Mark Ford KC

Call To The Bar: 1991

“Mark is one of a kind – his attention to detail is second to none and he can be relied upon to find out the material within a case which will challenge the prosecution case. He is very thorough in his case preparation and will leave no stone unturned in trying to find any areas of weakness for the Crown. He is a pleasure to work with, considerate and always open to discussions and welcoming the instructing solicitor’s opinion on matters, never making decisions without asking for input first.” – Legal 500, 2023

“A brilliant silk.”- Chambers & Partners, 2022

Absolutely top-drawer silk for serious criminal cases.” – The Legal 500, 2022

“An outstanding advocate, with technical ability to match. His proactive approach makes him a pleasure to work with.” “He is careful in his preparation, thoughtful in his advocacy and very effective in front of a jury.” “Very astute and bright.” – Chambers & Partners, 2021

One of the few advocates who can literally turn a hopeless case into a winner purely by court room performance.” – The Legal 500, 2021

“A very determined barrister.”– The Legal 500, 2018


Mark joined Lincoln House Chambers in 2010. He specializes in all types of criminal law both prosecuting and defending including murder, serious fraud, regulatory offences and cases of a serious sexual nature.

For many years Mark has undertaken criminal work at the highest level. He has extensive experience in successfully representing clients charged in the most serious offences, these include murder and manslaughter (including corporate manslaughter), conspiracy to commit armed robbery, high level drug importation and distribution and serious sexual offences, multi-million pound frauds, money laundering, political corruption, regulatory offences (health & safety, trade descriptions & environmental).

A number of the cases in which Mark has appeared have been of national significance.

Mark sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court.

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