Mark Cawson is a Specialist Circuit Judge based in Manchester. He is authorised to sit in all the courts of the Business and Property Courts, as well as in the Administrative Court and the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
His Honour Judge Cawson QC was born and bred in the North West and graduated in law from the University of Liverpool. He was called to the Bar in 1982, and practiced from Chambers in Manchester and London until 2020, having taken Silk in 2001. His practice encompassed a broad range of Chancery and commercial work. He was Junior of the Northern Circuit in 1987, Chair of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association between 2008 and 2013, and Chair of the Northern Chancery Bar Association between 2013 and 2020.
He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1998, and a Recorder in 2000, initially sitting on Crime. He was subsequently appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2004, authorised to sit in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions. He was appointed as a Specialist Circuit Judge, sitting in the Business and Property Courts in Manchester, with effect from 30 November 2020.