Hughes Fowler Carruthers


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.

Caroline has been consistently ranked in the leading legal directories for several years and is featured in the Spear’s Family Law Index’s ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyers’ list. Chambers UK 2024 and Chambers HNW 2023 describe her as “a class act,” stating that “she is the perfect combination of being exceptionally bright and technically able, but at the same time pragmatic and conscious of getting the right outcome for the client.” A Chambers source enthuses “Caroline is one of the most numerate solicitors I’ve come across, and she brings a commercial element to it too. She has a human side to her that clients love.” A Chambers UK 2023 source noted that she is “just brilliant; calm under pressure, measured in her approach, very bright and excellent in her judgement,” with another stating “she is so polished and her technical understanding is exceptional.”

Chambers HNW 2022 recognises her as “one of the brightest solicitors around”. She is noted as being “always at the top of my list when recommending a lawyer to friends or family. She is so polished and her technical understanding is exceptional.” She is commended further as follows: “Caroline has a brain the size of a planet. She is one of the most hard-working solicitors I know. She is very client friendly, very pragmatic, and very measured.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024 reconfirms Caroline’s rating as a ‘Leading Individual’. The Legal 500 UK 2022 praises her for being “one of the best lawyers of her generation”. The Guide highlights that she is “supremely bright, super organised and calm and devout in the furthering of her client’s best case” as well as “highly emotionally intelligent” noting “she can read a client, a judge or the other side to maximum effect”.

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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Academy Court
94 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DT

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

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