Mark Ainsworth

Call 1992

ainsworth@exchangechambers.co.uk

“Has a very amiable style with clients, who always find him reassuring. He’s super experienced and very good on his feet.”

Chambers and Partners 2020
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Criminal

Since being called to the Bar in 1992, Mark has developed an extensive criminal practice involving both prosecution and defence work. He is regularly instructed in large and complex cases (alone or as leading or led junior) in areas such as homicide, drugs, firearms, sexual offences, fraud, and health and safety.

Mark is a Category 4 Prosecutor and is on the Attorney General’s list for the Northern Circuit. He is also authorised to prosecute rape and other sexual offences. Mark is consistently recommended as a leading individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 guides.

He is described as “methodical, always well prepared and a really thorough advocate. He’s a pleasure to be in a case with”and “has a very amiable style with clients, who always find him reassuring. He’s super experienced and very good on his feet” in Chambers and Partners 2020 guide.

In the 2020 edition of the Legal 500, he is described as “Great with difficult clients.”

Criminal Cases

R v V & L – alleged gross negligent manslaughter of a patient against a dentist
and anaesthetist following death of patient undergoing dental procedure.

R v R – alleged gross negligent manslaughter by fork lift truck driver following accident
in warehouse.

R v G & others – alleged gross negligent manslaughter by baggage handlers following accident involving baggage truck at airport.

R v S – alleged gross negligent manslaughter of elderly person due to neglect
in provision of care.