Mark Chapman

Partner, Reading

Pragmatic and focused, I cover all aspects of family law, with a specialism in financial claims in the event of a relationship breaking down. My cases often involve high-value assets and frequently have an international element.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Resolution Member
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With a thorough knowledge of all aspects of family law, Mark’s particular specialty is dealing with the financial implications on the breakdown of a marriage for mid to high net worth clients.

Mark continues to assist clients in relation to their children, whether it be over the time each parent is to spend with the child or with whom the child should live. Mark also deals with cases where permission has been sought from the Courts for a parent and child to relocate to a foreign jurisdiction and recently helped a client where the Court had to decide on how a child should be educated.

Training & employment experience

Educated at Stonyhurst College, Mark studied Geography at the University of the West of England Bristol, and then taught English as a foreign language in Naples, Barcelona and Seville for around three years. However, during the time he spent on this endeavour, Mark always knew he would go into the legal profession at some stage. He earned his PGDL and LPC at the Old College of Law in Birmingham and has specialised in family law since he qualified in 2006. Mark originally worked in our Winchester office, moving to Reading when the office was opened in July 2018.


With a keen eye for detail, he ensures that no stone is left unturned. Mark is known for the practical approach that he brings to matters and is committed to dealing with cases in a constructive manner, putting the client, their interests and objectives, first and foremost.

Outside of work

Away from the office, his time is spent ensuring that his two young boys have a full appreciation of everything that rugby and cricket have to offer. When he has the odd quiet moment, he can be found reading his extensive collection of cook books.

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Posts by Mark Chapman
Divorce|Separation March 26th 2019

Divorce tips: Managing financial disclosure in divorce

Making the decision to get divorced, painful as it is, is just the beginning of the many decisions that you ...

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Divorce November 8th 2018

The wrath of the Court

As the latest celebrity divorce to hit the press continues, Ant McPartlin has found himself in hot water with the ...

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Is your partner’s online gaming obsession ruining your relationship?

According to research by Divorce Online UK, so far in 2018, at least 200 couples they surveyed have cited addiction to online ...

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