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Hughes Fowler Carruthers, Mark Harper, London, ENGLAND

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Mark Harper

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Hughes Fowler Carruthers


Partner specialising in family law matters including financial matters with an international element involving trusts pre-nuptial agreements. Acted for John Charman in the leading case on the treatment of trusts in divorce. Also acted for Stuart Crossley in a leading case on pre-nuptial agreements.


Trained Anthony Gold Lerman & Muirhead; qualified 1988; partner Anthony Gold Lerman & Muirhead 1990; head of family department 1991-98; SFLA National Committee 1992-98; SFLA Family Law Bill Team 1995-96; SFLA Cohabitation Working Group chairperson 1995-97; SFLA press officer 1997-98; partner Withers 1999; member Law Society’s Family Law Committee 1998-2008; secretary/treasurer International Academy of Family Lawyers (European Chapter) 2006-10; partner Hughes Fowler Carruthers 2014, European Chapter President of the International Academy of Family Lawyers 2014-2016. Publications of note: ‘International Trust and Divorce Litigation’ (Second Edition) (Jordans), ‘Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnership – The New Law’ (Jordans) and ‘Model Letters for Family Lawyers’ (Jordans).


International Academy of Family Lawyers; Law Society; Resolution.


Malvern College, Malvern, Worcestershire; Pembroke College, Oxford – BA Hons History 1984; Guildhall University – Law Society Finals 1986.


Travel, architecture and classic cars.

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Mark Harper - Hughes Fowler Carruthers

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Hughes Fowler Carruthers is the ‘premier boutique divorce firm in London’. Frances Hughes is ‘one of a small group of practitioners who has been conducting and shaping all the leading cases for a generation. She is clear-sighted and very tactically astute’. Pauline Fowler is 'the grand dame of the matrimonial world’. The ‘calm and reassuringAlex Carruthersnever gets flustered and always gets it right’. Mark Harper is ‘magisterial in managing a team on a big case and is unrivalled on trust issues. He is an exceptional and a fearless litigator’. The ‘outstandingRenato Labi ‘listens well and has the ability to acknowledge the emotional factors whilst targeting the pertinent issues’. Caroline Park is ‘forensic on detail while never losing sight of priorities’. It remains a firm of choice where there is huge money involved especially for prenuptial and post nuptial agreements frequently with cross-jurisdictional aspects.

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