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Mark Chanter

Mark Chanter

Mark Chanter

Mark was a senior consultant in our family team in Truro before his retirement in 2023. If you are a client of Mark or have been referred to him, please contact Sarah Atkinson.

Qualifying in December 1981, Mark was a specialist family lawyer and joined Stephens Scown in 2017.

Mark had over forty years’ experience and specialised in divorces involving business structures, farming partnerships and complex pensions. He also advised on property disputes between unmarried couples and cohabitation agreements to prevent such property disputes arising. Mark was part of our family business team, working with estate planning and corporate colleagues to preserve family wealth through pre and post nuptial agreements.

Mark was also a qualified mediator and collaborative lawyer. Mark helped clients through a difficult stage in life by creating bespoke solutions, both inside and outside of the court process.

Mark was also active in the local community and is currently Chair of the Falmouth Harbour Commissioner and was Honorary Solicitor at the Royal Cornwall Show.

Outside of work and now retired from Stephens Scown, Mark continues to enjoy sailing, gardening and walking.

Mark’s Accolades:

Chambers and Partners (2023) – Senior Statesperson – “Mark is highly experienced and never misses a beat. He advises clients to enable them to establish a strategy from the off, and provides clear, focused advice in a friendly manner.”

Chambers and Partners (2022) – Mark Chanter regularly advises on financial disputes arising from divorce, including mandates relating to farming assets. He is also a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Chambers and Partners (2021) – is “always thoroughly prepared, sharp and realistic,” according to sources. He regularly advises on financial disputes arising from divorce, including mandates relating to farming assets.

Chambers and Partners (2020) – “exceptional and talented family law solicitor,” according to a client. His practice largely focuses on financial matters, including divorce settlements and disputes between unmarried couples. He also has niche expertise in cases concerning farms.

Chambers and Partners (2019) – recognised for his work with “high net worth individuals, providing advice on divorce as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.”


Mark has passed his clients on to various members of the Family Finance Team and if you have been referred to Mark then please contact Sarah Atkinson. Mark notes that ‘Sarah is an experienced and highly capable partner in the family team, and in their hands you can rest assured’.