Mark Hill QC
Mark Hill QC specializes in ecclesiastical law and religious liberty, and has been involved in litigation in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is regularly retained in Church of England Consistory Courts, the Court of Arches and in Clergy Discipline Tribunals. Further information can be obtained from his Chambers.
Mark Hill QC is consultant editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Revista General de Derecho Canónico y Derecho Eclesiástico del Estado and serves on the Editorial Board of the Oxford Journal for Law and Religion.
He publications include Ecclesiastical Law, now in its third edition (2007), English Canon Law (1998), Religious Liberty and Human Rights (2002), Religion and Discrimination Law in the European Union (2012) and Religion and Law in the United Kingdom (2014). He was a contributing editor of the third edition of Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (2010).
Chancellor of the Diocese of Chichester since 1999, of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe since 2004 and Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese of York since 2007 and the Diocese of Blackburn since 2010, Mark is a member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England.
He is Honorary Professor of Law at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria. He is a member and former President of the European Consortium for Church and State Research. He is Co-Chair of BIMA (Belief in Mediation and Arbitration) and a member of the Advisory Panel of INFORM (the Information Network on Religious Movements).