Outstanding – very strong, a tough but fair opponent and very pragmatic The Legal 500 UK 2021
An “excellent negotiator” and “highly strategic” Chambers HNW 2020
A star in the making Chambers 2020
Very bright, very efficient and a pleasure to deal with The Legal 500 2020
Razor-sharp intellect and nothing gets past her Chambers 2019
Forensic on detail while never losing sight of priorities Legal 500 2019
Terribly calm and terribly clever Chambers HNW 2019
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 2020 recognises Caroline as “a star in the making”, and praises 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 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.
The Legal 500 2019 reconfirmed Caroline’s position as a ‘Leading Individual’ and described her as “forensic on detail while never losing sight of priorities”.
Chambers HNW 2018 raised Caroline’s ranking in a continuation of her upwards trajectory. She is described as being “one to watch” and “easy to deal with but by no means a pushover”.
Chambers 2018 described Caroline as a “brilliant” individual, who is “increasingly recognised for her work involving high net worth financial disputes”.
Chambers HNW 2017 described her as “one of the grande dames of the future. Very good with clients and very knowledgeable of the law” and an individual with a “pragmatic air”.
Chambers UK 2017 described Caroline as “excellent” and “terrifyingly bright”
Legal 500 2017 confirmed Caroline’s status as a ‘Leading Individual’, describing her as “steely”, “a thinker who considers all possibilities”, and “tactically brilliant” with “accurate knowledge and spot-on case management”.
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