Mark Lindsay qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and called to the Bar in 1996. He took Silk in 2011. His practice has been predominantly in commercial and public law. Between 2000 and 2012 he was Standing Junior Counsel to the Home Secretary.
In public law, he regularly advises and appears in a wide range of judicial review petitions challenging decisions of local authorities, central government, regulatory bodies and tribunals. He has also been instructed in challenges to the legislative competence of Acts of the Scottish Parliament. His commercial experience includes contractual and property disputes, shareholders disputes, directors' fiduciary duties and professional disciplinary and liability. Mark has considerable experience of major and complex commercial litigation and has to date appeared before the House of Lords/Supreme Court on nine occasions. Mark has recently appeared in a trade mark appeal before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
In 2013 Mark was appointed part-time Chairman of the Police Appeal Tribunal and became a visiting lecturer at the Institute for Judicial & Legal Studies, Port Louis, Mauritius.
Chambers & Partners have rated Mark as Band 1 in Administrative & Public Law, Band 1 in Immigration, Band 1 in Professional Discipline, Band 2 in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Band 3 in Civil Liberties & Human Rights. He is also recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and for Human Rights, Public & Administrative Law.
- L Batley Pet Products v North Lanarkshire Council 2014 SLT 593;  UKSC 27
- IA(Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  1 WLR 384
- Zoumbas v Secretary of State for the Home Department  1 WLR 3690;  1 All ER 638
- Trustees of the Lithgows Ltd Pension Scheme v Board of the Pension Protection Fund 2011 S.C. 426
- Commonwealth Oil & Gas Company Limited v Baxter & Another 2010 SC 156