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Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Big-money cases

Cross-border

Divorces

Financial remedies

High-value cases

High-profile cases

International relocation

International child relocation

International cases

Legal - Trusts

Litigation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Asset class

Trusts

Client types

Families

HNW

High-profile clients

UHNW

Geographical focus

United Kingdom

Russia

Switzerland

Italy

United States

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Mark Harper

Description

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. ‘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, 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. ‘It’s very important that the client agrees with the suggested strategy and approach,’ he says.‘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, regarded as "without doubt the best technician in London" and a "family law superstar". He specialises in financial cases, often with an international dimension and involving trusts or other structures, and international pre-nups and post-nups. Harper 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.

He recently published the third edition of 'International Trust and Divorce Litigation', praised as "a book which needs to be in the bookcase and in the briefcase of everyone involved in a divorce case with a trust element".

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

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

Email

m.harper@hfclaw.com

Phone

+44 20 7421 8383

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