Called to the Bar in 1999
Practice Area: Family
Specialist: Family, Immigration, Road Traffic & Financial Regulation
Mark Braid can accept instructions under the Direct Public Access scheme (DPA)
Mark’s practice comprises family, immigration and road traffic law with a developing interest in Financial Regulation especially involving interest rate swaps.
He provides sound practical advice to individuals and companies alike and has represented clients at all levels from Magistrates Court to the Court of Appeal. Solicitors appreciate his quick turnaround of work, good communication skills and rapport with clients.
As an experienced family lawyer specializing in private law cases involving children, Mark takes pride in giving clear and sensitive advice with an emphasis on negotiated settlements wherever possible. If a case involves a different approach then he is renowned for fearlessly fighting a client’ corner whilst attempting to preserve relations, respecting the fact that normally both parents will remain involved with their children’s upbringing into the future and after litigation is concluded.
Mark established Chambers now extremely well-regarded Immigration team. With extensive experience of representing clients in asylum and entry clearance cases he is a well-known expert in this field. He has represented many different clients from Gurkhas to those in the Corporate world.
Road Traffic law requires a grasp of an increasingly technical area of law and the ability to succinctly advise clients of their options. Mark is routinely instructed in this area and travels to Courts all over the UK to represent clients. He frequently provides telephone advice and his practical, yet effective approach means he is in great demand.
The alleged miss selling of interest Rate Swaps has only relatively recently been reported in the press and despite FSA reviews and subsequent assurances it is still an area where there is substantial confusion and public concern. Any alleged miss sale has to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and is very fact-dependent with many clients simply wishing to be placed in the same position they were in before the sale and many funders wanting to deal with the issues and then move on. Mark, in partnership with a team of specialist solicitors, provides a means by which both sides can effectively negotiate and settle such disputes without the need for protracted litigation and with the ability for the borrower to re-finance and continue with their business. Please contact Mark in Chambers for additional information.
Inn of Call
MA (Joint Honours): Edinburgh University
Dip Law: City University
Inns of Court School of Law