Mark Harrison - Partner

Year Admitted

1985

Departments

Divorce Solicitors

Collaborative Family Law

Property and Financial Disputes

Agreements Between Couples

Domestic Violence Solicitors

Mark Harrison

I have been a family lawyer for over 35 years and have extensive experience and expertise in many areas.

I am a member of¬†Newcastle Law Society Standing Committee and a Past President of the Society. When I was President I contributed a monthly column to the Society’s magazine – ‘Newcastle News’. Click here to read my column.

When I meet clients for the first time, they are usually anxious and at a difficult point in their lives. Whatever the nature of their problem, I pride myself in offering sensitive, straightforward advice in plain English. I aim to help find practical solutions wherever possible.

I can assist in respect of all issues involved in relationship breakdown for married, unmarried and same sex couples, including separation and divorce, financial issues, arrangements for children, and the preparation of pre nuptial and separation agreements.

I am a member of Resolution and promote a non confrontational approach to family problems, with particular emphasis on the best interests of any children involved. I hold the Resolution Specialist Accreditation in Advanced Financial Provision, Children Law and Domestic Abuse.

My lengthy experience has taught me that the best outcomes are usually achieved by reaching agreement wherever possible. I am a Collaborative Lawyer and in this process the parties agree to resolve their issues without going to court.

If court proceedings cannot be avoided, I am able to represent clients in all levels of court as I have many years’ advocacy experience and have Higher Rights of Audience.

I have also been a member of the Law Society Children Law Panel since 1994 and regularly represent children, parents and other family members in court proceedings, often involving Social Services. I have dealt with numerous children cases involving complex issues.

If you are reading this, the likelihood is that you have a family problem. It is also likely that I can help you with it. Contact me and I will explain how.

I am also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales’ Children Law Subcommittee.

You can contact me by emailing markharrison@benhoarebell.co.uk

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Memberships and Accreditations

Member of the Law Society Children Law Subcomittee

Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision, Domestic Abuse and Children Law

Accredited Member of the Law Society Children Panel

Member of the Association of Lawyers for Children

Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)

Member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates

Resolution Accredited Specialist Collaborative Lawyer

Core Assessor for the Resolution Specialist Accreditation Scheme

Award Winning Solicitors firm based in the North East

Law Firm of the Year (Medium) 2018 Family Law Awards LAPG Lexcel Resolution Law Society Children Panel Law Society Mental Health Panel Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Collaborative Family Law Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare)