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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Law School

Staff Group(s)
Nottingham Law School staff


Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Deputy School Standards and Quality Manager. Mark is the Module Leader for the Law of Trusts and Intellectual Property Law, 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 Newcastle College Group.

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, Criminal Law (Hall & Stott Publishing 2018) (2nd edn upcoming in 2020).

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

Mark Thomas & Claire McGourlay, English Legal Systems Concentrate (OUP 2017) (2nd edn upcoming in 2020).

Journal Articles:

Mark Thomas, 'Defenceless Castles: The Use of Grossly Disproportionate Force by Householders in Light of R (Collins) v Secretary of State for Justice', (2016) 80(6) J Crim L 407.

Press expertise

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