- Family Team Leader
- Called: 1981
Mark has been a specialist family law barrister for over 20 years, having previously had experience in a variety of common law disciplines. He has developed a particular expertise in areas of law that relate to the challenges that affect families and family relationships.
The fact that Mark offers expertise in areas beyond those relating simply to marital breakdown allows him to offer more comprehensive assistance in financial remedy and related financial disputes.
Mark has many years of experience in both public law and private law children cases. He has had plenty of recent experience of cases involving international relocation and also of disputes involving the children of same sex relationships.
Mark welcomes instructions under direct access in appropriate cases both in the area of disputes over children and in relation to the division of capital and income after the breakdown of a marriage. He has a reputation as someone whom clients find approachable and sensible.
Separately and additionally Mark has, over the last 20 years or so, developed an expertise in the field of civil actions against the police and other regulatory authorities. He generally represents claimants and has conducted many successful claims against a number of police forces, local authorities and the prison service. For details of recent actions against the police/regulatory bodies cases click here.
Mark Lyne is part of the Five Paper Family team and offers expertise in:
- matrimonial finance cases
- applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
- applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- family provision cases
- cases involving bankruptcy and matrimonial finance
- public and private law cases under the Children Act 1989
- child support cases
Downing College, Cambridge – BA (CANTAB)
Over the last year or so Mark’s most notable cases have included arguing that the White v White principles should not automatically apply to second marriage cases, dealing with one of the very first Presumption of Death Act 2013, acting for a father preventing relocation of a child to South Africa, applying the new provisions on enforcement against properties under the Child Support legislation, along with a wide variety of medium to high value financial remedy cases.
Every new case that Mark Lyne deals with is a reminder of the uniqueness of each and every family dispute. The width of Mark’s experience has gained him a reputation for being able to deal effectively with the cases in which he is instructed.
Family Law Bar Association