Reviews and Ratings for Solicitor Mark Heptinstall, Manchester

Mark Heptinstall

Partner & Head of Family

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Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. 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 recommended lawyer 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 both a past President and Vice-Presient 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.

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What my client says about me

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!!