Mark Rhind QC

Call 1989
Silk 2021

“He is forthright and realistic which client and solicitors really do appreciate, yet at the same time he instills confidence and really fights for his clients.”

The Legal 500 2021
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Motoring and Vehicle Crime

Mark was called to the Bar in 1989 starting off his professional career working for a commercial firm of Solicitors in London. He now specialises in criminal work acting for both the prosecution and defence.

Mark represents those involved in fatal road traffic accidents and motoring matters, from fatal road traffic accidents to cases in the lower court. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of expert evidence tachograph analysis and medical defences available. He has also been involved in defending many cases of vehicle-related fraud.

Over recent years he has been involved in many serious and high profile cases as leading or led junior or as junior alone and is regularly involved in cases prosecuted by the SFO, RCPO UK Border agency and the Environment Agency.

He is certified as a “leading advocate” for the VHCC panel and is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

Motoring and Vehicle Crime Cases

R v O – Death by careless driving involving collision at a  zebra crossing

R v Peoples – Cross border red diesel fraud

R v Q – Abuse of Process argument relating to advice from magistrates court clerk on totting up issues which resulted in the staying of charges as the defendant had already exhausted his special reasons argument.