Mark was co-opted to the Board in April 2007 and became the Company Secretary in 2010 a position he still holds. Mark also chairs the IRLA Events Committee which, amongst other things coordinates the overseas L&D presentations and the annual Congress in Brighton.
Mark is a partner at Cooley (UK) LLP in their London office. He was previously a partner at Edwards Wildman, having trained with an earlier legacy firm, becoming a partner in 1998. He has spent over 25 years working on contentious matters in the legacy market and has handled a number of significant market disputes, both in the High Court and in arbitration. The majority of his clients are in the legacy market, although Mark often represents clients in the live market.
Mark presents workshops on a variety of topics including reinsurance issues, run-off, UK asbestos and arbitration and has been a speaker and chairman at several IRLA events including the largest annual legacy event in the calendar, the Brighton Congress.
Mark says: “The regulation and legal landscapes change all the time but by ensuring that IRLA presents workshops on a variety of topics including reinsurance issues, run-off, UK asbestos and arbitration we can continually provide focussed support”.