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Mark has been a Partner in the Commercial Property Group since 1999 and has specialised in commercial property matters for 35 years. He qualified in Lincoln’s Inn before working in the City for Eversheds, DLA and Charles Russell Speechlys.

He specialises in the purchase, letting and disposal of properties for owners, occupiers and investors.


Mark deals with overseas investors, educational facilities and developers entering into slow burn development transactions - including Land Promotion Agreements, Options and Conditional Agreements.

His clients include many international companies and trusts and Mark is well versed in very difficult landlord and tenant matter and the acquisition and disposal of investment properties.

Mark is ranked as "Elite" for Real Estate work and is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

He also holds a Diploma in Landlord & Tenant Law and is recognised by both of the main legal directories as a leading practitioner of property law. 

His expertise in delaing with property finance matters is well known having been voted as "Property Finance Lawyer of the Year".


  • Commercial property
  • Property portfolio management
  • Pension scheme lending
  • Property finance
  • Land promotion & options
  • Leisure & hospitality
  • Banking & finance

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Mark Appleton – a good and highly efficient but personal relationship has been established between us. The work gets done without fuss and bother.

Legal 500


Mark is very knowledgeable and committed.

Chambers 2023

"Always approachable, rarely rushes you through and has time to deal with all problems."

Chambers guide to the legal profession