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Payne Hicks Beach strengthens its dispute resolution department with the addition of a criminal and regulatory defence specialist

Law firm Payne Hicks Beach is continuing to grow its thriving litigation practice with the announcement today concerning Mark Jones, who joins as a partner and head of the newly established Criminal & Regulatory Defence practice at the London firm.

Mark joins Payne Hicks Beach with a stellar background of specialising in criminal and regulatory defence work and investigations for both individuals and corporates. His work is often multi-jurisdictional with a particular focus on the US and Far East, as well as being complex and high profile.

In addition to his white-collar practice, Mark conducts internal investigations for corporates concerning whistleblowing or alleged wrongdoing, as well as representing employees in internal investigations and interviews. With experience of reviewing and drafting compliance policies and procedures for corporate clients, Mark has broad experience across the business crime and compliance practice area.  Mark also acts for victims of crime, assisting them through the criminal justice system and working alongside civil lawyers where applicable.

Dominic Crossley, Head of the Dispute Resolution Department at Payne Hicks Beach, said:

“I am delighted that we are adding further talent and expertise to the firm’s multi-talented litigation practice.  We see it is as essential that Payne Hicks Beach can assist future clients with criminal law and regulatory issues.   Mark’s arrival will ensure that our newest team hits the ground running, with further growth to follow shortly. He has vast experience, a great reputation and is a wonderfully calm person to call on in a crisis.  He will be a valued new partner in the department and we wish him a warm welcome to Payne Hicks Beach.”

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