Mark Heptinstall > Slater Heelis LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater Heelis LLP
M3 2ER

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Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Partner and Head of the Family Department. Mark holds two part-time judicial appointments. He has recently been appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil & Family) and a Recorder (Family) on the Northern Circuit.

Mark specialises in private family high net worth finances, complex children cases and is a Collaborative Lawyer. He has a niche in dealing with cases where capacity is an issue and cases involving contested trusts/probate and often cases with an international element.

Mark has an array of clients both in the UK, particularly the South East and overseas including other professionals such as Barristers, Solicitors, business directors, media & sports personalities and medical professionals. Mark’s clients are almost exclusively personally referred to him by former clients and other professionals locally, nationally and internationally. 

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”  and recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500.


Customer Support Manager at GE Money, 1996 – 2005; Appeals Caseworker, 2004 – 2005; Slater Heelis, 2005 – Present


Manchester Law Society Countil, Resolution, past President & Vice-President of the Trafford Law Society

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Family

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Mark Heptinstall

Slater Heelis LLP

Slater Heelis LLP‘s family team, which ‘packs a punch in the local market‘, handles a broad range of work including matrimonial finance and disputes involving children and property. Key clients include sports and media personalities, business owners with complex company structures, CEOs and high-net-worth individuals. Mark Heptinstall heads the family department and specialises in high-net-worth complex cases, ‘fighting his client’s corner without compromise‘. Patricia Robinson is also recommended for her ‘good judgement‘ on cases, particularly for difficult children disputes, and her work is ‘always meticulous‘.