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Chair of the Board of highly successful top-rated family law niche practice. Practice covers the full range of family law, especially international cases and cases involving trust law or complex offshore corporate entities, as well as complex children's work. Clients include city professionals, and leading entrepreneurs.


Qualified in 1981. Assistant at Theodore Goddard. Joined Bates Wells & Braithwaite to establish the family department in 1983 and became a partner in 1984. Set up Hughes Fowler Carruthers in 2001.

Professional Memberships

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Vice-President of the European Chapter of IAML (2000-04 and 2006-2010); Governor-at-Large of IAML (2000-2010); Resolution; co-ordinator of Resolution Mediation Training (1996-99). Accredited Resolution and FMA Mediator.


Former contributing editor 'Butterworths Family Law Service'. Writes, lectures and broadcasts on family law, nationally and internationally. Member of the Times Law Panel.


Born 15 June 1954. Oxford 1973-76. Enjoys opera and gardening. Viola player. Lives in London and Wiltshire. FRSA. Board member of Complicité theatre company.