I joined the team as a trainee in 2003, qualified in 2005 and was promoted to partner in 2013.
I am one of very few lawyers to be recommended by both Chambers and Legal 500 for both clinical negligence and personal injury work. I also conduct professional negligence claims.
My clinical negligence cases are wide ranging but mostly involve birth injury, delays in diagnosis and surgical negligence, especially those leading to catastrophic injury such as amputation. I have close links with the Erb's Palsy Group, and am a panel solicitor for the Limbless Association.
My personal injury practice predominantly focuses on helping people who suffer life-changing injuries such as amputation, paralysis or head injuries following road traffic collisions or accidents at work. The Times Law Supplement featured my interest in cycle injury claims. I have close links with Limbpower, an amputee charity that encourages amputees into sport to improve quality of life and rehabilitation. I'm also particularly interested in osseointegration surgery and have referred clients for this revolutionary treatment in Australia and Sweden.
I regularly take on clients who are dissatisfied by their previous solicitors and have secured admissions of liability for clients previously told they did not have a case, as well as achieving larger settlements where they had been advised to accept a lesser offer.
I am known as approachable for my clients but a fierce adversary for my opponents, how I believe a litigator should be. My ethos is to be the type of solicitor I would want if I ever needed to instruct one.
My proudest moment was taking the case of JxMX to the Court of Appeal where we successfully ensured that children and adults without capacity can now easily obtain anonymity in personal injury and clinical negligence claims when requested. The case won the 'outstanding case' award at the Personal Injury Awards in 2015.
My cases are regularly reported in the national and regional press and I am regularly asked to comment on key legal issues.
I am a member of AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.
What others say…
Mark Bowman has experience in handling an array of clinical negligence matters including birth and brain injury claims, as well as failure to diagnose cases. Market sources consider him to be a "very knowledgeable and highly skilled lawyer."
'Mark Bowman's commitment to our claim went over and above our expectations. He was hugely knowledgeable, supportive and reassuring; communication was clear and no question was too small for him to answer.'