Mark Nicholls

Position(s)  Solicitor

Area(s) of Practice  Criminal Defence, Advocacy

Location(s)  Bedford

Phone  07852 585 333


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Mark Nicholls is a Higher Court Advocate for the Crown Court team with over 15 years experience in Criminal Law.

Mark is a highly experienced Criminal trial advocate dealing with serious offences from Robbery and Burglary to gangland shootings, drugs, fraud and serious violence. 

Prior to specialising in Criminal Law, Mark spent 5 years at the beginning of his career concentrating on Civil and family law before moving to criminal defence work. This has contributed to him having a particular skill in dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses. He is well liked for his easy approach and no nonsense manner, his experience of cases that require sensitive handling and his attention to detail and meticulous preparation. This serves him well in complex cases.

Mark has brought with him an extensive client base and chose to join Cartwright King because of our national reputation in criminal defence work. Mark is an outstanding Higher Court Advocate and has had notable success in dealing with serious and high profile criminal cases.

Mark is also extremely passionate about the criminal justice system which he feels contributes to a fairer society.


Notable Cases

R v A: Leading counsel in 9 defendant 8 week trial involving gangs shooting each other over drugs.

R v W: Defended one of the prisoners from the Bedford prison riot.

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