Mark Hill QC is an accredited mediator with many years experience. He is down-to-earth and inspires confidence with lawyers and lay clients alike. He is personable, street-wise and user-friendly, and has been commended for using a lively sense of humour as aid to mediation!
Always thoroughly prepared, Mark is patient and pragmatic and engages with disputants to give them the facility to reach practical, workable and lasting solutions. Mark regularly acts as counsel in mediations and is able to bring this experience to bear in complex and emotionally charged situations.
With more that twenty-five years of practice at the Bar both as a junior and latterly Queen’s Counsel, Mark is recognised in the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners. His broad civil practice has included property disputes, judicial review, commercial litigation, clinical negligence and personal injury matters. He regularly represents clients in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. He also acts in proceedings before professional regulatory panels for clergy, solicitors, accountants and others. He is also an acknowledged expert in the niche specialism of ecclesiastical law and freedom of religion as can be seen from his practice profile. Recent cases with which Mark has been involved include:
Khaira v Shergill (Supreme Court), justiciability of religious disputes
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints v United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights)
Sebelius v Hobby Lobby Stores (United States Supreme Court)
Preston v President of Methodist Conference (Supreme Court), employment status of clergy
Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (United States Supreme Court)
Eweida and others v United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights), religious symbols in the workplace
Aston Cantlow PCC v Wallbank (House of Lords), chancel repair liability
Mark has undertaken scores of mediations in a range of subject areas, including:
• Property and Boundary Disputes
• Commercial Contract
• Personal Injury
• Professional negligence
• Probate and Inheritance
• Judicial Review
Mark is involved in mediator training in the UK and overseas, and was recently invited to give a guest lecture on Faith Based Mediation to the International Academy for Alternative Dispute Resolution at its annual conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mark is a founder and now co-chair of BIMA (Belief in Mediation and Arbitration) which encourages and facilitates ADR in faith-based disputes. He actively promotes peace-building and reconciliation amongst and between religious communities in the United Kingdom and overseas. He recently published Mediation: An Untapped Resource for the Church of England?
“Learned, experienced and capable of dispensing wise counsel”, litigation partner, London solicitors
“Hands on, no nonsense, and consistently effective”, Diocesan administrator
“Mark was thoroughly prepared and impressed the parties with his mastery of the facts,
creating common ground for a successful mediation”, CEO
For Mark’s Practice Profile click here