Specialisms & expertise
- Real estate disputes to include advising on easements, restrictive covenants, rights of common, boundary disputes and adverse possession claims
- Disputes arising out of development contracts to include questions of interpretation, overage claims and arbitration to determine price
- Advising on commercial landlord and tenant disputes including contested lease renewals under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
- Property insolvency work including the enforcement of legal charges and advising LPA Receivers
- Professional negligence claims arising from property related matters
- Orders for sale under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- Matters arising under the Electronic Communications Code.
Client stories & examples of work
- Acted for Hautford Limited in the Supreme Court proceedings concerning whether a landlord was unreasonably withholding consent to the tenant’s request to submit a planning application: https://www.ts-p.co.uk/news/thomson-snell-and-passmore-act-on-behalf-of-hautford-ltd
- Advising a commercial lender client on enforcement options following default by its borrower and arranging the subsequent appointment of the LPA Receiver
- Acting for a corporate client in connection with the recovery of overage payments due under a sale contract
- Advising corporate trustee clients in connection with the closure of a private members club and the subsequent dispute regarding the allocation of funds following the sale of the clubhouse.
- Acting for a farming business client in forcing the sale of agricultural property following the dissolution of the farming partnership
Types of client
- Commercial landlords and tenants
- Developers and private landowners
- Charitable organisations
- Unincorporated Associations, Private Members Clubs, Industrial and Provident Societies
Achievements & other appointments
Mark is acknowledged in leading independent guide to UK law firms, Chambers UK, as a leader in his field. His clients say he “"will get on with the work without us having to chase him, and he has a good balance of commercial intelligence and legal knowledge." He is also described as being “incredibly approachable, personable and knowledgeable”. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Mark joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in 2003. He became a Partner in 2014.