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Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Family/Matrimonial

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What the team is known for

Leading family boutique advising ultra high net worth and high-profile clients on post-separation issues as well as wealth protection agreements. Offers a strong practice in Children Act proceedings, including cases of international relocation. Renowned for its role in shaping recent developments in complex, multi-jurisdictional matters. Frequently involved in precedent-setting appellate proceedings.

Strengths

"The quality of instructions is first-rate and they have the desirable quality of getting to the heart of any case," according to a commentator.

A further source says: "They're specialist litigators who know family law and care about their clients."

"They're thorough and have experience in complex high net worth family cases," observes another respondent.

Notable practitioners

Alex Carruthers provides high-quality advice on both financial and children-related disputes. He regularly assists high-profile individuals in cross-border financial remedy disputes and contentious leave to remove mandates. He garners praise for his expertise in cases involving trusts.
"He is very thorough and highly responsive. He's also very straightforward and clear in advising on the best way forward." "He's intelligent and effective in complex cases related to trusts. He has a good understanding of difficult legal concepts." "He's very solutions-driven."

Bryan Jones 's practice encompasses such work as nuptial agreements and financial remedy proceedings for high net worth clients. He is recognised for appearing before the Court of Appeal on cross-border matrimonial finance disputes. He is also experienced in international children matters.
"He is a highly competent practitioner who has the knack of not only getting to the heart of the case but is also very cool under fire."

Caroline Park 's experience includes sensitive cross-border financial proceedings involving high-value assets. Her work also includes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as child care proceedings. She is notable for her experience in mediation and other forms of ADR.
"She has a huge amount of commercial knowledge and she understands the language of business owners." "She is an exceptional lawyer and a very smart litigator." "She is very good at complex international matters and is approachable and easy to work with."

Frances Hughes has valuable experience in high-value international financial proceedings, while also working on matters such as Children Act mandates involving coercive control allegations. She frequently advises clients on complex postnuptial and prenuptial agreements.
"She shows total commitment to her clients. She is the lawyers' lawyer in the family world." "Her most important quality is her ability to quickly and accurately get to key issues in cases." "She has a brilliant instinct about cases and inspires enormous confidence with clients. She's an extremely effective litigator."

Mark Harper is an effective litigator who has retained his strong reputation in the family market. He is highlighted for his longstanding knowledge of trusts and has significant strength in multi-jurisdictional matters. He has additional expertise in financial proceedings involving business valuations.
"Mark Harper is a very distinguished solicitor." "He delivers results without fail." "He has great expertise in matters where trusts come into play."

Pauline Fowler tackles a wide array of complex family law issues and demonstrates vast expertise in multi-jurisdictional matters. She is particularly noted for her representation of high net worth clients in divorce proceedings involving substantial cross-border assets.
"Pauline Fowler has immense wisdom in terms of understanding how to resolve things, and has great skill as a litigator and mediator." "She is a formidable practitioner in this field." "She has a very calm approach and thinks outside the box. She has a winning attitude."

Renato Labi comes highly recommended for his established practice in divorce proceedings. He handles a range of complex matters, including cross-border financial remedy and enforcement cases. He is respected for his expertise in matrimonial finance matters with trust and property issues.
"An extremely proficient practitioner who is notable for his calmness, thoroughness and intellectual calibre." "He's experienced and looks for solutions." "He has a particularly good bedside manner with clients."

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Family/Matrimonial

Hughes Fowler Carruthers

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Academy Court

94 Chancery Lane

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 1DT

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Family/Matrimonial


Alex Carruthers
Band 1
Bryan Jones
Up and Coming
Caroline Park
Band 3
Frances Hughes
Star Individuals
Mark Harper
Band 1
Pauline Fowler
Band 2

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