Mark Hands > Irwin Mitchell > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
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I am a Partner in the family law team. 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, including business owners and entrepreneurs. This also includes a niche area advising in the context of third party intervenor claims and families from Asian communities.

I am one of only a small handful of lawyers that has a true expertise in dealing with complicated tax structures, overseas trusts and assets. I have delivered training to other family lawyers on these issues.

I’ve represented many parents in disputes about their children, including relocation locally and abroad. I am regarded as a complete expert in all cases involving alienation of children and fact find hearings in the context of mentally abusive relationships.

Most of my cases come from recommendations. I place a high value on client care, which is shown in the volume of 5* Trustpilot reviews. I have also 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 – Excellence in Client Service 2019).


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West Midlands > Private client > Family: Birmingham

(Next Generation Partners)

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The ‘amazing team‘ at Irwin Mitchell receives garners praise for its ‘strong ethos of client care‘, acting under the leadership of Clare Wiseman . Clients include entrepreneurs, sports professionals and CEOs. Zahra Pabani  specialises in ultra-high-net-worth cases meanwhile Sarah Balfour is adept at supporting older clients and their families. Mark Hands  is sought after for his expertise in cases involving overseas trusts and frequently represents Asian families and professional football players. Fiona Farrell works on substantial financial cases and difficult children cases, including those involving parental alienation, whereas Gemma Fenton  is a go-to for complicated corporate structures, trust assets and pensions.