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.