Darren Hark

Associate

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"Dynamic, unflappable and resourceful he is already a force to be reckoned with"

Legal 500

"An exceptionally talented young solicitor"

Geoffrey Kingscote, QC

Darren advises on a wide range of family law matters, including divorce and separation, financial claims, pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and children law matters.

Darren’s career began at a highly regarded family law team in Manchester, moving to London in 2017.

Darren was closely involved in a leading supreme Court case regarding non-disclosure in family law proceedings and has also acted for high-profile footballers in relation to financial claims arising from divorce and children law matters and advising them on pre-nuptial agreements. He also has considerable experience dealing with international and jurisdictional disputes.

Highlights

  • Darren has represented a client in a financial remedy case comprising assets of many millions and involving a complex company structure operating in the entertainment industry across both the UK and China.
  • Acted for a client in a high value action to address the wrongful transfer of assets by a spouse, such step having been taken by that spouse in an attempt to suppress the divorce settlement.
  • Acted for a parent in a complicated court application relating to the potential removal of his children to live in another country.

Professional Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Testimonials

These are some of Darren's testimonials from family law professionals, previous clients and journals that regularly review practising lawyers.

  • A very bright associate who is an invaluable team player and one to deal with even the most complex case management issues. Legal 500 2022
  • Not only is his preparation of material immaculate but he understands the nuances of the case. Legal 500 2021
  • Extremely hard working and committed to getting the best outcome for the client, regardless of the hurdles put in his way… He is very perceptive and his questions show a remarkable ability to anticipate the key issues. SallyMax, 29 Bedford Row
  • He has a remarkable ability to really understand the assets in dispute and the competing views on how to value them. He gives realistic and pragmatic advice to clients from the outset, but can be very tenacious when it's needed, with an impressive eye for detail. George Gordon, 1 King’s Bench Walk 
  • Where he truly stands out from his peers, is his possession of a highly sensitive "litigation radar", enabling him to read underlying dynamics and subtext of an opponent's case and deftly steer his clients away from potential traps and pitfalls. Tom Carter, 1 Hare Court