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Practice Areas

A wide range of complex international financial matters, complicated private children’s law including international adoption, surrogacy and same sex parenting, mediation in challenging children’s matters and high net worth finance.


Qualified 1983; partner Bates Wells & Braithwaite 1990; co-founded Hughes Fowler Carruthers 2001; trained as a mediator 1993. Ranked in band 1 in Chambers for many years, Pauline is a well known and very highly regarded family lawyer. She has been described as a "steely and brilliant lawyer" and a "canny negotiator" with "natural gravitas". She has long been rated as a leading individual in Legal 500 for family law, and has been rated as a leading individual in its family mediation category, since its inception. She is rated as one of the top 50 women lawyers in London (across all disciplines) in Super Lawyers.

Professional Memberships

Pauline is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and a member of Resolution, the Law Society and BAAF Legal Group. She chairs Resolution’s Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedies Committee, and is a member of the Pensions Advisory Group.


Pauline lives in London and Kent. She plays violin and piano and is an enthusiastic theatre goer.