• Mark Robinson
  • Director, Head of Family Law Team

I understand that client’s come to seek my advice often at the most challenging and difficult times of their lives, and seek empathy, reassurance, support and clear guidance from me. I pride myself on providing sensible and practical legal advice that is easy for my client to understand.

      • Mark Robinson
      • Director, Head of Family Law Team
    • Contact

      • 01757 708957
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    • Address

      • 6 Park Street
      • Selby
      • North Yorkshire
      • YO8 4PW
      • 01757 708957
      • 01757 210343
Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Director, Head of Family Law Team

Mark is Director and joint Head of Department of our family law team. Mark joined Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors as a Family solicitor in October 2012, and became a Director in October 2020. Mark has over 13 years’ experience as a family solicitor working in Yorkshire, and has in that time amassed a wealth of experience and network of professional contacts in the area. Mark undertakes a full range of Family cases, including divorce, financial remedy, private children and domestic violence matters.

Mark provides advice across the whole range of private Family matters, bespoke to each client depending on their circumstances and needs, and clear, robust and cost effective advice and representation, not only within court proceedings, but in seeking to resolve matters constructively outside of court

Mark follows the Resolution Code of Practice, aiming to promote a constructive approach to family issues, minimising conflict where possible.  Mark also holds Law Society Family Law Advanced accreditation in both Children and Financial matters in recognition of his expertise.


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Mark offers a family law service across Yorkshire and assists and advises on a range of private family law matters, including the following:

Acting for parties in resolving financial matters following separation and divorce, on a voluntary basis through facilitating financial disclosure, negotiating settlements, preparation of financial consent orders or separation agreements, or in representing client’s in contested financial proceedings, to seek to attain a favourable outcome in a cost-effective and proportionate way.

Advising and assisting client’s, particularly those who have acquired  pre-marital wealth, to prepare pre- or post-nuptial agreement to enable them to take control of their own financial destinies in contemplation of marriage, to ensure client’s are given the best chance of providing for an amicable and agreed outcome in accordance with their own wishes and expectations in the event of future separation and divorce.

Acting for client’s who have, or whose spouses have, valuable or complicated pension arrangements, including public sector and final salary pensions schemes, and assisting in achieving fair division of those pensions

Acting in cases involving farming businesses, land, property and assets. Although the legal principles are the same, cases involving farming, and can often entail complex land issues, partnerships and other business structures, inheritance and multi-generation ownership issues, where maintaining the viability of the farm business is a priority and requires specialist knowledge and experience to find workable solutions.

Acting for business owners, involving companies, partnerships and sole traders, including ownership of property and land, shares, plant and machinery, and goodwill, assisting with properly evaluation the value of the business as part of a broader financial settlement, including ownership of business interests between separating and divorcing business owners.

Acting for parents in seeking orders for their children, including shared care orders, living with and spending time with orders, complex cases involving domestic abuse and other safeguarding and welfare issues and findings of fact, and cases involving appointment of guardians to represent  in private law proceedings.

Acting for grandparents and other connected individuals (including relatives and step-parents) in seeking orders from the court for children, including living with and spending time with children.

Assisting both Applicant’s and Respondent’s in pursuing divorce applications amicably and constructively.

In his own words:

“I understand that client’s come to seek my advice often at the most challenging and difficult times of their lives, and seek empathy, reassurance, support and clear guidance from me. I pride myself on providing sensible and practical legal advice that is easy for client’s to understand, and I strive to build relationships with client’s based on trust, to enable and empower client’s to make decisions to ensure the best outcome for themselves and their families can be achieved. Looking after client’s interests is my priority and I endeavour to provide swift and detailed responses to queries and proactive management of matters to ensure they are dealt with properly and promptly” 

Whilst based at our Selby office, Mark accepts instructions from clients who are based across our region and beyond, including in certain case individuals who are based abroad. He offers in person appointments, telephone and video conference appointments to suit your needs, at any of our offices.

You can speak to Mark using the contact details on this profile page or get in touch by completing and submitting our online form and we will bet back to you as soon as possible.

Mark is supervised by Greg Cross – Director and joint Head of the Family Law team.

Mark’s specialisms include:

  • Public Sector Pensions, including Fire Service, Police, Armed Forces, NHS and Local Authority pension schemes
  • Financial Cases involving Farming businesses, land, property and other assets
  • Financial Cases involving businesses including Companies, Partnerships and Sole Traders
  • Nuptial Agreements, including pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and Separation Agreements
  • Children Proceedings, including orders for Child Arrangement (living with and time spent with), specific issues, parental responsibility, grandparents rights and prohibited steps.
  • Financial Cases involving international elements, including property owned abroad
  • Children Cases involving international elements, including removal from jurisdiction

Mark Robinson's years of experience

Qualification date:  September 2009
Years of experience:  13 years

Mark studied for an English degree at Stirling University and the completed the Graduate Diploma of Law before completing the Legal Practice Course, with Distinction, in 2006. He undertook a training contract at a niche commercial law firm in Hull before qualifying as a solicitor.

What our Clients say about Mark

  • Mark was very approachable and answered all my questions, I would tell others and use you again myself. Quick responses, prompt useful information, very polite and helpful.
  • Thank you for all your help and understanding over the past couple of years. Very much appreciated. I couldn’t of got to the end without your support.
  • Always extremely helpful. Mark was very good at listening to my concerns and ideas, then worked flexibly to formulate plans incorporating them.
  • Very satisfied and was kept informed of what was happening. Let me know straight away if anything cropped up and explained everything I needed to know. Very efficient.
  • Mark and Dawn were very helpful at all times. Very professional and supportive. Thank you for all your work Mark you have been amazing and I would highly recommend you.

  • Mark was understanding of my situation and very pleasant throughout. Mark put us at ease from the word go.