Mark has been with Solomon Taylor & Shaw since 1998. He is the Senior Partner and heads our Dispute Resolution Practice.

His practice includes the whole range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on partnership and shareholder disputes in addition to insolvency and banking work.  Over the years Mark has been involved in a large amount of classic and supercar litigation and his work in the area of privacy and reputation management has been recognised in the legal directories.  Mark is also experienced in international arbitration.

Mark is a CEDR registered panel mediator and a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council.

Mark is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500.

Many of Mark’s cases have been reported. They 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)

  • Winslet and another v The Estate of Andreas Gisel [2021] EWHC 1308 (Comm)

  • Alizade & Ors v Kudlick | [2023] EWHC 1082 (Ch)


“Mark Summerfield is a really reassuring presence for clients. He is calm, and helps them all the way through a dispute to achieve the best possible outcome.”

“Mark Summerfield has played a massive part in guiding myself through a litigation process, especially when it came to deciding even whether to start litigation. He has given me an honest opinion throughout on where this could go and what the fees would be.”

“Mark Summerfield is a hugely experienced litigator who has seen it all. Constantly focused on how to get clients the outcome they require – whether through litigation or ADR.”