Mark Wyeth QC

1983 (QC 2009)

"outstanding with clients"

Bencher of the Inner Temple

2017 saw Mark instructed in a series of high profile cases including;

  • The Charlie Alliston ‘cycling case’ appearing on behalf of the Defence. This was a landmark case that led directly to a review of the law. Alliston was acquitted of unlawful act manslaughter.
  • The New Order case. Mark appeared on behalf of the bassist Peter Hook making a successful application for leave for a derivative claim in the Chancery Division regarding the trade mark for the pop group New Order.
  • Operation Cleo – re HMRC ‘copycat’ type website. Mark appeared on behalf of the defence.

Appearing for the defence in a series of high profile murder cases;

  • R v Field (acquittal of murder).
  • R v Cameron (acquittal of murder).
  • R v Piktorov (subject of an unsuccessful AG’s Reference).

Mark is a very experienced Barrister who practices from chambers in London (5 Paper Buildings) and Cardiff (Apex Chambers) and is a Member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.

Mark is an expert in serious organised crime and fraud cases (appointed as an approved Queen’s Counsel prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office) and conducts trials for both defence and prosecution involving VAT frauds, murder, sexual offences and drug importation cases. Mark is an ‘Accredited Advocate’ for complex criminal cases (VHCC) with the Legal Services Commission.

The focus of Mark’s practice is predominantly criminal law and he has a long established specialism in intellectual property law acting, inter alia, as a recognised trade mark counsel and as an appointed mediator with the Music Publishers Association. Mark recently advised upon, drafted the principles contracts and is credited as an executive producer regarding the film ‘Rise of the Foot Soldier 2’.

Mark holds an Honours Degree in Law from Leicester Polytechnic, a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the London School of Economics, University ofL ondon and is a qualified arbitrator and mediator and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


  • Appointed Queens Counsel - 2009
  • Appointed Bencher of Inner Temple - 2014
  • MCIArb– Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Mediator with the Music Publishers Association
  • Member of the Criminal Bar Association
  • Visiting Professor of Law, University of Iowa, College of Law, USA

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Mark Wyeth QC
Mark Wyeth QC

Specialist Areas

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • General Crime
  • Consumer Law



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