The Judicial Office has announced that Mark Cotter Q.C. and Francesca Levett have been successful in their applications to be appointed as Recorders. The Royal Warrants will be issued later this month. Mark will be deployed to the Wales Circuit and will sit in the jurisdiction of crime. Francesca will be deployed to the Midlands Circuit and will sit in the jurisdiction of crime.
5SAH wishes to congratulate Mark and Francesca on their respective achievements.
Mark specialises in general and financial crime. He defends and prosecutes at the highest level, with a particular emphasis on homicide, sexual allegations and white collar fraud. He undertakes a very significant amount of private work, where reputational issues are at stake, and has, for many years, been ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of crime at the London Bar. Mark is also ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in the field of crime at the London Bar.
Francesca is a criminal practitioner who has developed a significant practice in complex fraud, confiscation and regulatory work over the last twenty-one years, whilst maintaining her expertise in cases involving serious sexual, violence and drugs offences. Francesca both defends and prosecutes, and also undertakes work on behalf of a number of local authorities in pursuing the more complex regulatory prosecutions.