Mark Heath

Partner Litigation

Mark is a Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright.

He obtained an LLB (Hons) in 1988 and qualified as a solicitor in 1991.

Mark has specialised in civil litigation since he qualified, including commercial and contractual disputes, matters involving employment law and claims challenging Wills.   His experience covers claims in the Supreme Court,  Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunal.

His employment work includes advising both employers and employees on settlement agreements and advising on employment rights generally.

He acts for both estates and those making claims against estates when Wills are contested.

Bringing and defending high value, complex claims involving companies also forms a significant part of his usual work.

He is a Registered Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist and a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. (A.C.T.A.P.S.)

Supreme Court Judgment
Lynn Shellfish and others v Loose and another [2016] UKSC 14


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    • Posted on November 29, 2019
      If you have put your life plans on hold to help out a family member who has promised to leave you land or property in their will by way of reward, you will understandably feel aggrieved where they fail to make good on this.

      Whether there is anything you can do about it depends on the circumstances and in particular whether the facts of your case entitle you to ask the court to enforce the terms of the promise.
    • Posted on January 18, 2018
      There is an old legal saying: “Delay is the Enemy of Justice", so not surprisingly any claim that may be issued in the Civil Courts of England and Wales is subject to a strict time limit within which it may be started.
    • Posted on September 26, 2017
      When most people hear about a family dispute they think of a divorce, or perhaps a family falling out about a Will.

      But sometimes, when family members set up in business together, there can be a disagreement where they can find themselves facing each other across a court room.

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