Representing people up and down the country, I’ve successfully litigated the most complex family law cases. The cases I work on involve divorce, money or children.
I’ve helped families with very complicated family law issues in the UK and internationally. I have an established practice representing people across a wide range of financial claims on divorce. This includes a niche area advising in the context of third party intervenor claims. I also have expertise in dealing with overseas trusts and my practice spans across the world, representing large and small business owners and entrepreneurs.
I’ve represented many parents in disputes about their children, including child abductions and relocation locally and abroad. Reunite, the leading UK charity specialising in the movement of children across international borders, lists me as one of five specialist lawyers in the West Midlands that deals with these issues. I'm regarded as an expert in cases involving alienating children, fact find hearings and giving advice to parents and grandparents.
As well as handling complex cases, my passion for football led me to become a registered lawyer with the Football Association. I’ve also contributed to the book ‘Retired: What Footballers Do When The Game’s Up’. My expertise is often in demand from professional football players, who value my ability to combine legal advice with an in depth knowledge of the industry.
Over the years I’ve built up a niche practice advising families from Asian communities. This often includes representing third party family members who may have an interest in matrimonial assets or defending these claims. I’m one of only a handful of specialists in this area and regularly write and lecture on the topic.
I’ve won multiple awards (IAFL European Lawyer Award 2016, Law Society Solicitor of the Year 2015, Jordan’s Family Law Team of the Year 2017, and Birmingham Law Society – Family Law Team Excellence in Client Service 2019).
Outside the office I’m a proud father of two children. I enjoy playing football and I’ve played to a semi-professional level for over a decade. When I’m not celebrating my love of football and sport I also enjoy growing my own vegetables (a welcome break from the children!)
"He has a good reputation, is a fantastic lawyer and has incredibly good connections." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Extremely well organised’, ‘utterly dedicated to each case' and 'ridiculously hard-working.'" – Legal 500, 2018/19
"He is very astute, commercially aware and has a friendly manner." – Chambers, & Partners, 2019
"...not only have you been very efficient, professional and always helpful, you also showed a great deal of compassion which made the whole process much less painful. The results which you achieved were beyond all our expectations and I cannot recommend you enough..." – Former Client
"Thank you for your support and advice during a very difficult time. I would not hesitate to recommend you as a solicitor." – Former Client
“His advice and support have been second to none, he was diligent in seeking my views and constantly kept me informed... Mark represented my interests very efficiently and with great judgement and sensitivity. I would not hesitate in recommending [him].” – Former Client
"... one of the region’s stellar matrimonial lawyers... he is extremely hardworking and is always prepared to go the ‘extra mile’... he is considerate and has repeatedly demonstrated a clear insight into the range of issues faced by clients in a diverse, multi-cultural city like Birmingham.” – Barrister and Deputy District Judge
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Retired: What Footballers Do When The Game's Up, 2016