Mark Laprell

Year of Call: 1979


  • ‘A tenacious and skilful advocate.’

    Ranked: tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2018-19) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • A well-regarded senior junior who represents clients in a broad range of cases arising out of serious injury and fatal accidents. Many of his cases are to do with transport.

    Chambers and Partners (2018) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury (Band 2)
  • "Very experienced, very knowledgeable and easy to work with." "He is tenacious in striving to achieve the very best result for his clients. He instils utmost confidence in both the legal team and clients alike."

    Chambers and Partners (2018) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury (Band 2)
  • "He has a wealth of experience in catastrophic injury cases."

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • ...has expertise in catastrophic injury cases resulting from road traffic accidents.

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • "He is adept at handling all serious personal injury matters."

    The Legal 500 (2016) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • A highly experienced senior junior who garners plaudits from commentators for his robust approach and experience. He acts primarily on cases involving catastrophic injury and fatal accidents.

    Chambers and Partners (2016) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He is down to earth, client-friendly, has excellent knowledge of the law and gives good guidance on strategy." "You always want him on your side; he's fearsome."

    Chambers and Partners (2016) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "Good on technical issues and a good advocate."

    The Legal 500 (2015) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Lauded for his tough demeanour in court and negotiation. He handles a range of catastrophic personal injury cases, including brain injury cases and fatal accidents.

    Chambers and Partners (2015) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He is a terrifying advocate - you always want him on your side." "He is very experienced, and you can always be confident that he will be good with clients."

    Chambers and Partners (2015) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • Strong on high value personal injury matters.

    The Legal 500 (2014) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Recommended in particular for his ability with claims relating to heavy goods vehicles, and on claims involving fatalities and brain injuries.

    Chambers and Partners (2014) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He's very good on technical issues with very complex evidence to digest. He's a robust advocate."

    Chambers and Partners (2014) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • Recommended for high-value personal injury instructions.

    The Legal 500 (2013) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Education

University: Magdalen College, Oxford
School of Law: Inns of Court Law School
Qualifications: BA (Oxon)


Professional Memberships

Recorder of the Crown Court
Personal Injury Bar Association


  • ‘A tenacious and skilful advocate.’

    Ranked: tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2018-19) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • A well-regarded senior junior who represents clients in a broad range of cases arising out of serious injury and fatal accidents. Many of his cases are to do with transport.

    Chambers and Partners (2018) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury (Band 2)
  • "Very experienced, very knowledgeable and easy to work with." "He is tenacious in striving to achieve the very best result for his clients. He instils utmost confidence in both the legal team and clients alike."

    Chambers and Partners (2018) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury (Band 2)
  • "He has a wealth of experience in catastrophic injury cases."

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • ...has expertise in catastrophic injury cases resulting from road traffic accidents.

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • "He is adept at handling all serious personal injury matters."

    The Legal 500 (2016) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • A highly experienced senior junior who garners plaudits from commentators for his robust approach and experience. He acts primarily on cases involving catastrophic injury and fatal accidents.

    Chambers and Partners (2016) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He is down to earth, client-friendly, has excellent knowledge of the law and gives good guidance on strategy." "You always want him on your side; he's fearsome."

    Chambers and Partners (2016) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "Good on technical issues and a good advocate."

    The Legal 500 (2015) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Lauded for his tough demeanour in court and negotiation. He handles a range of catastrophic personal injury cases, including brain injury cases and fatal accidents.

    Chambers and Partners (2015) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He is a terrifying advocate - you always want him on your side." "He is very experienced, and you can always be confident that he will be good with clients."

    Chambers and Partners (2015) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • Strong on high value personal injury matters.

    The Legal 500 (2014) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Recommended in particular for his ability with claims relating to heavy goods vehicles, and on claims involving fatalities and brain injuries.

    Chambers and Partners (2014) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • "He's very good on technical issues with very complex evidence to digest. He's a robust advocate."

    Chambers and Partners (2014) - Northern (Bar) - Personal Injury
  • Recommended for high-value personal injury instructions.

    The Legal 500 (2013) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Described as ‘robust’ and ‘formidable’, Mark Laprell is one of the most respected and utilised serious personal injury barristers on the Northern Circuit. He is meticulous, considered and exceptionally intelligent.

Mark’s work includes the most serious personal injury matters; limb loss, paralysis and fatalities. His additional ‘Road Transport Law’ specialisation provides invaluable insight into road traffic incidents which have led to him being instructed in a number of high profile cases.

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PERSONAL INJURY

Armstrong v Richardson (2014) EWHC 3306 (QC)
Faunch v O’Donoghue & Brice (2013) EWCA Civ 1698
McCarthy & Another v (1) Grimes (2) Motor Insurance Bureau (2012) EWHC 1847
McDermott v Pettit (2011) EWHC 3074
R (Green) v Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (2008) EWHC 3501
Gorringe v Calderdale MBC (2004) UKHL 15
A B and Others v Tameside & Glossop Health Authority (1997) PNLR 140

ROAD TRANSPORT

R v Willey (London Millwrights) & London General Transport Services Ltd (Go-Ahead London) (2016) [Southwark Crown Court – Health & Safety Prosecution]
VOSA v CVS (Commercial Vehicle Solutions), Collins M J & Gosling R N (2012-2015) Leeds Crown Court
Re: MM Telford Ltd & RMT Transport Ltd (2014) UKUT 0276 (AAC)
R (Buzzlines Travel Ltd & Busbridge) v Margate Magistrates Court & VOSA (2013) EWHC 921
(Operation Octopus) VOSA v OSullivan, Purnell & Robertson (2005-2011) Luton Crown Court
Stagecoach Group & Go-Ahead Group & Concession Authorities v Secretary of State for Transport & Travel Concession Authorities (2010) EWHC 223 (Admin)
Peake v DPP (2010) EWHC 286
Re: O’Malley (O’Malley Haulage) (2009) UKUT 219 (AAC)
Bull v Northampton Justices (2009) EWHC 1768
Re: Priority Freight & Williams (2009) Transport Tribunal – 2009/225
Williams v VOSA (2008) EWHC 849
DPP v Wells & Halliwell (2007) EWHC 3259
R v Secretary of State for Transport & West Midlands Transport : R v Secretary of State for Transport & Go West Midlands Ltd (2007) EWHC 2729
Boxton Ltd (John Hogan Transport) v Revenue & Customs (2007)
Cleansing Service Group Ltd v VOSA (2006) EWHC 662
VOSA v Greenfarms Ltd (2005) EWHC 3156
Mawdesley & Yorke (2004) 1 AER 58 {BBC Report}
Idris Francis (2004) EWHC 291 (Admin) {BBC Report}
Skills Motor Coaches (2001) AER 289
V.I. v York Pullman (2001) RTR 18
BKG Transport (2001) Transport Tribunal – 2001/39
Attorney General’s Reference (2001) 2 Cr App Rep.22
Yorkshire Traction Company v Vehicle Inspectorate (2001) RTR 34
Vehicle Inspectorate v Bruce Cook Road Planing Limited (2000) RTR 90
Vehicle Inspectorate v Nuttall (1999) RTR 264
Regularly appears in the Upper Tribunal (Transport) and Transport Tribunal

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