Family Lawyers




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Complex family matters


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Mark Irving

Spear’s Review

‘We are now widely recognised within the industry as being one of the market-leading practices right at the forefront of the work we do, handling the most complex and hard-fought cases,’ Mark Irving says of Harbottle & Lewis’s family law practice, which he joined in 2017. 

Irving’s work has yielded no shortage of highlights. He has acted as a trusted and confidential adviser to many high-profile and wealthy individuals going through divorce and financial proceedings, as well as in relation to ‘fiercely contested’ jurisdiction and Children Act proceedings. 

‘The proudest part of the job is being referred by existing clients to their close friends, colleagues and family, when they also have legal problems and need advice,’ Irving tells Spear’s.

Adviser Profile

Mark Irving works closely with clients to achieve their objectives using the most effective strategies. Mark’s approach has been described as ‘pitch perfect’ for his expertise in communicating complex legal issues in a simple and digestible manner to his clients, being tactically astute and getting the best outcome for his clients. He is mindful that family relationships are at stake and that different circumstances require different approaches. 

Mark practices exclusively in family law with an equal emphasis on financial and children work, also advising on nuptial agreements. He works with leading QCs, barristers and professional experts in these fields. In addition, he holds a number of management positions at Harbottle & Lewis.

Rank: Recommended

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