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ACADEMY COURT, 94 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7421 8383
Fax:
Fax 020 7421 8384
DX:
251 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.hfclaw.com

Frances Hughes

Tel:
Work 020 7421 8383
Email:
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Work Department

Matrimonial and family.

Position

Chair of board of family law niche practice and leading figure in family law for many years specialising in complex financial cases, including those with substantial business assets and partnerships; trusts and tax problem cases involving foreign jurisdictions; cohabitation cases; prenuptial agreements and also private children’s residence and other children’s matters including child abduction.

Career

Trained Theodore Goddard 1979-81; qualified 1981; assistant in matrimonial department 1981-83; set up matrimonial department Bates, Wells & Braithwaite 1983; founded Hughes Fowler Carruthers 2001; fellow and governor at large of International Academy of Family Lawyers, vice-president of the European chapter 2000-04 and 2006 to date; accredited FMA and Resolution (formerly SFLA) mediator 2006; regularly speaks at conferences and broadcasts on television and radio and lectures on family law matters nationally and internationally; member of the ‘Times’ Law Panel.

Member

Law Society; Resolution (formerly SFLA); FMA; IAFL; FRSA; ‘Times’ Law Panel.

Education

Ursuline School, Wimbledon; St Anne’s College, Oxford (MA).

Leisure

Opera; chamber music (viola player); sits on the board of the Poetry Society; trustee of Theatre de Complicite; trustee of Arts Patron Trust.


London: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Frances Hughes - Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Within: Family

Hughes Fowler Carruthers remains a firm of choice for the huge money cases (those in excess of £1bn). The agile team is renowned for its work on pre and post nuptials where there are complex cross-jurisdictional issues. It is also very adept at handling major children cases including gender issues, autism, child mental health issues as well as other areas such as developmental delay, parental alienation in addition to abduction and relocations. Another distinguishing feature of the practice is that it continues to be involved in major reported cases. Frances Hughes leads the team that includes some other highly regarded individuals such as Mark Harper, Alex Carruthers and Pauline Fowler. Renato Labi is another key figure for his work on very high value and complex family litigation. Caroline Park is equally skilled at handling the most complex divorce and financial remedy cases as pre and post nuptial agreements and contested children matters.

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Family: mediation

Within: Family: mediation

Pauline Fowler and Frances Hughes are senior mediators at Hughes Fowler Carruthers who are both well–regarded.

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