Mark Jepson | Barrister

Criminal, civil and traffic lawyer, Hamilton, NZ.

Phone or text 021 633 460

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Mark is a barrister practicing on his own account out of Thackeray Chambers situated at 26 Thackeray Street in Hamilton City. He previously worked for worked for Philip Morgan QC

Thackeray Chambers was founded in 1998 by the late Alan Hassall QC, and is the largest set in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty. Members of Chambers are experts in a range of areas, including civil, commercial, criminal, employment, and family disputes. Chambers is located in purpose built premises, within walking distance of the High and District Courts. The Chambers website can be found here.

Mark’s current case load includes all matters of crime, civil litigation, traffic and relationship property. Mark is a Category 2 legal aid provider and carries his own caseload involving criminal matters with a maximum sentence of 10 years or less to be tried before a Judge alone or a Jury.

Philip Morgan QC's current criminal case load, which Mark is assisting on, includes matters primarily focused on dishonesty offending (theft in a special relationship, Inland Revenue offending including tax or GST evasion and fraud), drugs (possession, supply and manufacture/cultivation), sexual misconduct (indecent assault, unlawful sexual connection and sexual violation including rape), violence (assault, male assaults female, injuring and GBH) and murder/manslaughter.

Mark’s online profile on the Thackeray Chambers website can be found here.



If you have been arrested, charged or the Police wish to speak to you regarding a crime you should seek legal advice. Mark can assist you in any of these situations.

Mark Jepson is regularly appearing on behalf of clients at all appearances from first calls through to sentencings and even parole hearings.


If you have been charged with careless driving, reckless driving, dangerous driving or sustained loss of traction and are looking to defend those charges then Mark will act for you.

If you have been convicted and are looking to apply for a limited licence (work licence) then he can act for you on those matters also.

Mark can also assist with excess breath alcohol or driving whilst suspended/disqualified charges.

Work or Limited Licences

If you have lost your licence and you would like to apply for a limited licence (work licence) then Mark can assist you with that application.

Your disqualification or suspension must cause you extreme hardship or undue hardship to another person

In some cases there is a mandatory 28 day stand down period but you should start putting your application together as soon as possible after your disqualification or suspension or as soon as you exceed 100 demirit points.

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Electronic Casebooks

Mark is experienced in preparing and filing electronic case books

If you need help with preparing and filing an electronic case book in the High Court or Court of Appeal Mark can assist you due to his knowledge in Information Technology and his experience in filing electronic appeals.

Mark has filed such electronic appeals as the Mark Lundy appeal in 2017.

Agency Services

Mark is regularly appearing as an agent for a number of barristers in the courts that are local to him.

His rates are competitive and he usually reports and invoices on the same day and for those reasons he has a steady stream of instructions to appear as an agent.

Mark has specific agency rates to ensure billing comes within legal aid rates or the rates that you are on charging to your clients as disbursements.

Information Technology

Prior to practising law Mark worked in the Information Technology industry. He has an excellent understanding of all things technology.

If you have been charged with a crimes that involve the internet or computer crimes such as importation or possession of objectionable material then he can likely assist.

If you have been charged with a crime that involves text message data or your text conversations are important to your defence then he has the skill set to extract that data and make it presentable for defending charges.


Mark is local and within walking distance to the District Court at Hamilton but he does not limit his practice to Hamilton. He also considers the District Courts of Huntly, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti and Thames to be local to him. Mark also appears at the District Courts of Taumaranui, Tauranga, Rotorua, Waihi, Manukau and Auckland.

Other Services

Mark is available anytime to provide legal advice. If you are dealing with charges now and need independent legal advice then contact him right away.

Mark also provides legal services such as discharge without conviction (section 106), substituting further disqualification for a community based sentence, alcohol interlock or zero alcohol licences.


(021) 633 460

26 Thackeray Street, Hamilton 3204

PO Box 19021, Hamilton 3244

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