HFC has once again been ranked Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial in Chambers & Partners, with Frances Hughes ranked as a Star Individual and three Partners ranked Band 1.
The directory describes the firm as being “the market leaders and have a strength across the whole firm. Each of their individual partners and associates is extremely strong in terms of their knowledge and practical approach. They are easily ahead of everybody else and are particularly good at quickly evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a case. They give spot-on, excellent advice in what are stressful situations for clients and they have a huge following.”
“I think they have the best people,” states a source. “They have an amazing number of very good solicitors there, and they’re able to cover the entire range.”
Frances Hughes retains her Star Individual status and is described as drawing high praise for her “very clear strategic view of a case,” and “probably the best family lawyer there is – she brings so much skill and brainpower to her role.”
Pauline Fowler is “particularly noted for her representation of high net worth clients in divorce proceedings involving substantial cross-border assets.”
Alex Carruthers retains his Band 1 rank and is described as “very bright, has good instincts and works incredibly hard.”
Mark Harper retains his Band 1 rank is praised for giving clients “very clear advice to enable them to make an informed decision.”
Renato Labi retains his Band 1 rank and is described as “clever, resourceful and cool under pressure” and praised for his ability to “turn over every stone to find the evidence needed.”
Caroline Park is described as “a star in the making,” and praised for her “very calm, very sensitive” approach.
View HFC’s full editorial on the Chambers & Partners’ website here.