Mark Harper

Partner  |  Hughes Fowler Carruthers

England & Wales


Family and Matrimonial

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

Mark Harper is a divorce specialist at Hughes Fowler Carruthers in London, particularly international cases involving trusts and prenups. He was President of the European Chapter, International Academy of Family Lawyers 2014-2016. Co-author of International Trust and Divorce Litigation (Third Edition, and Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnership; the New Law) – Jordans. Mark has been ranked in the Top 10 divorce lawyers in Spear’s Family Law Index since 2013 and Chambers HNW Guide. Mark acted for John Charman in the 2007 test case which is still the leading case on the treatment of trusts on divorce. He also drafted the prenup in the case of Crossley, in which the terms were upheld on divorce and pioneered procedure on divorce where a prenup shortens the court process. He acted in the test of K v K which changed the law on relocation recognising father’s rights who have shared care.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Club Gascon, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Be confident

What was your first job?


What is the book you recommend to everyone?

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

More forum disputes - where a divorce should take place - as the full impact of Brexit becomes clear.

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