Mark Bridges 

Partner 

Mark Bridges 

Contact details

Accreditations

  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015

Career

Qualified at Farrer & Co in 1980; partner 1985

Education

Corpus Christi College Cambridge (MA)

Memberships

International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; International Committee of STEP; IBA

The dynamic Mark Bridges is a class act and a Star Individual. He is incredibly impressive, with a keen intellect.

Chambers UK

Mark is the Chair of Private Client at Farrer & Co and advises private clients both domestically and internationally.  In the UK he has been Private Solicitor to The Queen since 2002, and was Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster from 1998 to 2012.  He also acts for a broad range of English private clients. 

Internationally, he specialises in tax, trusts and succession issues for clients from all over the world, including some of the world's wealthiest families.  His work includes setting and implementing strategies to hold large international fortunes in tax effective ways.  He also practises in the field of contentious trusts and successions, both domestically and internationally.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016 explains "he has a really impressive client following because of the gravitas and experience he has. People sit up and listen to him. He is so charming and such an all-round solid chap." He is considered to be "very conscientious, modest, unassuming and diligent. He has a very easy manner and above all he knows his stuff". A source comments "Bridges is an amazing man. One is privileged to work with or opposite him".

Legal 500 describes Mark as "highly responsive and extremely talented."  

In addition to his ranking as a Star Individual, Mark is described in Chambers & Partners 2012 as "without doubt one of the leading private client lawyers in the country, advising an impressive base of HNWIs. He is considered 'hard-working, perceptive and the very soul of discretion'."

In the New Year Honours List 2012 Mark was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

Mark was recognised as one of the Top Ten tax lawyers in the Spears 2015 Survey.