Having qualified in 1995, Mark Culbert was a Partner in a large regional practice before joining Osborne Clarke’s City office in 2000. In 2006 he founded iLaw with Justin Ellis and heads the firm’s litigation team. His main areas of expertise are intellectual property, technology and media disputes.
Mark represented 8 corporate clients in one of the largest disputes in London; the 1 billion US dollar dispute between the Kazakh JSC BTA Bank and Mukhtar Ablyazov and others. He also worked on the Tajik Aluminium litigation in London (a 450 million US dollar fraud claim).
Mark acted for the successful party in the reported Court of Appeal case of BWE and Jones and for Domino’s Pizza in its High Court dispute with UEFA following the Euro 2004 Finals. His clients include many household names and high profile individuals.
In addition to his legal practice, Mark has been a Director of a recruitment business a licensed FA Player’s Agent. His areas of practice include:
Mark is the Chairman of the IT Disputes Group of the Society for Computers & Law, an Associate Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, an ADR Group Accredited Mediator and sits on the users committee of the Technology and Construction Court.
He has experience both of executing search and seizure orders and acting as a Court appointed supervising solicitor.
Mark is regularly invited to speak at national conferences on intellectual property and IT disputes.