Mark is a Paralegal in the Crime & Regulatory team. He supports the department in all aspects of claims and defences in criminal and regulatory matters impacting clients in the UK and internationally.
Mark deals with criminal cases all the way from arrest and detention at police stations, to trial in the Crown Courts. He frequently acts in cases where professionals are investigated or charged, and has been closely involved in the representation of teachers, professors, doctors, lawyers, bankers, accountants, and politicians amongst many others.
Mark has worked on cases across the full range of the criminal law, from Road Traffic Act offences to benchmark rate rigging; common assault to serious and organised crime. He also has experience of cases where there is an overlap between the civil and criminal law having worked on a number of high-value civil fraud cases.
SMB’s crime team, led by Partner Phil Smith and assisted by Senior Associate Henrietta Ronson and Paralegal Mark Soames, have secured a not guilty verdict at Wood Green Crown Court in a high-stakes case involving a highly-regarded baseball umpire.Read more
Anthony Burton CBE and Mark Soames have written an article explaining the law around coercive control explaining the prosecution criteria and the two statutory defences are available.Read more
The Coronavirus Act 2020 have new powers to require the provision of information by companies involved in the food supply chain.Read more