Mark Hylands

DPG is delighted to appoint a new solicitor commited to social justice

We are delighted that DPG’s Trainee, Mark Hylands, has successfully completed his training at DPG and has accepted a permanent position as a solicitor here.

Before joining DPG, Mark worked as a researcher at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in Belfast.

As a trainee, he assisted Joanna Thomson and Zubier Yazdani on a wide range of complex public law and human rights litigation, gaining experience in immigration detention, trafficking and migrant support cases, including several significant and successful strategic judicial reviews.

Mark has also worked on civil claims against public authorities and assisted on two important public inquiries: the Brook House Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Now qualified, Mark will continue to work doing human rights, public law and civil damages cases in the fields of immigration detention, trafficking and migrant support and will continue to assist on the Brook House Inquiry.

“At a time when lawyers and the rule of law are experiencing such heightened hostility, I could not be more proud to be joining the ranks as a solicitor at DPG. I look forward to continuing my work with colleagues in holding power to account, amplifying the voices of ignored communities and protecting the fundamental rights to which all people are entitled.”

Share this story