Mark is a trusted adviser to employers, senior leaders and executives in the public and private sector. He spent the first 8 years of his career at a County Council, before qualifying as a solicitor. Mark spent the next 18 years at an international law firm, based in the West Midlands and then the City of London. He was and equity partner for 12 years and headed the firm's public sector group, focussed on Central and Local Government, Universities, Housing Associations and Health and Social Care providers. With 25 years specialising in employment law and governance issues Mark understands his clients and their needs. A specialist solicitor advocate since 2003, seasoned litigator, and policy adviser, with Greenburgh & Co you have advisers who share the public service ethos and provide a commercial, practical and expert view of the law.
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Mark has worked in or around the public sector for the past 25 years, first at a County Council and then as a partner in an international law firm. He led the public sector group and managed the client relationships for Central and Local Government, Housing Associations, Universities and Social Care providers, an income stream of over £20m. Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the City of London Law Society Employment Law Committee. He has served as a member of a Government appointed QUANGO on local government excellence and as an Independent member of the City of London Corporation Standards Committee
Mark’s experience covers all aspects of public sector employment law and governance - he has particularly focussed on whistle-blowing and corporate governance investigations, including the recent two-year review of employee culpability for the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal, a major property/member misconduct investigation in Sandwell, and various misconduct in public office cases including for Liverpool, Doncaster, Isle of Wight and Lincolnshire. As a trusted advisor within the sector Mark is often called in when calamity strikes, this has included Grenfell Tower; Sheffield City Council (Hillsborough Stadium Inquest), research misconduct cases for a leading academic institution, whistle-blowing for a FTSE 250 listed company, discrimination allegations in the Police Service, paedophilia allegations against a chief fire officer, bullying and sexual harassment in the charitable sector, and numerous misconduct, disciplinaries, grievances, trade union disputes, performance management issues, board room disputes, vice chancellors' pay and conditions, workforce reform, equal pay, gender pay-gap reporting, redundancy schemes, policies and handbooks, corporate transactions, out-sourcing, in-sourcing and subsequent generation transfers, restrictive covenants and judicial review litigation in the high court; Freedom of Information and data privacy issues, establishing mutual and not for profit companies, probity and governance issues.
Mark is committed to diversity and inclusion; he has been a diversity partner and a diversity role model.
Mark is a trustee of the Diversity Trust (a community interest company training and campaigning for equality and inclusion). As a Liveryman of the City of London Solicitors' Livery Company he supports their Education and Inclusion initiatives including their apprenticeship and social inclusion initiatives.
He is involved in LGBTQ+ initiatives and networks, and represented the claimant in one of the first claims brought under the Sexual Orientation Regulations in 2002.
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