Mark is the Head of our Criminal department and has over 25 years of experience in working in the Criminal law field, previously being a Partner and Senior Partner of the firm.

Mark is able to deal with cases from their inception through to trial and has considerable experience in dealing with money laundering matters, fraud, cybercrime and serious crime.

Mark also holds a position of Assistant Coroner in Lancashire.

Background Information

Mark was born and raised locally and can trace his association with the firm through his grandfather, Henry Cooper, back to the 1920’s. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Mark joined the firm of Cooper Smith & Williams Solicitors, who later merged to form Southerns, in 1986. He became a Duty Solicitor, Partner and Senior Partner afterwards and has a love for the practice of criminal law.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and is a huge Formula 1 fan.