Background and industry experienceMark joined Fisher German in 2008, becoming an Associate Partner in 2015 working in the National Utilities and Infrastructure team. Mark’s work predominantly involves acting for developers promoting linear Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) seeking a Development Consent Order (DCO). Mark’s role includes co-ordinating internal teams to complete large scale land referencing requests, collating and cleansing data into bespoke databases and negotiating option agreements for land rights. This is alongside integrating into the client's project team, assisting with the development of processes to meet statutory and non-statutory requirements of the Planning Act 2008. Mark is also involved acting for clients affected by other developers NSIP projects.
Outside of this DCO work Mark acts on behalf of utility companies in a wide variety of project work, from acquiring land to arranging access to third party land for asset refurbishment schemes.
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Why did you join Fisher German?
A current colleague of mine, back in 2007, had just finished a successful placement year at Fisher German, whilst studying at the little known Harper Adams HND/FdSc REALM course. Fisher German elected to find a successor from the same course, but on a permanent basis. I was a year ahead of her on that course and got the job!
What has been your favourite project and why?
The North-West Coast Connection Project. Why? Because of the nights at the Rusland Pool!
Most admired, non-property brand?
I seem to own a lot of Bose products!
Best holiday destination?
Mauritius – where I got married!
One item to take to a desert island?
What’s your favourite film of all time?