Mark Heptinstall Partner & Head of Family

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

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

Biography

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

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.

Mark has been active in the local law societies for many years and he is both a past President of The Trafford Law Society and previously a Manchester Law Society Council  member.  Mark is a member of Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association and a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer.

 

What our clients say about us

Make Slater Heelis your first port of call if you are needing legal support of almost any description.

Mark Heptinstall helped me through my divorce 11 years ago and I cannot recommend him highly enough. His management of my circumstances in relation to divorce, financial matters and child access arrangements eased me through the most stressful part of my life.

I have since recommended Mark and his team to other close friends and family. On all occasions the feedback has been exceptional. Technical expertise is accompanied with a very personable approach and when it matters most the “punch” is their to sway the argument with the least fuss. That also means cost effective.

I’ve also had excellent advice on Wills and probate, Conveyancing and employment issues.

For me there is only one place I need to turn when I’m seeking legal representation.

Mark Heptinstall helped me throughout my divorce with his empathy and knowledge and competence.

I would have been lost without him and owe him a great deal.

Thank you so much!