HFC has again retained its Tier 1 ranking for Private Client – Family in The Legal 500 2020 and Partners Frances Hughes, Pauline Fowler, Alex Carruthers, Mark Harper, Renato Labi and Caroline Park are all recognised as Leading Individuals. Frances Hughes and Pauline Fowler are both also included in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
The Legal 500 noted:
Hughes Fowler Carruthers remains a firm of choice for the huge money cases (those in excess of £1bn). The agile team is renowned for its work on pre and post nuptials where there are complex cross-jurisdictional issues. It is also very adept at handling major children cases including gender issues, autism, child mental health issues as well as other areas such as developmental delay, parental alienation in addition to abduction and relocations. Another distinguishing feature of the practice is that it continues to be involved in major reported cases.
Frances Hughes leads the team that includes some other highly regarded individuals such as Mark Harper, Alex Carruthers and Pauline Fowler. Renato Labi is another key figure for his work on very high value and complex family litigation. Caroline Park is equally skilled at handling the most complex divorce and financial remedy cases as pre and post nuptial agreements and contested children matters.
“Frances Hughes is excellent”.
“Mark Harper is a brilliant lawyer who does the biggest cases”.
“Mark Harper is sensible and constructive”.
“Alex Carruthers does a brilliant job with tricky clients and is very good at keeping on top of details on complex cases”.
“Caroline Park is very bright, very efficient and a pleasure to deal with”.
The Firm also retained its Tier 2 ranking for Private Client – Family: Mediation, with Pauline Fowler ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’.
HFC’s full Legal 500 profile can be found here.