Brian_MarkBrian is one of three Directors of Kyles Legal Practice alongside John Turner and Nick Peacock. He is also the head Director of the Criminal Appeals and Criminal law departments alongside Nick.

Brian has extensive and wide ranging experience as a criminal barrister having been called to the bar in November 1981, having successfully completed his pupillage and joining the then Westgate Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Since that time, Brian has left chambers and established in partnership with John and Nick Kyles Legal Practice; one of the first multi-disciplinary legal practices combining the experience of being at the bar with the experience of solicitors from private practice for the benefit of clients.

Brian has like Nick been led as junior counsel in numerous high profile local and national murder cases and has led junior counsel himself in cases ranging from conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to supply prohibited substances to various other high ranging and demanding charges.

Brian’s particular specialism and expertise however is in relation to offences arising from the Sexual Offences Act and Obscene Publications Act. An example of the latter being the defence of Darryn Walker, charged under the Obscene Publications Act, for having written an alleged offensive fictional story concerning the band “Girls Aloud”; Brian in this instance being junior counsel to Tim Owen QC. (

Brian as head of the Criminal Appeals department in partnership with Nick has regularly had reason to appear as an advocate before the Court of Appeal.

Brian is also a fully accredited duty lawyer and now regularly represents clients at police stations and magistrates courts in Teesside.