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Mark Dakin

Associate Solicitor-Advocate

"...very experienced at representing clients when they have been arrested for various serious offences..."


Mark qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 and gained his Higher Courts Advocacy qualification in 2007.

Mark represents clients at the police station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Mark is very experienced at representing clients at the police station when they have been arrested for various serious offences including murder, rape and grievous bodily harm. At the Magistrates’ Court Mark regularly conducts trials in a full range of matters including theft, assault and fraud. Mark has an interest in road traffic cases including careless and dangerous driving, special reasons (e.g. spiked drinks, driving in emergency situations) and exceptional hardship cases (in relation to ‘totting’ bans).

In the Crown Court, Mark has successful represented clients charged with offences such as robbery, sexual assault, fraud and offences of violence.


  • Notable cases
    • R v S  Old Bailey case of murder of an infant; leading case on the offence of failing to protect an infant, reported at [2007] 2 Cr.App.R. 26 CA and cited in Archbold
    • R v W  Old Bailey case of alleged murder of wife by multiple stabbing
    • R v P  A gang related case at the Old Bailey of violent disorder linked to a murder; one of the first cases involving witness anonymity provisions
    • R v M  Conspiracy to supply cocaine
    • R v D  Large scale “car ringing” fraud
    • R v B  Bank fraud
    • R v M  Youth charged with arson

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