Mark has over forty years experience of clerking and has been with St Philips for 20 years since the merger with 1 Fountain Court in 2002. He is responsible for the management of more than forty barristers within the Family Group as well as five members of the Family clerking team. During his tenure at St Philips Chambers Mark has overseen three members of the group successfully apply for Silk and a further nine members obtain Judicial appointments, including a High Court Judge and a Deputy High Court Judge.
Mark is a self-confessed Cricket Badger who is a member of both his local club side (Earlswood CC) and his beloved Warwickshire CCC. Though retired from playing these days he is still happy to recount tales of his one and only century or his one and only “5-Fer” while holding court on the decking during match days at Earlswood.
Trips to the local golf course are now sadly limited and Mark now tends to agree with the sage words of Mark Twain that golf, is in fact, a good walk spoiled.
Away from chambers, the cricket field or the clubhouse bar, Mark enjoys relaxing at home with his wife, son, dog and three cats. When time permits, he will often have his head buried in the latest sporting biography or earphones plugged in listening to his favourite rock bands.
“An excellent clerking team led by senior family clerk Mark Mansell.” Chambers UK 2023
“The clerks are excellent and responsive, particularly Mark Mansell, Anthony Burgess, first junior clerk, and Kelly Fullwood, second junior clerk, who always go above and beyond.” Chambers UK 2023
“As ever, the clerking team at St Philips is first-class, led by senior family clerk Mark Mansell who is the standout family clerk in the Midlands.” Chambers UK 2022
“Led by the impressive Mark Mansell, he has a unique ability to enthuse all those around him with his passion for delivering a first class service.” Legal 500
“Senior Clerk Mark Mansell and his clerking team have an excellent reputation in the local area for providing a quality service, which makes this chambers my first port of call when looking to instruct counsel.” Chambers UK
“This is a very efficient set of chambers: very proactive, extremely supportive and very accommodating. They care about their clients and strive to provide comprehensive support.” Chambers UK
“The clerking team is superb, led very well by the vastly experienced Mark Mansell” Legal 500