Mark acted (led by Jamie Smith QC and Miles Harris) for two of the solicitor defendants to a £130 million unlawful means conspiracy claim brought by Accident Exchange arising out of the conduct of thousands of “credit hire” cases. The claim spawned large numbers of interlocutory disputes, including Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors  4 W.L.R. 26 (in which the Commercial Court rejected the claim that the “iniquity” exception applied so as to disapply privilege) and Accident Exchange v McLean & Ors  EWHC 1533 (Comm) (in which the Commercial Court granted the solicitor defendants’ applications for security for costs).
Mark Cullen specialises in (i) commercial litigation; (ii) offshore work; (iii) professional liability claims; and (iv) civil fraud. He is also developing his practice in sports law and insurance law.
Mark was admitted as an Attorney at Law in the Cayman Islands in 2018 and as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2017. He has been instructed in cases in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.
Mark’s previous experience includes working as the Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Maurice Kay, then the Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). During this time, Mark was involved in a number of high profile cases and gained an invaluable insight into the appellate process.
Mark holds a M.A. in Law and a first class LL.M. from Jesus College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Foundation Scholarship. He was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2013, having been awarded a Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award for his BPTC year.
For examples of Mark’s ongoing and previous work, please see the individual practice areas below.