New ILEX President

Mark Bishop is New ILEX President

17 July 2008 pr028.08

Mark Bishop, a Legal Executive lawyer with the London law firm, Healys has been inaugurated as the 45th President of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).

Mark is a shining example of the ILEX ethos of providing alternative opportunities to those seeking for a career in law. At the start of his working life, if the careers office had had their way he would have been destined for a career in the police force. But as is the way of youth, Mark had other ideas and went to work instead for a small solicitors firm in Temple.

Here he began the process of gaining legal experience, and was soon working for the West End firm Barnet Alexander Chart where he began to studying to be a lawyer through ILEX as well as becoming a fee earner for the first time. Subsequent moves continued his studies and his fee earning and he became a Fellow of the Institute in 1996.

Mark is a member of the dispute resolution team at Healys London Holborn office, and during his seven years with the firm has been involved in a number of high-level litigation cases, both here and abroad.

Away from his legal desk, Mark still finds time to play league badminton, a sport he excelled at in his younger days. A regular county player, firstly for Essex then Middlesex, he played both in the UK and abroad as well in world grand prix competitions, British Airways Masters and Yonex All England Championships. He is also a qualified badminton coach.

His other sporting loves are football, he is a life long Leeds fan and still plays for a local veterans team, and cycling. Mark will be attempting a cycle ride from London to Paris at the beginning of July to raise money for the charity Retts Syndrome Association.

Mark is married to a doctor.