Trusts and estates, charities, real property and conveyancing and related professional negligence matters.
Chancery Bar Association, Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners, Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists, Charity Law Association, Property Bar Association and Professional Negligence Bar Association.
Mark’s trust work embraces equity drafting and advice (both for UK and overseas clients) and the full range of private client litigation. In addition to his English court work, Mark has recently been involved in proceedings in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Guernsey and Scotland, and has been working with local advisers in Hong Kong in various substantial asset recovery, probate, estate administration and family provision matters. Professional directories recommend Mark as a leading junior in chancery, private client, trusts and probate and charity matters. He has personal experience of charity administration as a trustee of a number of charities. Professional directories recommend him as a leading junior in chancery, private client, trusts and probate and charity matters. Chambers UK 2014 described Mark as “well versed in property, trusts and professional negligence matters” and stated that he has “an encyclopaedic knowledge of trusts and estates” and is “a very good analyst, who cuts to the real issues of a case quickly and without any fuss”. Other recent editions of the professional directories have stated that “He is excellent at reassuring difficult or anxious clients”, “commentators respect Mark Studer for his intelligence” and have described him as “popular with leading solicitors”, “a good team player and also considered very clear, quick and an excellent draftsman”, “solid and long established” and one who “impresses with his aptitude for the ultra complex”. Mark is said to be “meticulous and approachable”, and his drafting skills are noted as being “clear and to the point”.
Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, Director of Lincoln’s Inn Trust Companies, Trustee of Lincoln’s Inn Heritage Fund, Director and Joint Honorary Treasurer of Barristers' Benevolent Association, Trustee of Westminster Amalgamated Charity, Trustee of the Nicholas John Trust (promoting opera), Secretary of The Institute.