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London

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Big-money cases

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International relocation

Legal - Trusts

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Asset Class

Trusts

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Solicitor

Mark Harper

Spear's Review

‘Sometimes, in order to get the best deal for a client, you have to make it clear that the client is willing to go all the way,’ says Mark Harper, partner at Hughes Fowler Carruthers. ‘Often, if a case goes to trial, only the lawyers truly win. But in some cases one spouse is so unrealistic or unreasonable there is no choice but to go to trial to get a fair result.’

Harper, a specialist in international cases and those involving trusts, emphasises that he is not ‘deterred’ by complex, difficult situations or complex legal structures. He’s also keen to distinguish his practice from the firm’s competitors.

He says, ‘It’s very important that the client agrees with the suggested strategy and approach. Some of our rivals will say, “Trust us, we will get you the best result,” and then there’s terrible litigation.’

Adviser Profile

Mark Harper is consistently top ranked in the leading legal and High Net Worth directories. He is regarded as 'without doubt the best technician in London' and a 'family law superstar' who 'delivers results without fail.' Harper specialises in financial cases, often involving trusts or other structures, and pre- and post-nups. He also acts in children's cases, some of which have helped to shape the law on relocation and change of primary carer for the children. 

Harper is the co-author of International Trust and Divorce Litigation. He recently co-wrote a chapter on family law in Global Mobility of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, described as an invaluable tool for all professionals who assist UHNWIs.

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2022, Family Lawyers

Address

94 Chancery Lane, Academy Court London, WC2A 1DT United Kingdom

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