Mark Tempest

Called 1997

Mark’s practice covers all aspects of civil work specialising in property in particular landlord and tenant and housing law. Mark’s practice also focuses on trusts of land and insolvency, particularly the insolvency aspects of property law. Mark is instructed by insurers in a wide variety of cases, especially those involving allegations of fraud.

If you would like any further information regarding Mark Tempest’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.


Formerly a research assistant at the Law Commission; lawyer in the Solicitor’s Department at Lloyd’s of London; member of the Treasury Solicitor’s commercial litigation team.

Notable cases
  • Knight Frank LLP -v- Du Haney [2011] EWCA 404, [2011] 16 Estates Gazette 78 Law Society Gazette 28th April 2011 – extent of agent’s warranty of authority.
  • Watson -v- Chapple & Co [2008] EWHC Lawtel 19th May 2008- remedy for solicitor’s negligent failure to apply to European Court of Human Rights.
  • L.B. Wandsworth -v- Gardner Building Magazine21st January 2008 Property Week 23rd January 2008 Works to Putney Bridge – extent of listed building protection. Definition of structure in commercial lease.
  • McDower -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC Admin 272 – whether notice on solicitor effective on client, effect of delay by government department.
  • GCI Banking Ltd –v- Apalara and another [2007] All ER (D) 172 -scope of agreement in restraint of trade.
  • Lascelles –v- The Destination Group [2004] All ER (D) 502 EAT- role of employment tribunal where applicant represented by solicitors.
  • Coca-Cola Co -v- Aytacli EWHC Times , February 11, 2003 – burden of proof in contempt proceedings, trade mark infringement.
  • Is the clock ticking for squatters?  New law Journal 28th September 2012.
  • Civil Penalties  New Law Journal 5th June 2009.
  • LLM (Lon). International Relations (Cambridge)
Professional memberships
  • Middle Temple
  • Faculty member, Middle Temple Advocacy

Outside the law, Mark’s interests include triathlon. Over the years he has represented Cambridge University in the varsity match and Great Britain (long distance group “H”) as well as his local club in East London