Mark Wrinch

Mark qualified at a large East Anglian firm with offices throughout Suffolk, before moving to the largest firm in Essex on qualification, working from its Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon offices as required, over the next 10 years. He covered commercial and property litigation initially, before focussing almost entirely on property litigation in his final 5 years as chief negotiator of both the Property and the Agricultural and Estates teams. Mark was promoted to Partner in May 2022.

At Barker Gotelee Mark concentrates on the following:

  • Property disputes
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Agricultural disputes
  • Professional negligence

Mark considers dispute resolution is a better reflection of his work as negotiated settlement tends to resolve disputes in a more cost effective and sensitive fashion, than traditional Court trials. The Court procedure is not only inflexible but usually costly and time consuming, particularly in these Covid times. Court procedure is also binary in outcome, while dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation offer the opportunity to tailor settlement packages that are a better reflection of the commercial or personal circumstances involved.

That being said, the same important principles of top quality service delivery apply, namely that it is vital to carefully assess the client’s objectives, before advising fully on the options, risks and costs of the same and tailor service delivery to the particular needs and circumstances of each client. Furthermore, Mark prides himself on swift responses and being available for telephone calls at all times of the working day as he appreciates the importance of assistance at short notice during what are often stressful times. He also takes care to deal with matters sensitively as may be required in inter-family disputes, for example. After all, a robust approach isn’t always the most effective way of achieving the desired outcome.

Mark has considerable experience in all manner of commercial and property related disputes (including professional negligence), both in the County Court and High Court, but also in the Property Chamber and the various Ombudsman services available. He similarly has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution, particularly Mediation and Arbitration. He also completed a Business and Commerce degree and worked in Birmingham for a number of commercial operations prior to converting to law, so he is well placed to seek creative solutions that achieve commercial advantages for the client.

His areas of work include: professional negligence, possession, rent arrears, Landlord and Tenant renewal under the 1954 Act, dilapidations, right of way disputes, breach of restrictive covenants and/or modification or discharge of the same, nuisance, Party Wall act, proprietary estoppal, resulting/constructive trusts, agricultural disputes (particularly those in connection with the 1986 Act, amongst others), breach of contract, misrepresentation and franchise disputes. He has also developed a particular specialism in flood related disputes and was invited to write a paper for the Agricultural Law Association (ALA) accordingly.

Mark is a member of the Property Litigation Association, ALA, Country Land Owners Association, Suffolk Agricultural Association and Essex Agricultural Society. He was also named as a next generation lawyer in the 2017 Legal 500 rankings and Rising Star in the 2021 Legal 500 rankings.

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Legal 500

Unfailingly positive associate Mark Wrinch is highly recommended.’

Clients say:

“I recently found myself in a very difficult situation with a property that I had for sale, having accepted an offer and the sale was proceeding through the normal channels.

However the property was entered and the locks were changed enabling a family of five to occupy the property with a false tenancy agreement creating further complications.

I therefore contacted Mr Mark Wrinch of Barker & Gotelee to act on my behalf. I was very very pleased in which the way Mr Wrinch conducted this difficult situation, within two weeks over a Christmas period obtaining a court order therefore the occupants were evicted.

I can only fully recommend  anyone finding them selves in a similar situation to instruct this practice to represent them asap.”

“I will be recommending you at a flash when asked who to use and who will get on and get the job in hand done. You are at a 15 out of 10 in our books at this moment in time – we look forward to using you in the future.”

“I deal with Mark Wrinch. He is unfailingly positive and also easy to get hold of.”

Mark enjoys sport, travel and music in his spare time – with cycling and scrambling seeking to replace the steadfast hockey interest, when hills can be found!

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