Mark Summerfield

Mediator & Commercial Litigator

Client Feedback:

“His manner with the parties was open and straight forward; he was highly intelligent and pleasant company.”



Mark Summerfield’s mediation practice has developed over the past 20 years, complementing his commercial litigation practice which began 24 years ago at a large City firm. His experience varies from multi-million pound international disputes to relatively low value disputes. Recent mediation work has included a bitter corporate ‘divorce’, an international trade dispute, professional negligence claims, in addition to various property litigation matters. In 2013 Mark became a member of the Court of Appeal’s Panel of Mediators. 

Professional Background

Mark began his career at the law firm Nabarro in 1990 before moving to Solomon Taylor & Shaw in 1998 where he is the Head of the Dispute Resolution team. He deals with all types of commercial dispute and has particular expertise in banking, insolvency, corporate, and property work. Recent work has included extensive litigation relating to the classic and super car market.

Mark has acted in a number of high profile cases in the media world. His work in the field of defamation and reputation management has been recognised in Chambers and the Legal 500.


  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Environmental
  • Insolvency
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Supply of Goods & Services