Paul Marks

BA MBBS FRCS(Glas) FRCS(Eng) MD(Lond) DipLaw(Wales) LLM(Wales) ACIArb

Accredited Mediator


                                                                Consultant Neurosurgeon

Dr Paul Marks’ CV, Neurologist and Mediator.PDF


  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Adviser
  • Visiting Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University and associates Leeds Law School
  • Honorary Professor of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
  • H.M. Senior Coroner for the County of the East Riding of Yorkshire & City of Kingston upon Hull
  • Vice President of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine





2010                                        FCS (ECSA) FFFLM

2008                                        MFFLM

2005                                        Accredited Mediator

2004                                        ACIArb

1997                                        LLM Wales

1993                                        Dip.Law (Wales)

1990                                        MD(Lond)

1984                                        FRCS(Glas)

1980                                        MBBS(Lond) BA

1955                                        FRCS(Eng)




Paul Marks trained in neurosurgery in London and Cambridge and was Visiting Fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota in 1989 having won travelling scholarships to study there. Following this he was Consultant Neurosurgeon and Reader in Surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.


He returned to England in 1992 as Consultant Neurosurgeon at Leeds General Infirmary and in 1994 was elected Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research on pituitary tumours.


His clinical interests are spinal surgery, pituitary disease as well as the surgery of brain tumours and trigeminal neuralgia. He also has a major interest in medico-legal practice as an expert witness as well as sitting part-time as a deputy Coroner.




Accredited as an arbitrator since 2004 and a mediator since 2005 having attended a number of medical negligence mediations gaining wide experience.


Paul is committed to promoting the cause of mediation within the NHS. Paul specialises with dealing with complex mental health and, as a Coroner, has sat for the las 11 years reviewing complex med negligence hospital deaths and cases.


Paul says “it is the sleeping giant of litigation”.




23 years’ experience at consultant level in neurosurgical practice. Has the following interests within the speciality:-


  • Head injury
  • Spinal surgery
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Brain tumours
  • Medical negligence
  • Personal injury claims




  • Consultant Neurosurgeon
    Leeds General Infirmary


  • Senior Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery
    The University of Leeds


  • Examiner for the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Neurosurgery (F.R.C.S. S.N.)
    Regional Adviser for Neurosurgical Training for the Royal College of Surgeons of England


  • Hunterian Professor
    The Royal College of Surgeon of England


  • Reader in Surgery
    The University of Auckland


  • Consultant Neurosurgeon
    Auckland Hospital


  • Senior Registrar in Neurosurgery
    Addenbrooke’s Hospital





86 publications on neurosurgical and related topics, including forensic pathology.


Series editor of “Legal Aspects of Surgical Practice”


Textbook on head injury management.

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