Mark O'Callaghan BA (Oxon), LLM General Information Called to the bar in 2001, Mark is a highly experienced family and civil law barrister. He travels throughout England and Wales to represent clients in the family courts and county courts. With a practical, proactive and personal approach, Mark regularly appears in financial remedies proceedings involving property, TOLATA/cohabitation claims, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, periodical payments and pensions. Qualified under the Direct Access scheme, Mark helps members of the public facing difficult disputes over child arrangements, contact, specific issues and prohibited steps, and parental responsibility. He is experienced in cases between parents with local authority involvement, as well as allegations of domestic abuse and cases with a foreign element. Talking in plain English, Mark helps individuals to understand the court process, providing support during stressful times. As a barrister with almost 20 years of experience, Mark is also regularly instructed in personal injury cases, including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and accidents abroad. Praised for his quick turnaround of papers, regular case updates and partnership approach to getting the best outcome for every client, Mark works closely with solicitors on cases from low value claims through to multi-track work. Areas of law Family Law - Matrimonial Finance & Cohabitation Claims Family Law - Child Arrangements Civil Law - Personal Injury Family Law - Matrimonial Finance & Cohabitation Claims Property claims, property sale and division of equity TOLATA claims for unmarried couples Maintenance, including applications to vary or enforce Pensions, including ring-fencing issues Representation at First Appointments, FDR and Final Hearings Applications to vary or enforce Family Law - Child Arrangements Live With orders Contact issues Parental responsibility Allegations of domestic abuse Specific issues and prohibited steps, including abduction Civil Law - Personal Injury Road traffic accidents Public liability Employers’ liability Holiday claims, including accidents abroad Low value whiplash claims through to multi-track matters Fatal accidents and inquests Memberships Family Law Bar Association Resolution Personal Injuries Bar Association Education Short course on Coronial Law & Inquests, Sheffield University LLM, Law with Medicine and Healthcare, University of Liverpool BA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Oriel College, Oxford Personal interests Outside of court, Mark enjoys open water swimming and running. He has completed several marathons, including the London Marathon, in under three hours. As a classical music fan, Mark regularly attends concerts at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.