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Mark Balysz KC

Call 1995 • KC 2023

"Absolutely superb: the crème de la crème."
(Chambers & Partners)

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Selected Cases

  • Currently representing government agency in the Covid Public Inquiry.
  • Acted for the officers and directors of the Rydon Group at the Grenfell Public Inquiry.
  • Acting for principal contractors, contractors and clients with regards to deaths during the course of construction.
  • Acting for care homes with regards to deaths of residents.
  • Acting for a film studio with regards to a death on set.
  • Acting for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service in the inquest into the death of a fire fighter.
  • Acting for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service in the inquest into the death of two fire fighters.
  • Acting for a children’s nursery in the inquest into the death of a toddler in its care.
  • Acting for a local authority in the inquest into the death of a member of the public from a collapsing tree.
  • Acting for directors of a company accused of culpability in death of employee – directors were the parents of the employee.
  • Acting for a director of a company accused of culpability of death of employee – director was the father of the employee.
  • Acting for swimming pool operators where swimmers have drowned.
  • Acting for lifeguards who were on duty when swimmers have drowned.
  • Acting for members club where member had died of legionella, allegedly having been infected at the club.
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“Mark is outstanding. He is technically superb and achieves excellent results. He also is very personable and builds a good rapport with clients who immediately feel at ease with him.”…”Diligent and thorough and good with clients, instilling their confidence from the outset.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

‘He has been one of the leading and most effective advocates in this area for many years – passionate about his clients and this comes across in his advocacy.’

Legal 500, 2024

“A really strong junior operating at silk level – he is fantastic.”

Star Individual, Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Mark is extremely sharp and decisive. Mark is silky smooth with his advocacy and doesn’t shirk from a fight. Mark mitigates with panache and humanity.”

Legal 500, 2022

“A go-to barrister – he is a smooth operator who is strong on the law and always fully prepared.”

Star Individual, Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A superb advocate. He has a real depth of technical knowledge, commitment to strategy that is key in cases of this nature and has very persuasive advocacy skills that not only reassure clients but get results.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An amazing jury advocate – he has a brilliant charm and he’s very personable. He really empathises with clients.”; “Mark is an exceptional barrister. Clients really like him and he delivers a high-quality client service.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is fantastic in terms of his ability to cut through the issues and explain matters to clients in a very easy to understand manner.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“A great junior with solid criminal knowledge and an impressive manner in court.”

Legal 500, 2018

“An utterly reliable advocate with a great understanding of the law.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar, 2018

“He has excellent technical skills and a real ability to read clients’ expectations.”

Legal 500, 2017

“Health & Safety Junior of the Year”

Chambers & Partners, 2017

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