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Mark  Wing

Mark Wing LLB (Hons) CertEdHE, PGCertBL, DipLP

Senior Lecturer

School of Business, Law and Communications

023 8201 2527 ext. 2527 Room no. SMx05


Mark has been teaching in UK Universities since 1993 starting at Keele University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant before moving to Solent in 1994. He has also spent five years in legal practice, working for law firms in Blackpool and Southampton.

His main area of practice was corporate and commercial law, mostly intellectual property law and which is now reflected in his teaching interests. He currently teaches Intellectual Property Law, EU Law, Company Law, Legal System and Method and the Law dissertation units on the LLB (Hons). 

Mark has the main responsibility for legal careers advice within the University and convenes with the Southampton City Law Network giving Solent law students the chance to network with local professionals and past students (often one in the same).

Mark is research active and has written several articles, mostly on intellectual property in published academic journals since 1997. He is always interested in looking at proposals for research degrees from applicants in areas such as intellectual property law, information technology law and EU law. Mark has supervised five PhD’s to successful completions and most of those award holders are now successful academics in their own right.

He was awarded the University Staff Award in 2018 for enhancing the student experience and try to ensure that students have a rewarding three years at Solent, both academically and socially. Mark assists students in organising academic and social events and organise the annual Europe trip which alternates between Brussels, Strasbourg and the Hague.

As the department lead on NSS and student satisfaction, and after adopting this role in 2015 the department has obtained every year since 90% plus overall satisfaction including the very high community of staff and students rating obtained in 2018 results thanks to his colleagues willingness to help and nurture students.

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Further information

  1. Awards

    Mark has been awarded the 2018 University Staff Award “Enhancing the Student Experience” won from 33 nominations, FBSE Faculty Awards for Top 10 Solent Unit Evaluation Units for EU Law (once) and Intellectual Property Law (twice) and FBSE Trethowans Solicitors Entrepreneurial Fellow.
  2. Recent publications

    Recent publications include "Asymmetry and Helplessness: The Copyright Ecology of Online Literature Writers in China" with Zhigang Wang, "Cheating: Ethics in Everyday Life" and more...
    • Asymmetry and Helplessness: The Copyright Ecology of Online Literature Writers in China with Zhigang Wang (2018) 8 QMJIP 348  
    • Cheating: Ethics in Everyday Life Book Review (2018) 16 MJLS 94
    • Selling the Soft Brexit with Ewan Kirk (2018) 16 MJLS 85
    • The Digital Copyright Time Bomb in the BRIC Economies, Some Ideas from the UK for the Indian market – In International Journal of Law and Management – Summer 2012
    • Shooting the Messenger? in Mountbatten Yearbook of Legal Studies (2007)
    • Computer Crime, Ignorance is Bliss? in Butterworths E-Law Journal, (2002)
    • EU/US approaches to Copyright in the Information Society with Ewan Kirk Intellectual Property Quarterly (2001)
    • Copyright in Electronic Document Delivery companion book to Document Delivery Beyond 2000 Conference 1998 The British Library Taylor Graham (1999)
    • Sabel v Puma  Confusion is King JBL with Matthew Elsmore (1998)
    • Intellectual Property Law Providing Protection for Intangible Business Assets in  Harris, N (ed) Change and The Modern Business (1997) Ch. 9 265 Macmillan Press Ltd
  3. Research interests

    Mark's research interests include, Intellectual Property Law, European Union Law, Computer and Internet Law and Digital Rights
  4. Teaching experience

    Mark is a unit leader at Solent University and has had a variety of teaching experience across a range of subjects...
    Mark is unit leader on the following units at Solent University:
    • LLB European Law 
    • LLB Intellectual Property Law 
    • LLB Dissertation
    • LLB Company Law 
    • LLB Legal System and Method 

    Mark also has teaching experience of:

    • LLM Copyright and Designs
    • LLM Trade Mark and Unfair Competition Law
    • LLM Advanced Legal Research Methods
    • PGCert Research Methods
    • LLB Dissertation supervision.

    And has taught non-law courses units such as:

    • BA Journalism Media Law,
    • BA Social Sciences Constitutional and Administrative Law
    • BA Politics Public Law
    • Business Undergraduate Programme
    • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
    • BA E-Commerce E-Commerce Law
    • BA Corporate Communications Intellectual Property Law.
  5. Industry experience

    Mark's industry experience has included working at Keele University, Ordnance Survey, Taylor Thornback Solicitors, Trethowans Solicitors, Glamorgan University and more...
    • Solent University Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law since 2004
    • Birmingham City University LLB External Examiner
    • Glamorgan University LLM External Examiner
    • Trethowans Solicitors Trainee Solicitor
    • Taylor Thornback Solicitors Trainee Solicitor
    • Ordnance Survey Consultant (Secondment)
    • Keele University Graduate Teaching Assistant