Mark is a civil litigator specializing in the area of health care law and involved in a broad spectrum of health care related issues, including; medical malpractice litigation, fatality inquiries and quality assurance advising. Mark acts on behalf of many health care clients including medical staff, health regions, active treatment hospitals, long term care facilities, and other health care providers. Mark has represented the interests of health care clients in many legal forums; including, Fatality Inquiries, Judicial Dispute Resolution, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Mark closely monitors health care reform developments, medical malpractice case law and health care legislation on a provincial and federal level, offering advice and guidance to clients that are stakeholders in these developments. Mark also provides clinical policy and practice opinions to health care clients to assist with operational issues that arise in the context of health care.
Mark recently acted on behalf of the largest health authority in Canada, Intervener in the Preferential Access to Health Services judicial inquiry. This was the first Public Inquiry in Alberta in three decades, and the first judicial inquiry ever held under the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act. The Inquiry conducted extensive pre-hearing investigation, and heard evidence and submissions from approximately 70 witnesses over a 6 month period.