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Hughes Fowler Carruthers
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Work Department

Matrimonial and family.


Partner dealing with matrimonial finance and children’s work. Most of his work is complex, involving jurisdictional questions and/or high-net-worth individuals. Regular speaker on issues concerning divorce , most particularly those involving trusts and complex financial structures.


Trained Bates, Wells & Braithwaite; qualified 1994; partner 1999; co-founded Hughes Fowler Carruthers 2001.


Resolution (formerly SFLA); co-founder of Young SFLA (London) Committee; IBA; trustee of the Royal Courts of Justice Citizen’s Advice Bureau; Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.


Cambridge University (1989 MA); College of Law.


Tennis, bridge, football supporter and player. Enjoys cinema, socialising and family life.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Family

(Hall of Fame)

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Family law boutique Hughes Fowler Carruthers is well-versed in the full gamut of high-value matters, with expertise representing high-net-worth individuals in complex divorce, cohabitation, and child wellbeing related cases. Frances Hughes – ‘the go-to solicitor for complex financial disputes’ – leads the team, specialising in divorce and complex children’s cases, often with an international element, whilst simultaneously sitting as a senior mediator. Along with Hughes, the other two founding partners of the firm Pauline Fowler and ‘tenacious negotiator’ Alex Carruthers are key to the practice, with expertise in international adoption and surrogacy, and trusts-related work respectively. The ‘exceptional’ Renato Labi‘s practice extends to intricate financial disputes within divorce proceedings and post-cohabitation disputes, along with highly complex private law children cases. Caroline Park and Kate Brett are both integral to the practice, with experience in drafting and negotiating pre- and post- nuptial agreements, and complex cases including cross-jurisdictional children matters. Also of note is Mark Harper, who is widely lauded for his divorce and trust litigation expertise.