Mark Manley

Mediator & Media Litigator

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“… robust style – gets the parties to settlement …”



Mark Manley has mediated more than 200 cases the vast majority of which have settled. These have mainly been media, sport, IP and contractual issues. Several have involved premiership football clubs, managers and players, actors, musicians and TV and film companies.

Professional Background

Mark is the Managing Director of the media and litigation firm Manleys, which has offices in Chester and London and a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit since 2004. He is recognises in the legal directories as one of the leading U.K. lawyers in the fields of defamation, media and sport and also has an excellent reputation for his work on disputes related to intellectual property (including copyright), passing off, trade mark infringement and general commercial and contractual work. 


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Reputation Management
  • Sports
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