Mark brings extensive experience of mergers and acquisitions in the professional partnership sector. He is also a Partner at Aaron & Partners where he is Head of Professional Practices.
Mark advises on a number of law firm and accountancy mergers. He advises solicitors’ practices on the formation of alternative business structures (ABSs) and on dealing with the requirements of the referral fee ban under LASPO. He also helps solicitors, doctors, dentists, accountants, haulage contractors, farmers and a range of other professionals on all aspects of their partnerships.
Mark deals with the creation of partnerships and LLPs, the exit of partners (whether by retirement or expulsion), the conversion of partnerships and sole traders to LLPs and the dissolution or incorporation into limited companies of partnerships and LLPs.
With a pragmatic approach, he acts for both the continuing partners and for those exiting the partnership or LLP in a range of disputes. His aim is to resolve the dispute as quickly and painlessly as possible whilst getting the best deal for his clients.
Mark originally trained as a corporate lawyer, and so also deals with company matters and prepares shareholder agreements and commercial contracts.
Mark set up and now chairs the North West branch of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.
He has a degree in classics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.