Mark Baumhol’s practice encompasses a broad range of civil/commercial work with particular specialism in the fields of landlord and tenant, property and housing law as well as personal injury. He also undertakes advisory and adversarial work in general contractual and tortious disputes.

Mark is a Deputy District Judge. He is also an accredited mediator with experience of conducting mediations in a wide range of disputes.

Mark accepts instructions directly from members of the public in all property-related matters within his specialist practice areas.

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

Property and Landlord & tenant

Acting for landlords and tenants in a wide range of matters involving both residential and business tenancies. Mark has experience of:

  • Disrepair
  • Service charge disputes (in both the Courts and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal)
  • All aspects of possession proceedings
  • Leasehold renewal and enfranchisement

Mark also deals with all aspects of property law including all aspects of mortgages and trusts of land.


Advice and representation in Homelessness appeals and other aspects of social housing for local authorities and applicants, including anti-social behaviour and the full range of landlord and tenant matters within a local authority context.

He represented the local authority in  London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Al Ahmed [2020] EWCA Civ 51 (guidance on approach to applications for extensions of time to bring a homelessness appeal).

Community care

Notable cases

  • Thomas & another v London Borough of Havering , [2008] EWHC 2300 (Admin) involving an unsuccessful challenge by the claimants to a decision taken in principle to close a care home subject to individual assessments of the risks to each resident’s welfare being carried out. Mark was Counsel for the Local Authority.
  • A v NASS and Waltham Forest LBC [2003] EWCA Civ 1473 which related to the provision of assistance to asylum seekers and their children. Mark was Junior Counsel for the local authority.

Personal injury

Mark is experienced in acting for claimants & defendants through private instruction, unions and local authorities in all aspects of personal injury including:

  • Tripping and slipping
  • RTAs including claims involving the MIB
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • Accidents at work
  • Industrial injuries
  • Stress at work
  • RSIs, and claims involving VDU’s and work station related injuries
  • PTSD claims

CFA funded work is accepted on a case by case basis.

Mark does not accept instructions in personal injury work on a direct access basis.

Contract and tort

Mark has experience of many cases involving general points of contract and tort and raising a wide range of issues including, for example:

  • Restraint of trade
  • Personal guarantees
  • Misfeasance in public office
  • Extortionate credit bargains
  • Solicitors negligence


  • LLB (Hons)

Professional memberships

  • PIBA
  • ALBA
  • HLPA


Mark was co-author of “No Parking: Easements, Adverse Possession and Parking Rights” (2003) 147 SJ 408

Additional professional experience

  • Before undertaking pupillage in chambers Mark worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission and was involved in the consultation paper on Unfair Terms in Contracts.
  • Mark is a qualified Direct Public Access barrister.

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