Mark Savage

  • Year of Call 2022
  • Year of Higher Rights 2001



Prior to joining the Bar, Mark was a senior partner in at a criminal firm of solicitors in Essex and a Consultant in Newcastle. Mark has been a Higher Court Advocate for 21 years, specialising in cases of murder, supply of drugs, modern slavery, rape and firearms.

Mark undertook one of the largest conspiracy to murder cases involving 27 defendants in Essex. His clients were convicted of affray. He has defended on a number of recent murder cases, having been led by 2 very respected Queens Counsels.

Mark undertakes childcare cases, and there is a cross-pollination between childcare and serious assaults on children, and has represented parents both in the Family and Crown Courts.

Mark was, until his transfer to the Bar, the Honourable secretary for the Criminal Solicitors Law Association, representing views of criminal practitioners, and undertaking many consultations on many aspects of legislation, he continues to act in an advisory role.

Mark undertakes most aspects of criminal and child care litigation, and has extensive experience in defending a variety of cases in all Courts, including having appeared in the Court of Appeal. A fearless advocate who pays the same attention to detail to all manner of cases from burglary, robberies, rapes and murders.

Recent Cases

Rape of a vulnerable witness with the mental age of an 8 year old girl (Actual age 23);

Historic rape trial, brother on brother, involved dealing with vulnerable witnesses;

Vulnerable witnesses, and Modern Slavery trial as part of County Lines trial in Humberside, acting for very young witnesses including their facilitation of bringing young victims to Yorkshire;

Death by dangerous driving involving a drunk driver that left the scene.

Recent contributions: 

  • Recent sentencing guidelines for sex offences;
  • Firearms consultation;
  • Recent consultation on Judicial Review

Pro Bono Roles

I provide advice and assistance for the Daisy Chain Project

I undertake the majority of consultations for the CLSA