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Experience in years:
Mark obtained a BA 2(i) in History at London University and studied law at the College of Law. He trained at Simmons and Simmons, qualified in 1988 and worked in London before joining Wake Smith in 1997. His experience is in contentious matters and court work and for the past 15 years he has focused on Employment and Intellectual Property work.
Mark also has an Msc in Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University.
Main areas of work:
Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:
What client’s say about Mark:
“Mark Serby instantaneously grasped the opposing position and with his professional knowledge, focused and calming approach he started to set the strategy to defend my position. This was a complex case which has taken almost two years to resolve. The grounds for opposing both trade mark applications failed and it is my belief that the triangular approach from me as client and Mark representing Wake Smith that the trust and confidence engendered led to an outstanding determination in defending the opposition claim” - James Lindsay, Vauxhall Tavern London Ltd
The Legal 500 has described Mark in 2017 as “Exceptional” and in 2019 as a “Seasoned practitioner and an excellent tactician”.
"I consulted Mark Serby for advice regarding redundancy. Mark was very helpful, providing clear and straightforward advice and guidance. This helped me to decide the best way forward and equipped me to negotiate from a well informed position." Richard Hide
“I can’t thank you enough. The meetings and advice did me a lot of good. Thank you for being a good listener.”
“Mark gave me very helpful advice regarding redundancy. He was clear and straightforward, helping me to decide the best way forward and equipping me to negotiate from a well informed position.”
Out of work:
Mark is involved in several volunteering organisations, including acting as Chair of Derwent Rural Counselling Services and acting as a school governor for the past 10 years.
He enjoys all things outdoors and in particular cycling, ski mountaineering and sailing.
Recent articles by Mark Serby:
The staff Christmas party – could you be fired for your behaviour?
Brexit – implications for employment law in the UK
Mark Serby considers why Made in Sheffield is important for the Sheffield City Region
Disciplinary procedures for employers
Is your company paying the correct amount of holiday pay?
Employers - active steps to prevent workplace sexual harassment
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