Partner (Head of Employment)
Mark Taggart – Legal Background
Mark Taggart is a fully qualified solicitor of England and Wales. He was admitted in 2009 after completing his legal training in a busy London law firm.
He holds an honors law degree from The Queens University of Belfast and completed his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Trent University.
At Greenways Law
Mark heads up our employment and commercial property departments.
Mark works closely with clients who are entering commercial leases advising them on negotiation and potential pitfalls and headaches every step of the way.
He can assist and advise on the negotiation of the initial heads of terms which at the outset details the terms upon which the lease and all surrounding documents will be drafted.
Mark assists his clients in relation to the following documents commonly entered into when a tenant is taking on a commercial premises:
- Commercial Lease
- Rent Deposit Deed
- Licence to carry out Alterations
Furthermore, he commonly assists tenants to be aware of and negotiate better terms concerning the following aspects of the commercial lease:
- Permitted Use of commercial premises
- Break clauses
- Insurance obligations
- Decoration Obligations
- Repairing Obligations
- Service Charge Matters
- Rent Review
He advises clients in the UK on diverse areas of English employment law including the following aspects:
- Settlement Agreements (Employer and Employee perspectives)
- Employment Contracts
- Wrongful Dismissal/Breach of Contracts
- Transfer of Undertakings
- Unfair Dismissal
- Discrimination Cases
- Public Interest Disclosure Matters (‘Whistleblowing’ claims)
- Constructive Dismissal
In His Own Words
“Things can get very complicated very quickly in employment law. And legislation in this area is always evolving. We’re here to make things simple for our clients. We show the way forward with ease and intelligence.”
What Clients Say About Mark
“Mark explained my position in clear and practical terms. Once I instructed Mark, he appointed an expert barrister and managed to secure double what another solicitor thought was achievable, all without the need to go to an employment tribunal. Mark did a great job and is a nice guy.”
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Mark enjoys spending time with his family, watching Arsenal football club (when they win), and reading a wide range of literature from science to philosophy and theology.