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Mark Lindley

Partner  |  Boodle Hatfield
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Personal and estate planning
Asset holding structures

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I've had a number of matters dealing with similar issues, namely around familial status (legitimate and illegitimate, adopted and surrogate children) in the context of domestic and international trusts and families. I've enjoyed getting to grips with an interesting and developing area of law.

How did you get into private client?

I genuinely enjoyed studying trust and estates and was lucky to do an early seat with a mixed contentious and non-contentious private client practice.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Some areas of law favour technical expertise over people skills, and vice versa. In private client, to really succeed, you need to focus on developing both. Build and maintain good relationships with your counterparts. It is a small world; your opponent in one matter may be an ally in the next. Remain objective about your client's case.

What is your favourite quote?

“Be happy while you are living, for you are a long time dead.”

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I pretend to be a film buff…

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Our local pub is a great smokehouse, The White Hart in Witley, UK.