Provided by Mark Greaves
Mark’s practice focuses on Employment and Education law. He is a member of the Attorney General’s “C” Panel and the EHRC’s Panel of Counsel.
Mark was called to the Bar in 2016.
In his employment practice, Mark’s recent appellate cases include:
• Driscoll v V&P Global (2021) UKEAT/0009/21: EAT decision establishing that constructive dismissal can constitute an act of harassment.
• Robinson v Al-Qasimi  EWCA Civ 862: Court of Appeal decision on the illegality defence.
• Ince Gordon Dadds v Tunstall  ICR 124: EAT decision concerning litigation against insolvent companies.
• Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services  EWHC 843 (QB): Leading High Court authority on the personal liability of company directors.
In his education practice, Mark was involved in a series of high-profile JR challenges to the use of isolation booths in schools. He was instructed by the EHRC to draft resources on discriminatory exclusions for SENDIASS advisers.
Author, “Working Time” chapter, Tolley’s Employment Law (LexisNexis, 2017-).
Editor, Education Law Reports (LexisNexis, 2020-).
Co-author, “Education Law” chapter, “National Security Law, Procedure and Practice” (OUP, 2021).
Mark studied Classics at Jesus College, Oxford before completing the GDL (Distinction, fifth overall) and BPTC (Outstanding) at City University.
Mark Greaves is noted for his expertise in special educational needs, exclusion and discrimination cases. He regularly appears in the High Court and has experience acting for both claimants and defendants.
"A junior barrister whose knowledge and experience means that he is one to watch for the future. He's a really solid lawyer." "He is brilliant - really strategic, manages expectations well, is really responsive and easy to work with."
Acted for the claimant in R (on the application of AA, by his mother and litigation friend BB) v London Borough of Hackney and YY School, an application for an interim injunction requiring the defendant to put in place suitable education for the claimant, who had been subjected to persistent bullying.
Mark Greaves is a respected barrister who has excellent knowledge across a variety of employment law issues including TUPE and discrimination. He is notable for his expertise in working time matters.
"He easily gets to the nub of complex matters and he has a skill base which belies his call." "He is understanding and patient and he continues to impress with his analytical mind and the clarity of his advice." "He has excellent attention to detail, we can rely on him to know the case inside out, he has a good manner with clients and he is able to provide clear, commercially focused advice that is not overly technical."
Defended C5 Capital against a whistle-blowing claim brought by a former senior employee.