Mark Allen, the principal of the firm, qualified as a solicitor in 1985, having trained with a city centre practice. He then joined Crown office, where he worked as a Procurator fiscal depute for several years before joining a blue chip commercial practice as a civil litigator. Mark founded the firm in 1989 and has specialised in Criminal Defence, Family law and Children’s Panel cases since then.
Mark has conducted literally thousands of trials and proofs in the last 30 years. He was one of a small number of appointed legal representative in the Children’s hearing system and believes that he has conducted more children’s hearings as a legal representative than any other solicitor in Scotland. In the criminal sphere Mark has an extensive practice both in the Sheriff and JP courts as well as the High Court. He is currently instructed in several serious organised crime prosecutions.