HFC has once again been ranked in Band 1 for Family/Matrimonial in Chambers and Partners, with all Partners ranked, including Frances Hughes as a Star Individual and four Partners in Band 1.
The directory describes the firm as a “leading family boutique advising ultra high net worth and high-profile clients on post-separation issues as well as wealth protection agreements”. The firm is “renowned for its role in shaping recent developments in complex, multi-jurisdictional matters and is frequently involved in precedent-setting appellate proceedings, including those heard in the Supreme Court.”
Frances Hughes retains her ranking as a Star Individual, described as “undeniably one of the top family law solicitors in London”, with the Guide praising her “track record of excellence in some of the market’s most high-profile cases”.
The “fantastic” Pauline Fowler retains her Band 1 ranking, praised for her “natural gravitas” and described as an “excellent mediator.” The Guide notes her experience in “acting for some of the firm’s most high-profile clients on sensitive matrimonial finance issues”.
Alex Carruthers retains his Band 1 ranking, with the Guide stating that he “always has the clients’ best interests at heart, he’s always sensible when you are trying to resolve something.” The Guide goes on to describe his “extensive experience in high net worth divorce issues”, and that he “fields particular expertise in cases involving trust complications”.
Mark Harper retains his Band 1 ranking, described as “an extraordinary technician who really immerses himself in the case”, the Guide notes that he comes highly recommended as “one of the foremost high net worth matrimonial finance practitioners at the London Bar”.
Renato Labi retains his Band 1 ranking, described as “very effective, very clever and very good at what he does”, the Guide also highlights his expertise in “complex trust issues, both domestic and offshore”.
Caroline Park is described as “brilliant”, with the Guide noting that her background in corporate and tax matters complements her “strong family practice”, which also includes private law children concerns.
View the full editorial on the Chambers’ website here.