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Practice Areas

Divorce and family law, including advising on the treatment of trusts on divorce. Acting for trustees where one of their beneficiaries is involved in a divorce. International pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.


Mark Harper was Head of the Family Department at Anthony Gold. He joined Withers in 1999, later becoming Global Family Practice Leader. He joined Hughes Fowler Carruthers in September 2014. Mark Harper was European Chapter President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers March 2014 - May 2016. Mark has acted in numerous reported cases, on the treatment of trusts on divorce, and the procedure to be used on divorce if there is a pre-nuptial agreement. Mark has been ranked as one of the top 10 family lawyers in Spear's Wealth Management's Family Law Index for five years and was described as "without doubt the best technician in London". Spear's have said "Mark has the intellectual rigour to outwit every opponent in a jurisdiction case" and "he does not care whose toes he treads on in pursuing his clients' objectives". Mark Harper is co-author of the leading textbook: International Trust and Divorce Litigation.

Professional Memberships

Law Society; Resolution; International Academy of Family Lawyers.


Mark graduated with a History degree from Pembroke College, Oxford before moving to law. He has a keen interest in architecture and classic cars. He is Chairman of a company which runs five acres of Regency communal gardens in Brighton.