Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Caroline Park


Caroline has extensive experience across the whole spectrum of family law work, particularly in relation to complex financial disputes arising on divorce and separation, disputes involving children and the drafting and negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Caroline joined Hughes Fowler Carruthers in 2008, rising rapidly to become the firm’s first promotion to the partnership in over ten years.

She joined from international law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she was a tax lawyer. During her time at Freshfields, Caroline worked on a wide range of cross-border, commercial transactions, involving both corporate clients and major financial institutions.

Since joining Hughes Fowler Carruthers in 2008, Caroline has worked on a number of reported cases and has built up extensive experience across the whole spectrum of family law work, in particular in relation to complex financial disputes arising on divorce and separation, disputes involving children and the drafting and negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Clients have great confidence in Caroline’s calm and thorough approach and describe her as determined, clever and focussed, combining this with genuine kindness and warmth.

Chambers UK 2021 describes Caroline as an “exceptionally talented lawyer who really understands the commerciality of the case”. The Guide further commends her as an “outstanding family lawyer with strong intellect” and for being “strategically sound and clinical while being kind-hearted to clients”. Chambers UK 2020 recognised Caroline as “a star in the making”, and praised her for her “very calm, very sensitive” approach. Chambers HNW 2020 reconfirms her ranking, highlighting her wide-ranging litigation background in family law, commending her for being the “voice of reason in a lot of cases”. The guide praises Caroline for being “an excellent negotiator” and “highly strategic,” adding that “it is like she is playing chess; she is thinking of all angles and is several moves ahead.” In 2019, Chambers described her as “fantastic – a force to be reckoned with, who is frequently ahead of the game. She has a razor-sharp intellect and nothing gets past her”.  Chambers HNW 2019 ranked Caroline and described her as “financially numerate and on the ball” and “terribly calm and terribly clever”. Chambers also noted she is “a real technical and personal support at a tough time for clients” and “a likeable, high-quality person”.

The Legal 500 UK 2021 recognises Caroline as a ‘Leading Individual’ and notes she is “frequently engaged in the most complex, cross-jurisdictional divorce and financial remedy cases, as well as handling pre and post-nuptial agreements and contested children cases”. The Guide praises Caroline as “outstanding – very strong, a tough but fair opponent and very pragmatic”. The Legal 500 UK 2020 reconfirmed Caroline’s rating as a ‘Leading Individual’ and praised her as being “equally skilled at handling the most complex divorce and financial remedy cases as pre and post nuptial agreements and contested children matters”. The Guide also commended Caroline as “very bright, very efficient and a pleasure to deal with”.

Her interests outside work include travel, hiking, food and wine and reading.

Caroline has a first-class degree from Cambridge University and a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago.

 

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 8383
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Academy Court
94 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DT

Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 8383
DX: 251 London/Chancery Lane
Email: [email protected]

Legal 500 Top Tier HFC Chambers UK 2021 HFC Chambers HNW 2020 LexisNexis 2020