Mark is a Partner in the Family Department and is also the firm’s finance partner.
He joined the Family Department on qualification in 1994 quickly progressing to partner.
Mark specialises in all areas of family law with a specific focus on high profile and high net worth divorce and finance cases, as well as complex cases involving overseas assets and trusts. He has acted for celebrities and high net worth individuals before the Central Family Court and the High Court with excellent results.
Mark sets out to achieve the very best for his clients and has earned himself a reputation as a tough negotiator both in and out the Court forum. He regularly conducts round table meetings bringing finance cases to a swift and cost-effective conclusion as an alternative to Court Hearings.
His work involves multi-jurisdictional divorce and children cases, with particular emphasis on Europe and the middle-east. He has successfully represented clients in all areas including under the new Child Arrangements Programme.
Mark is a well-known and highly regarded family lawyer often receiving referrals from existing and former clients as well as other family lawyers. He is recognised as a leader in his field by both Chambers & Partner’s legal directory and the Legal 500.
Mark has run a number of cases in the Court of Appeal and is a well-respected family law practitioner. He regularly appears on TV and radio commenting on issues and changes surrounding family law.
He is a member of Resolution and is a trained mediator.
Mark’s recent testimonials
“Mark Freedman is ‘a good thinker who always fights his clients’ corner.'”
Legal 500 2020
‘Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases‘.
‘Exceptional value for money. Highly competent and reasonably priced. Mark Freedman: one of the best in the field‘.
Chambers UK 2018
“Mark Freedman is considered a ‘brilliant lawyer’ and a ‘great tactician’ who ‘will absolutely fight tooth and nail for his clients’. He is noted for his expertise in private children work and high-value divorces.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Highly regarded for his experience as a litigation and mediation expertise, Mark Freedman is tenacious and determined. Clients really feel that he is fighting their corner.”
Legal 500 2017
“Mark Freedman has an excellent reputation for finance; he is very ready to fight for his clients”.
Chambers & Partners 2016
“Mark Freedman advises high-net-worth clients and knows his stuff.”
Legal 500 2015
“Mark Freedman represents high net worth clients in complex financial disputes. Sources say that “he’s a determined negotiator who’ll always do the very best for his clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2015 legal directory
“Mark Freedman really fights for his clients and is a pragmatic and reasonable person to deal with – good in negotiations.”
Chambers & Partners 2014
“Mark Freedman receives a lot of instructions from clients based abroad, often relating to complex divorce proceedings. Sources say: “His main strengths are his enthusiastic passion for the job in hand and his total dedication to his clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2012 legal directory
“Mark Freedman is a ‘tough negotiator”
Legal 500 directory
“Mark Freedman fights the whole way”
Legal 500 2012 directory
Outside work, Mark is married with 3 sons who share his love of tennis and Leeds United. He is a school governor and has a keen interest in educational issues.
Some of Mark’s leading reported cases included the following:
- XvX 2005 EWHC 296 Fam (Ancilliary relief)