Prof. Mark Hill QC

Professor Mark Hill QC is an ADR accredited mediator and has experience of a wide range of mediations, both commercial and those arising from disputes within religious communities.

He is in private practice in Pump Court Chambers in Middle Temple, and is an associate tenant at St Philips Chambers, Birmingham and 9 St John Street, Manchester. He is an expert on ecclesiastical law, being author of the leading textbook on the subject Ecclesiastical Law (Third edition, OUP, 2007) and editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. He is Honorary Professor of Law at the Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University. He is a Recorder assigned to the Midland Circuit where he sits in crime, civil and family cases, and Chancellor of the Anglican dioceses of Chichester and Gibraltar, as well as Deputy Chancellor of York and Blackburn. He is the author of Religious Liberty and Human Rights (2002) and a regular lecture and commentator on faith matters.

Mark is currently retained in several matters before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg concerning freedom of religion. His paper, ‘Mediation: An Untapped Resource for the Church of England?’ was published in 2011. He regularly appears in the consistory courts of the Church of England an in the Clergy Discipline Tribunal. He also acts in cases concerning pastoral breakdown under the Incumbents (Vacation of Benefices) Measure  1977.  Mark is acknowledged as a firm but sensitive mediator , adapt at promoting reconciliation in even the most unpromising circumstances.