Partner & Head of Family
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Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. Mark has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales to sit as a Deputy District Judge to deal with both family and civil cases.
He 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 also recognised as a leading individual in Legal 500.
Mark specialises in family finances including high-net worth, complex cases and often appears in court as an advocate, including at the Central Family Court in London where many of his cases are heard. He has clients across the UK and overseas and uses technology to ensure that distance is no obstacle. His clients typically include business owners, other lawyers, accountants, footballers, celebrities 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.