Mark was called to the Bar as a barrister in 1997 and obtained dual qualification as a solicitor in 2001 after joining Cartwright King Solicitors’ fraud team. He spent over 15 years ranked in the Legal 500 as a top fraud lawyer but also covered many high profile and complex regulatory cases, as well as conducting advocacy on numerous general crime matters. This has given him and an impressive ‘all round’ knowledge and experience base.
Mark was a partner at Cartwright King leading the fraud, regulatory and crime teams nationally, culminating in becoming Regional Managing Director in 2017.
Having joined Richard Nelson in 2020, Mark is one of the few solicitors in the country who specialises in applications to remove police cautions, helping those facing professional, career or travel difficulties from old or minor brushes with the law, to return to a clean record. He also specialises in resolving issues relating to DBS law, including responding to ‘minded to bar’ letters and DBS appeals.
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Removal of Police Cautions
Our team includes one of the few police caution removal specialists in the country, which allows us to provide an effective, high quality service and expert advice.
Richard Nelson LLP’s DBS solicitors help individuals challenge DBS decisions, appeal or review prior decisions, or who are being considered for the Barred List.
Mark Hopwell was extremely helpful and he had a lot of experience in his field. He was very easy to understand and he always kept me informed with the progress of my case. I would definitely recommend Richard Nelson to friends or family.
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