Mark Christie is a long standing member of Resolution – First for Family Law, having joined shortly after its inception (when it was known as The Solicitors Family Law Association ) and firmly believes in and practices its ethos of seeking to resolve family law disputes in a constructive and non-confrontational manner. He is also a member of the Solicitor`s Regulation Authority`s Family Law Panel which means his expertise in family law has been rigorously and independently assessed and accredited.
Having specialised in family law for over 30 years Mark has a wealth of practical experience in this demanding and ever changing area of the law.
He deals with all aspects of divorce and separation, private law children disputes (eg in relation to residence, contact, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders), financial issues on divorce and separation, separation and prenuptial agreements, emergency remedies and non-molestation and occupation orders required as a result of domestic violence.
Mark is able to provide clients with realistic, holistic, constructive and result driven advice, delivered with empathy and respect. Mark’s non-confrontational manner wins over both clients and fellow professionals, enabling matters to be resolved quickly, by agreement. This avoids costly and unwelcomed court proceedings.
Although the majority of Mark’s cases are based in the family court in England and Wales he has represented clients in respect of international relocation in jurisdictions including Australia, Germany, Spain and the USA.
Mark, a regular contributor to the Stowe Family Law blog, is married with three adult children. In his spare time he plays in a band and is a keen sportsman, particularly enjoying cycling and running.
A selection of Mark Christie’s reviews can be found below. More Stowe Family Law reviews.
“Mark Christie provided legal advice and legal support during my recent divorce with the upmost professionalism and compassion. Mark always made time for me and returned my phone calls or emails in a timely manner, he kept me up to date on what was going on with my case and if I had questions he never made me feel like they were irrelevant or something I should already know. Divorce is a very sad time in your life but despite that I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mark knowing he always had my best interests at heart. Thank you so much.” A.S. from North Yorkshire
“Would like to extend heartfelt thanks for all your hard work and dedication to my case and also your team. I think justice was finally done.” A.F. from Basingstoke
“I cannot thank you enough for all your help in this matter.” J.S. from Ripon.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for all your help and advice in this case. Your expertise has been crucial in reaching a conclusion in our favour. We are very grateful indeed for all your help in this matter and cannot thank you enough.” J.S. from North Yorkshire
“Thank you for sorting everything out for me. What a relief that it is finally over (a year to the date). Not to mention the three and a half years prior!
“I am now settling into my new house, so can now put the past behind me and look to the future. Best wishes and thank you again.” – N.W. from Harrogate
“Just a quick mail to thank you for today at court, still long way to go, but it’s a relief for us: for once a decision has been made with my involvement rather than forced up on me as usual! Cleverly spoken in the court room too!“. O.B from York.
“I would like to pass back to you that it was a pleasure to talk to someone in your profession who gave me a clear understanding of the process in legal matters of the divorce which the other solicitor seemed to fail to give at the early stages of the process. So thanks for that.” B.M from Yorkshire.
“Thank you so much for working so hard to resolve my case with the best possible outcome” – D.L from York.
“Having used Stowe Family Law to help us with a difficult family matter, we can only hold them in the highest regard. Mark Christie gave us practical and sensitive advice throughout. Together we plotted a good route to deal with our issues and concerns and we will always be extremely grateful.” – Mr and Mrs O from Harrogate
“We (as a family) would all like to thank you very much indeed for your advice, expertise and prompt action.” – 2016 Client
“Mark, I am happy to recommend you to anyone. I am sure that a victory over CAFCASS is a rare accolade. I would like to thank you for your assistance thus far and I am very pleased with the results we have achieved to this point. We don’t make a bad team when all said and done and I have great confidence in your firm for any future issues I may have.” – R.D 2016
“I would like to thank you wholeheartedly for your help in 2016 as you have done an amazing job and I think mountains have been moved since December 2015 which would not have happened without your help.” – H.B. from Wakefield
“Many thanks for your hard work and commitment on the divorce” – DP from Watford
“I appreciate that we are never fully ‘out of the woods’ with my ex-husband and I certainly do not want to tempt fate but from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for your work over the past 18 months. The level of service and expertise has been outstanding. It is now time to draw a line in the sand for my son and myself to move on with our lives. Many thanks, I’m eternally grateful.” – H.H from West Yorkshire