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Hughes Fowler Carruthers

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Chair of Board: Frances Hughes

Number of partners: 9

Number of lawyers: 21

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Greek, Malay, Mandarin

Firm Overview:

Hughes Fowler Carruthers is a top-rated, niche family law practice founded in 2001. It is widely regarded as one of London’s foremost family law practices and the partners are recognised in their own right in the leading legal directories. The firm features in The Times ‘Best Law Firms 2022’ guide and has been ranked in Band 1 and Tier 1 in Chambers 2022 and the Legal 500 2022 respectively. Every partner was ranked in Spear’s 500 2022. Chair of the board, Frances Hughes, and Mark Harper are both ranked by Spear’s as ‘Top Flight’ in their Family Law Index 2022, while Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Renato Labi and Caroline Park are ‘Top Recommended’. Six partners appear in Citywealth’s Leaders list and Frances Hughes, Mark Harper and Alex Carruthers were also listed in Tatler’s list of the Best Divorce Lawyers in London. Most of the partners are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and some partners are also members of the International Bar Association. At least 80% of the firm’s work involves international elements and the firm deals with many jurisdictional disputes, having close links with lawyers and many other professionals overseas. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, the firm continued to offer a full service remotely, and had a successful outcome in the first reported case on the issue of the remote conduct of private law children hearings.

Main Areas of Practice:

The firm handles all kinds of family law work. Fields of expertise include defending and attacking trust structures, tracing hidden assets, jurisdictional disputes and complex international pension issues. The firm handles a large volume of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The partners also have specialised expertise in complex children and child abduction work.

There are nine partners and a further 12 lawyers, all of whom are based at the firm’s offices in Chancery Lane, London.

Please note that because of the confidential nature of the firm’s work, it is not possible to provide clients’ names but they include leading figures in finance and the arts, high-profile entrepreneurs and international families.

Firm Contacts:

Contact: Frances Hughes

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Pauline Fowler

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alex Carruthers

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mark Harper

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Renato Labi

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Caroline Park

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Bryan Jones

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Kate Brett

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Archie Best

Tel: +44 20 7421 8383

Email: [email protected]

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Hughes Fowler Carruthers rankings

High Net Worth Guide 2022
UK
Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth
1 Department
8 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth
1
Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Frances Hughes
Star Individuals
1
Alex Carruthers
1
Band 1
1
Mark Harper
1
Band 1
1
Pauline Fowler
1
Band 1
2
Caroline Park
2
Band 2
2
Renato Labi
2
Band 2
U
Archie Best
U
Up and Coming
U
Bryan Jones
U
Up and Coming
Other Lawyers
Lawyers
Kate Brett
Unranked