Mark Lawrence Partner

Mark acts for a wide range of clients, including commercial developers, PFI project companies, house builders, financial institutions, investors, landlords and tenants.

He has extensive experience of advising in relation to construction and engineering, infrastructure, real estate and professional negligence disputes.

Mark has acted for clients in claims in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as in domestic and international arbitration and adjudication. He regularly facilitates the resolution of his clients’ disputes through negotiation, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

He has particular expertise in guiding clients through technically, legally and factually complex disputes and works closely with the leading barristers and experts in the field.

His recent disputes experience spans infrastructure, power stations, hotels, data centres and large commercial and residential developments.

He is a member of the Society of Construction Law, the Adjudication Society, the Property Litigation Association, the Young International Arbitration Group and the International Bar Association.

What people are saying


"Doug Wass and Mark Lawrence in particular are standouts. They are balanced, pragmatic, calm and supportive as well as incredibly knowledgeable about the industry."

The UK Legal 500 2024

"Mark was on top of the brief and communicated well."

Chambers UK 2024

"Mark Lawrence is a user-friendly advocate who has an impressive ability to get a handle on the case and understand the critical issues to deal with. He is highly recommended."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Where Mark stands out is his ability to provide a calming influence in a time of commercial crisis, and then to deliver careful, articulate and pragmatic advice which allows us as a client to make considered and effective decisions. Above all of Mark’s other qualities and expertise, it is this that makes him stand out from the competition."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Mark Lawrence has been an effective sounding board, letting the frustration flow (internally) while helping to distill the outbound message to a more-appropriate dispassionate tone. It has been a pleasure to work with Mark."

The UK Legal 500 2020

"Mark Lawrence is ‘an outstanding and technical lawyer who is awe-inspiringly intelligent and lovely to deal with.’"

The UK Legal 500 2018

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