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Hughes Fowler Carruthers

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Chair of Board: Frances Hughes
Number partners: 7 Number solicitors: 18 Total staff: 37 

Matrimonial & Family Law:
Frances Hughes, Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi, Caroline Park, Bryan Jones, Kate Brett, Archie Best

The Firm:
This top rated niche family law practice has been based in Chancery Lane in Central London since 2001. Hughes Fowler Carruthers is widely regarded as one of London’s leading family law practices. The partners are Frances Hughes, Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi, Caroline Park and Bryan Jones. They share a considerable breadth of experience which enables them to offer a wide range of skills from skilful negotiation to complex litigation to suit the individual demands of each client. Work is conducted with a high degree of professionalism and dedication. All solicitors in the practice are members of Resolution. The practice is part of an extensive international family law network through memberships of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Bar Association, aided by Mark Harper’s recent tenure as President of the European Chapter of the IAFL. This means Hughes Fowler Carruthers can provide a full international service through the partners’ close connections worldwide.

Principal Areas of Work:
The firm handles all kinds of family law work but puts a strong emphasis on work with financial complexity and international aspects. Fields of expertise also include defending and attacking trust structures, tracing hidden assets, jurisdictional disputes and pension issues. The firm handles a large volume of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The partners also have special expertise in complex children and child abduction work.