Mark Cotter, QC

Barrister, 5 St Andrew's Hill
Following a highly successful career as a junior Mark has quickly transitioned to becoming a leading silk in financial and general crime. He has acted in a series of high profile and notable cases. Most recently he has defended in a substantial private prosecution involving an array of global corporate issues as well as defending a member of boy band JLS in a trial involving sexual allegations. Mark provides specialist advice to company directors, professionals and high net worth individuals who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. 

Mark has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar.

Practice areas


  • 1993 LL.M (Commercial Law)
  • 1992 LL/B (Hons)


  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Wales Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Contributing Author


  • 1992–1993 University of Wales (Cardiff College)
  • 1989–1992 Kingston University

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