Mark Scanlon

Mark joined the firm in June 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012, specialising in Will writing and estate administration until 2015. Mark now specialises in probate and trust disputes, including Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, validity of Will challenges, and claims in respect of personal representatives.

As a specialist in contentious probate and trust matters, Mark is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS). He is also an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.

The Contentious Trusts & Probate team were ranked as a ‘Firm to Watch’ in the Legal 500 2024 listings.


  • Bar Vocational Studies from the University of the West of England
  • Law with Politics (LLB) from Birmingham City University


  • "Mark Scanlon is the standout Associate at Barcan+Kirby. Mark’s ability to see through the most complex arguments presented by the opposite side and to disseminate information quickly but without legal jargon for me was an absolute godsend. He is, at all times, mindful of costs. He was sensitive to my grief and over the three years that this has taken, I have found Mark not just a terrific lawyer, but a man who makes his client feel fully supported every single step of the way."
    AnonEstate Disputes Client
  • "I would like to thank Mark for guiding and advising me through an inheritance issue to a successful closure. I enjoyed working with Mark thanks to his evident professionalism and expertise in estate issues, which inspired confidence, and his ready wit, which helped in establishing a good working relationship."
    AnonEstate Disputes Client
  • “I had an emotionally difficult situation to resolve and found Mark to be both professional and understanding at all times.

    He offers clear, concise and helpful guidance and, where needed, support. His no-nonsense and systematic approach has been a great comfort and much appreciated."
    Susan MacdonaldEstate Disputes Client
  • "Very pleased with the service provided. Mark was very friendly and helpful throughout the case."
    Ms SDispute Resolution Client
  • "Mark, we appreciate you sorting out a complicated matter and long standing problem for us. From the beginning, you gave us sound advice and had a courteous approach with impressive details of the matters in hand."
    Imogen, Simon + Tamsin RammDispute Resolution Clients