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Mark Bowen















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Ranked as a “leading individual” for fraud work in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2010, where his entry describes him as “incisive, diligent and tenacious…. he instantly inspires a degree of confidence that allows even anxious and frightened clients to see the light at the end of the criminal tunnel.”  In the 2011 guide he is “singled out for the quality of his advice in relation to asset forfeiture and regulatory offences.”  He brings a combination of energy and detailed knowledge to each of his cases and is fiercely committed to achieving the best result possible for his clients.

Mark qualified with criminal law specialists Offenbach & Co in 1997, quickly building a varied case load before leaving in 2001 to found Shearman Bowen with Rick Shearman.

During his career Mark has represented clients at every level of the criminal justice system. He now specialises in defending serious and complex fraud, confiscation/asset forfeiture, regulatory offences and homicide. Mark’s recent cases have involved clients either being investigated or prosecuted by The fraud prosecution service,  CPS special casework unit, HMRC, SOCA, FSA, SFO  and the Business innovation and skills department who prosecute cases under the Insolvency Act.

Mark has also represented individuals and companies involved in the security sector.  He advises security companies in relation to investigations by the Security Industry Authority and  regulatory advice to companies and individuals involved in that sector.  He has acted for members of the medical profession before the GMC and been instructed by Teacher Unions to represent their clients when facing criminal investigation and prosecution.