Hughes Fowler Carruthers


When parents separate, disputes over children can centre on a range of issues, from a child’s living arrangements, education, religious upbringing, medical treatment and financial provision to international relocation and declarations of parentage. The partners at Hughes Fowlers Carruthers have unparalleled experience in handling such issues.

We support alternative and non-confrontational methods of dispute resolution, including mediation and round the table meetings. Where necessary, however, we will take court proceedings, including emergency action.

Our specialism in children related issues forms a key part of our international practice, alongside our expertise on international relocation of children as well as international child abduction, international adoption and international surrogacy.

Hughes Fowler Carruthers has advised a significant number of same sex parents, and the firm as a whole is highly knowledgeable in this area, including surrogacy.

The lawyers at Hughes Fowler Carruthers always act in a way which recognises the emotional complexity of children’s matters. Above all, we believe that the welfare of any children who are the subject of legal proceedings is of paramount importance.


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14 Sep

Hughes Fowler Carruthers shortlisted for ‘Disputes Boutique Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2021

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06 Sep

Hughes Fowler Carruthers shortlisted for the Family Law Awards 2021

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02 Sep

Hughes Fowler Carruthers shortlisted for ‘Boutique Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2021 Legal Business Awards

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