Mark gained a BA (hons) at the University of Liverpool and an LLB (hons) at Liverpool John Moores University after which he earned a PGDip in Professional Legal Practice at Inns of Court School of Law and a PGCE at the University of Bedfordshire, having been called to the bar in 2009, before cross-qualifying as a solicitor in 2013.
Mark has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal. He also has experience of litigation in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, in addition to regularly advising employers on non-contentious matters.
Mark has demonstrated his expertise in dealing with a wide range of areas of employment law including but not limited to unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, and TUPE. He also has extensive experience in advising on related matters such as breach of contract, post-termination restrictions, and pensions.
Added to that, Mark is a qualified teacher and has previously held lecturing posts at City of Oxford College and the University of Warwick, where he taught contract law. Mark is a member of the Employment Lawyers Bar Association and the Employment Lawyers Association.
Outside of work, Mark enjoys playing the guitar and reading as well as spending time with his family.
Mark can be available for radio interviews and for other media in relation to employment law matters. Contact Mark on 0118 208 2002
“Mark Lafferty totally transformed what was an incredibly negative experience – being wrongly let go for gross negligence. Within half an hour I had been reassured. I walked away with my reputation intact, and a redundancy package that far exceeded my expectations.”
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“I recently used DPH Legal, I found them to be efficient and very helpful. They were sympathetic towards my case. I would like to thank Mark Lafferty and the rest of the DPH team for their assistance with my case and delivering a great result.”
Luke September 2017
“I received outstanding service from Mark at DPH Legal when dealing with my employer: the clear explanation given about the process and the guidance about what could be expected was invaluable in negotiating a more satisfactory settlement. Disputes are, by definition, stressful but a swift response underpinned with extensive professional expertise go a long way to alleviating the pressure and providing reassurance. Although my case was relatively straightforward, I always felt my interests were a priority. Very impressive customer service: Many thanks.”
Sally November 2017
“I would highly recommend DPH Legal Solicitors for the employment matters. I was particularly impressed with my legal representative, Mark Lafferty. I found him to be highly knowledgeable in his area and thought he was extremely articulate both through written and verbal communication, conducting all in a friendly and compassionate manner. I would highly recommend him! Thank you for your time and consideration during the course of the case. I Will be using DPH to review all of my future employment contracts: would be the best investment I could ever make.”
Irina September 2015
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