Mark qualified as a surveyor in 1973 and spent more than twenty years in private practice before founding In Place of Strife, The Mediation Chambers, in 1995. As a Chartered Surveyor, Mark’s experience covered principally property development and finance, landlord and tenant negotiations, property investment and management, and valuation. When in practice as a surveyor he held appointments as an expert valuer in a number of professional negligence cases and also acted as a Receiver under the Law of Property Act. He has considerable business experience. He is or has been a non-executive director of a number of companies involved in property development and investment.