Mark was born in Northern Ireland but was educated in Scotland and England before coming to Lancaster to study law at university. Mark qualified as a solicitor in Lancaster and worked on the Fylde Coast before returning to Oglethorpe Sturton and Gillibrand’s highly respected private client department.
Mark is an experienced solicitor who has specialised in private client work for the whole of his legal career. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; the internationally recognised leading professional organisation in his area of law as well as a member of the Agricultural Law Association.
Mark works hard to provide seamless advice to clients and their families. He recognises that families are complex and that every family requires an individual approach. He takes the time to get to know his clients and those close to them. In addition he advocates working with any other professional advisors clients may have ensuring that advice provided is continuous and complete. In many cases he is fortunate enough to act for several generations of the same family.
Mark is consciously aware that clients turn to him in times of difficulty, stress or upset and prides himself on providing appropriate advice in a clear and understandable way. He understands that life can present the unexpected and prefers a practical and flexible approach which will stand the test of time.