Firm Profile > Hughes Fowler Carruthers > London, England

Hughes Fowler Carruthers
ACADEMY COURT
94 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1DT
England

Family Tier 1

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.

Testimonials

Frances Hughes is excellent‘.

Mark Harper is a brilliant lawyer who does the biggest cases‘.

Mark Harper is sensible and constructive‘.

Alex Carruthers does a brilliant job with tricky clients and is very good at keeping on top of details on complex cases’.

‘Caroline Park is very bright, very efficient and a pleasure to deal with‘.

Key clients

Christina Estrada

A v R

Sarah Rogan

MB v TB [2018] EWHC 2035 (Fam)

Sarah Mantegazza

Jason Galbraith-Marten

Jennifer Evans

Ivor Braka

This leading niche family law practice is based in Chancery Lane in central London and specialises in all aspects of matrimonial and family law.

The firm: Hughes Fowler Carruthers was established in July 2001. The firm is led by Frances Hughes, who has been consistently rated as a leading individual in this publication over many years. All partners are internationally acclaimed for the exceptional standard of their work. The other partners are Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi, Caroline Park, Bryan Jones and Kate Brett. All the partners share a considerable breadth of experience which enables them to offer a wide range of skills from skillful 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 firm is part of an extensive international family law network through memberships of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Bar Association. This means Hughes Fowler Carruthers can provide a full international service, through the partners’ close connections worldwide.

Types of work undertaken: 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 include defending and attacking trust structures, tracing hidden assets, jurisdictional disputes and complex pension issues. The firm handles a large volume of very high-value prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The partners also have special expertise in complex children and child abduction work.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chair of board Frances Hughes f.hughes@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Frances Hughes f.hughes@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Pauline Fowler p.fowler@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Alex Carruthers a.carruthers@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Mark Harper m.harper@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Renato Labi r.labi@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Caroline Park c.park@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Bryan Jones b.jones@hfclaw.com
Matrimonial and family law Kate Brett k.brett@hfclaw.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alex Carruthers  photo Alex Carruthers
 Pauline Fowler  photo Pauline Fowler
 Mark Harper  photo Mark Harper
 Frances Hughes  photo Frances Hughes
 Bryan Jones  photo Bryan Jones
 Renato Labi  photo Renato Labi
 Caroline Park  photo Caroline Park
Number of UK partners : 8
Number of other UK solicitors : 11

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Hughes Fowler Carruthers was established in July 2001. The firm is led by Frances Hughes, who has been consistently rated as a leading individual in this publication over many years. All partners are internationally acclaimed for the exceptional standard of their work. The other partners are Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi, Caroline Park and Bryan Jones. All the partners 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 firm is part of an extensive international family law network through memberships of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Bar Association. This means Hughes Fowler Carruthers can provide a full international service, through the partners close connections worldwide.