Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Crime - North Eastern (Bar)
Mark McKone QC is a new silk who gains praise for his skilled advocacy on behalf of both the prosecution and the defence. He handles a diverse range of significant matters, specialising in serious sexual assaults and rape. He is a Grade 4 prosecutor who appears on rape and serious organised crime panels.
Strengths: "He is incredibly bright and very quick at picking up what the case is actually about." "He is balanced and fair in his approach. He drafts nice documents and gets on well with judges." "He quietly makes fantastic points that make lightning bolt moments."
Recent work: Prosecuted the owner of a boarding school for the sexual abuse of children over many decades.
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Mark McKone QC took silk in 2021. He has an entirely criminal practice, both prosecution and defence work, mainly homicide, including assisted suicide, serious violence to babies, rape and serious sexual offences and money laundering.
He was recently involved in 3 high profile children’s home cases, involving serious sexual offences. Mark has represented many professional people such as teacher and priests and students for sexual allegations. Mark hopes to continue with serious sexual offence work in silk.
He was a Grade 4 prosecutor on rape and serious organised crime panels and has prosecuted a lot of multi-handed cases, including drugs, fraud and money laundering. Accountancy background. His practice is based in Leeds, Bradford, York, Hull and the North East. Significant Court of Appeal experience.