Mark Summerfield Partner
Contact Mark
Tel: 020 7317 8681

I qualified as a solicitor in 1992. I lead the firm's litigation team. I am a CEDR Chambers mediator and part of the Court of Appeal Mediation Scheme.  I am recommended in the Legal 500 for 2019 which states " Mark Summerfield is 'a tough, effective litigator', and his litigation experience includes classic and supercar disputes".

On a personal note
I am married with three children. I enjoy photography, travel, and playing football. I am a passionate Newcastle United fan.

My specialist areas include:

  • General commercial litigation
  • Banking and finance
  • Media litigation
  • Property–related litigation, including construction
  • Corporate and personal insolvency
  • Employment disputes
  • Classic and high value vehicle disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • Arbitration
  • Management of electronic or e-disclosure

Some of my notable cases include:

  • United Mizrahi Bank v Doherty and ors [1998] 2 All ER 230
  • Gemini Travel Group v Osborne & Others [2002] EWHC 2403 (Ch)
  • Philip Simmons and ors v Michael Dresden [2004] EWHC 993 (TCC)
  • Global Multimedia International Limited v ARA Media Services and others [2006] EWHC 3612
  • Nearfield v Lincoln Nominees Limited and Lincoln Trust Company (Jersey) Limited [2006] EWHC 2421 (Ch)
  • Murray v Big Pictures UK Limited (JK Rowling privacy case) [2008] EWCA C
  • Lombard North Central PLc v Dayah v London Asset Finance [2011] QBD
  • Greenshores Properties Ltd v Andrews & Ors [2013] EWHC 3399 (QB)
  • Gray v Smith & Ors [2013] EWHC 4136 (Comm)
  • Halberstam and another v Gladstar Limited [2015] EWHC 179 (QB)
  • Honeyrose Bakery Limited v Lola’s Kitchen Limited and another [2015] EWHC 1856 (QB)