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.


Latest News

14 Jun

Partner Mark Harper comments in The Times in relation to the delay to no-fault divorce

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01 Jun

Partners Alex Carruthers and Mark Harper will be speaking at the Transcontinental Trusts: International Forum 2021 virtual conference

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26 May

Hughes Fowler Carruthers wins Family/Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year at this year’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards

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