Hughes Fowler Carruthers

30 Oct 2018


HFC retains Tier 1 ranking for Family Law in The Legal 500 2019

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HFC is delighted to have retained its Tier 1 ranking for Private Client – Family in The Legal 500 UK 2018, with six Partners – Frances Hughes, Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi and Caroline Park – ranked as ‘Leading Individuals’. Special acknowledgement is also made to Frances Hughes for her selection for The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

The Legal 500 noted:

“Hughes Fowler Carruthers is the ‘premier boutique divorce firm in London’.

“Frances Hughes is ‘one of a small group of practitioners who has been conducting and shaping all the leading cases for a generation. She is clear-sighted and very tactically astute’. Pauline Fowler is ‘the grand dame of the matrimonial world’. The ‘calm and reassuring’ Alex Carruthers ‘never gets flustered and always gets it right’.

“Mark Harper is ‘magisterial in managing a team on a big case and is unrivalled on trust issues. He is an exceptional and a fearless litigator’. The ‘outstanding’ Renato Labi ‘listens well and has the ability to acknowledge the emotional factors whilst targeting the pertinent issues’. Caroline Park is ‘forensic on detail while never losing sight of priorities’.

“[HFC] remains a firm of choice where there is huge money involved especially for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements frequently with cross-jurisdictional aspects”.

HFC has also retained its Tier 2 ranking for Private Client – Family: Mediation, with Pauline Fowler ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’.

The Legal 500 commented:

“At Hughes Fowler Carruthers Pauline Fowler is a ‘very safe pair of hands’. Fowler is praised for her ‘keen intelligence and she is particularly adept at co-mediation in difficult cases’. Frances Hughes is ‘highly experienced’”.

HFC’s full Legal 500 profile can be viewed here.


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Academy Court
94 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 8383
DX: 251 London/Chancery Lane
Email: [email protected]

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