Widespread media coverage for Professor Mark Watson-Gandy's new legal guide, Simple Contract Law
Above: Simple Contract Law: A Brief Introduction to English Contract Law, out now
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy, above, is a practising barrister at Three Stone Chambers in London – one of the UK’s leading chancery and commercial barristers’ chambers. He is one of the Ministry of Justice’s pro bono “Legal Services Are Great” Champions, who promote the UK legal services offering.
Professor Watson-Gandy has served as counsel in a number of high-profile legal cases. He successfully defended the appeal over a US $1.5 billion recoupment claim in the Stanford International Bank liquidation in Antigua and before the Privy Council (the second largest Ponzi scheme in history). In the British Virgin Islands, he appeared as counsel for the amicus in the liquidation of Fairfield Sentry, the largest feeder fund for convicted fraudster, financier Bernie Madoff. He also successfully represented the administrators in the Cambridge Analytica administration case back in the UK.
Outside of his ‘day job’, Professor Watson-Gandy has become noted as an educator. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, where he founded the university’s Corporate Finance Law LLM Master of Law degree. He is also the founder of Kids MBA, which teaches core business skills to children in 30 countries through its partnership with ABE UK.
Professor Watson-Gandy is also the Chair of the Home Office’s Biometrics & Forensic Ethics Group, a non-departmental public body advising Home Office ministers in the areas of forensics, biometrics and big data, and until September this year was the chair of Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE), a spin out from the Department of Health charged with raising the nation’s mental health literacy.