Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark is head of chambers at Cotswold Barristers, a niche direct access set based in Cheltenham. He was the authorised litigator and junior counsel for the representative claimant in Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company, the largest direct access case to date.

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Ups and downs

Mark Smith explains how the ‘mortgage tracker loans case’, a direct access group action, made novel use of crowdfunding and BARCO

Widely trailed in the broadsheets as the largest-ever direct access case, Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 496 was covered by the legal and financial press and analysed by commentators, academics and major firms of solicitors.

26 September 2016
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The new Bar Council earnings report presents a collective challenge for the self-employed Bar, remote hearings are changing and Bar Conference is back next month

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