Mark Powell QC

Contact Number: 029 2267 5680

Mark Powell QC is a Consultant and Head of Child Care within Hugh James.  He has extensive experience in advising clients in family law matters.

Mark sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division and as a Recorder in the Crown and County Court.

He is a President of the Restricted Patient Panel of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in both England and Wales.

He is the Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham.


  • Crime
  • Family law
  • Child care and adoption
  • Mental health
  • Inquests


  • Rugby School
  • University College London, BA

Career history

  • Trained: Treasures
  • Qualified: 1977
  • Partner at Hugh James since 1977
  • 2008 - Appointed Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Family Division
  • 2006 - Appointed to the rank of Queen's Counsel in 2006
  • 1995 - Appointed Recorder on the Wales and Chester Circuit
  • 1989 - Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand



  • French

What do you love most about your job?

The people I work with

What do you like to do outside work?

President of Ebbw Vale Rugby Football Club, French Leave and nautical activities.