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Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Firm Profile

London

  • Profile
  • Academy Court
  • 94 Chancery Lane
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • WC2A 1DT

Firm profile submitted by Hughes Fowler Carruthers


Hughes Fowler Carruthers is a top-rated, niche family law practice founded in 2001. It is widely regarded as one of London’s foremost family law practices and all the partners are recognised in their own right in the leading legal directories. Chair of the board, Frances Hughes, and Mark Harper are both ranked in the top 10 family lawyers in Spear’s Wealth and Frances Hughes is ranked in the top 10 London lawyers (across all disciplines) in Super Lawyers this year. Virtually all of the partners are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and some partners are also members of the International Bar Association. At least 80% of the firm’s work involves international elements and the firm deals with many jurisdictional disputes, having close links with lawyers and many other professionals overseas.


The firm handles all kinds of family law work. Fields of expertise include defending and attacking trust structures, tracing hidden assets, jurisdictional disputes and complex international pension issues. The firm handles a large volume of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. The partners also have specialised expertise in complex children and child abduction work.
There are six partners, one consultant and a further ten lawyers, all of whom are based at the firm’s offices in Chancery Lane, London.
Please note that because of the confidential nature of the firm’s work, it is not possible to provide clients’ names but they include leading figures in finance and the arts, high-profile entrepreneurs and international families.

Contact details for the firm are as follows:

Contact: Frances Hughes
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Pauline Fowler
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Alex Carruthers
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mark Harper
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Renato Labi
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Caroline Park
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Ann Ison
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Kate Brett
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Bryan Jones
Tel: +44 20 7421 8383
Email: [email protected]