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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas


Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Mark is the Principal Lecturer for Student Experience ('Student Experience Manager') and the Deputy School Standards and Quality Manager. Mark is the Module Leader for the Law of Trusts and Mooting, for which he holds considerable experience in both. Mark is the Course Leader for the L7 Solicitor Apprenticeship course and acts as a Personal and Academic Tutor for students.

Career overview

Mark obtained a first class LLB (Hons) from The University Of Sheffield, School of Law. He then proceeded to be called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Subsequently, Mark completed his LLM with Distinction.

Mark first began his teaching career at The University of Sheffield. Mark joined Nottingham Law School in 2016.

Research areas

Mark’s main research interests are focused in the areas of:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure;
  • Law of Evidence;
  • Law of Trusts, Wills and Succession.

External activity

Mark acts as an External Examiner for The University of Manchester, School of Law and the University of Buckingham.

Mark is a Case Note Author for The Journal of Criminal Law

Mark is the Senior Assistant Editor for the The International Journal of Evidence & Proof and acts as a Management Committee Member for The Advocate's Gateway.



Mark Thomas, Revise SQE Ethics and Professional Conduct (Fink Publishing 2022) - forthcoming.

Mark Thomas and James J Ball, Revise SQE Criminal Practice (Fink Publishing 2022) - forthcoming.

Mark Thomas and Samantha Pegg, Revise SQE Criminal Law (Fink Publishing 2021).

Mark Thomas, Criminal Law (2nd edn, Hall & Stott Publishing 2020) - 3rd edn forthcoming in 2022.

Mark Thomas and Claire McGourlay, English Legal Systems Concentrate (2nd edn, OUP 2020).

Jonathan Doak, Claire McGourlay and Mark Thomas, Evidence: Law and Context (5th edn, Routledge 2018).

Press expertise

  • criminal law
  • criminal procedure and litigation
  • law of evidence
  • the English legal system