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Mark Jones



  • Commercial Litigation
  • Judicial reviews and public inquiries
  • Intellectual Property

Sector Expertise

  • Food and Drink

Mark is a senior solicitor in our Commercial Litigation team and specialises in business disputes and challenging the decisions of public bodies (i.e. judicial review).

Although Mark has spent most of his career in private practice as an external advisor he has also worked in-house for Morrisons and Iceland. Whilst working for retail businesses, Mark has developed an excellent understanding of the retail sector and, in particular, food and drink retail. For that reason, Mark is frequently seen commenting in trade and national press with opinion pieces published in Estates Gazette, Yorkshire Post, The Grocer and on

The Legal 500 directory, the UK’s leading guide to law firms, say Mark is ‘efficient and easy to work with’.

Notable/recent work includes acting:

  • in a £4m partnership asset dispute;
  • for clients to enforce restrictive covenants and recover diverted profits;
  • for one of the largest electrical heating businesses in Europe in a multi-million supply dispute;
  • for food retailers and suppliers in relation to trade agreement disputes;
  • for the largest suppliers in England and Ireland delivering GSCOP training;
  • in a judicial review claim against Natural England regarding wildlife licencing;
  • for grocery retailers and retail developers both bringing and defending judicial review claims; and
  • for commodities suppliers in cross border disputes.



February 20, 2017

Gordons in the News: Mark Jones on the Kraft Heinz takeover

Our food and drink expert, Mark Jones, comments on consumer habits in relation to the Kraft Heinz ta ...

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December 8, 2016

For a limited time only – the new guidance for traders on pricing practices

Mark Jones, food and drink expert at Gordons, explores the changes to pricing guidance to increase c ...

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November 22, 2016

GSCOP, ‘reasonable notice’ and the 12-week myth

As the UK’s designated retailers continue to scale back the number of products they sell and look ...

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November 8, 2016

The Groceries supply code of practice may be extended… but not by much

The Grocer revealed last month that the Government is to consider extending the role of the Grocerie ...

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October 19, 2016

Yorkshire Corporate Review – October 2016

In partnership with the Business Desk, food and drink specialist Mark Jones discusses how corporate ...

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Direct Line 0113 227 0297
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