Mark Williams

Partner Tel: 01282 438 446
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Mark is the Senior Partner of the firm having worked as a Solicitor specialising in Criminal Law for over 25 years. He is the head of department for crime and is based at our Hargreaves Street office in Burnley town centre, although he is most often found at Burnley Magistrates’ Court or Burnley Police Station. Mark also deals with cases at the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Mark is an Assistant Coroner in Lancashire.


Mark was born and raised locally and can trace his association with the firm through his grandfather, Henry Cooper, back to the 1920’s. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Mark joined the firm of Cooper Smith & Williams Solicitors, who later merged to form Southerns, in 1986. He became a Duty Solicitor and Partner soon afterwards and has practiced in criminal law for over 25 years.