Mark Heptinstall Partner & Head of Family

Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. Mark holds two part-time judicial appointments. He sits as a Deputy District…

Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. Mark holds two part-time judicial appointments. He sits as a Deputy District…

Biography

Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. Mark holds two part-time judicial appointments. He sits as a Deputy District Judge across the North West dealing with all types of civil and family cases. Mark also sits as a Recorder specialising in more complex private & public law children proceedings.

Mark is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and is described as a “very thorough, proactive and a hard negotiator.”  Mark is recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500.

Mark specialises in family finances including high-net worth, complex cases and often appears in court as an advocate.  He has clients across the UK and these typically include business owners, other lawyers, accountants, footballers and clients with overseas connections. He has a keen interest in the resolution of cases involving contested trusts, estates, inheritances and Court of Protection matters.

He is both a past President and Vice-President of The Trafford Law Society.  Mark is also a member the Manchester Law Society Council and of Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association.  Mark is a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer.

 

What our clients say about us

I would highly recommend Mark Heptinstall as he is without doubt the most amazing solicitor.

I had used different legal representation during my divorce 2 years earlier which had been acrimonious. Each step was frustrated by my ex which added to the stress, duration and cost. I was never really comfortable with the advice I was receiving but stuck with it. I now know that much of this could have been avoided by the right legal representation.

On recommendation I approached Mark to complete the sale of the Former Matrimonial Home which was again being frustrated by my ex.  Mark’s approach to resolving this issue was remarkably different.

  • Quickly gained a thorough understanding of my situation.
  • Focused and prioritised the major issues.
  • Highlighted errors made by my previous solicitor and found solutions to effectively overcome them.
  • Clearly communicated with the other side taking control.
  • Presented my case in court effectively against counsel.
  • I was amazed that he won the case, and costs and then tied up the loose ends that I had written off.

Mark is so approachable, I felt like I was his only client. He is thorough, knowledgeable and takes no nonsense.

In summary EXCEPTIONAL!!

 

Mark, I just wanted to say thanks so much for all your help….

Being clear and concise and bringing the whole thing to a swift conclusion was just what I needed so I could move on.  Once again thanks.

Family Client

 

Dear Mark

I can’t thank you enough for your advice and expertise and for your support and sound recommendations.

Paula

Mark

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone.  You’ve been great throughout.

Family Client

 

Mark,

Thank you so much for your support, advice and the sensitive way in which you handled my case.

Family client