Mark Thorley, Scottish Solicitor & Part-Time Sheriff – Career, Publications & Media

by Legal Author on July 24, 2021

Mark Thorley is a Scottish solicitor and part-time Sheriff.[1] He also co-founded the firm Blacklock Thorley in 1992 and then Thorley Stephenson in 2005.[2]

Mark Thorley Scottish Solicitor

Career

Upon completion of an LLB Honours degree and a Dip LP, Thorley spent six years with Balfour & Manson specialising in reparation, family, and criminal law.

In 1992, he co-founded Blacklock Thorley Solicitors specialising in debt recovery, family, criminal, and reparation law.

In 2005 he co-founded Thorley Stephenson.

Recently he has been in charge of the family law and reparation department of the firm that started with one assistant and now has grown into a team of nine lawyers and one trainee solicitor.

Publications & Media

  • The Journal of The Law Society of Scotland[3]
  • BBC Radio Scotland interview regarding the Legal Aid crisis currently in Scotland (see also The Times and Scottish Legal)[4][5][6]
  • Mark Thorley Insights on Children’s Views following LRK V AG [2021] SAC(CIV) 1 (CaseCheck)[7]
  • Seventy years of Legal Aid is worth celebrating – and updating (The Scotsman)[8]
  • Mark Thorley’s Legal Sector Insights – Trainee Retention in Legal Aid Law Firms in Scotland[9][10]
  • Mark Thorley, Solicitor Thorley Stephenson on Recruiting and Retaining Trainees in a Legal Aid Firm – Hey Legal Interview[11]

Mark Thorley on Legal Aid in Scotland

Watch Mark Thorley’s interview with Hey Legal in respect of Scottish legal aid here:-

References

  1. “Part-time Sheriffs”scts_judiciary. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  2. “Mark Thorley”www.thorleystephenson.com. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  3. “Vol-58 Issue-10”Law Society of Scotland. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  4. “Mark Thorley, Director, speaks to BBC Radio Scotland about Legal Aid crisis”www.thorleystephenson.com. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  5. “Legal aid in Scotland ‘confusing for lawyers and public'”. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  6. News, Scottish Legal. “Law Society of Scotland responds to consultation on legal aid reform”Scottish Legal News. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  7. “Mark Thorley Solicitor Insights on Children’s Views Following LRK v AG [2021] SAC(CIV) 1”www.casecheck.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  8. “Ian Moir and Mark Thorley: Seventy years of Legal Aid is worth celebrating – and updating”www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  9. ScotsLawBlog (2021-04-26). “Mark Thorley’s Legal Sector Insights – Trainee Retention in Legal Aid Law Firms in Scotland”ScotsLawBlog. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  10. “Mark Thorley’s Insights on Trainee Solicitors in Legal Aid Law Firms in Scotland”www.thorleystephenson.com. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  11. Mark Thorley, Solicitor Thorley Stephenson on Recruiting and Retaining Trainees in a Legal Aid Firm.

See also: Mark Thorley, Solicitor Provides Expertise to Scottish Legal Aid Payment Review Panel

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