Mark Abbott

National law firm Reeds Solicitors LLP has promoted criminal lawyer Mark Abbott to partner.

Abbott joined Reeds in 2016 as a solicitor and Crown Court litigator. He moved from Blaser and Mills LLP where he was partner and head of the crime practice.

Abbott was selected to represent a number of those arrested under Operation Elveden and Operation Weeting. He represented a defendant in the country’s first double-jeopardy re-trial for murder, and has also represented suspects accused of terrorism offences.

Reeds Solicitors managing partner Jan Matthews commented: 'Mark is a true asset to the complex crime team at Reeds Solicitors. He works tirelessly to ensure the very best outcomes for his clients in some of the most difficult and challenging circumstances. We are thrilled that he has accepted a role in the firm’s partnership and look forward to continuing our work together.'

Abbott added: 'Being made partner at Reeds is a proud moment. To be welcomed into the partnership is an exciting opportunity and. I look forward to many more years working on high profile and complex client work as well as now assisting the firm with its continuous progression and development, including the expansion of the Complex Crime department into the Midlands'.