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Company

Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Position

Partner

Index

Legal Directory & Hommes d'Affaires

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Big-money cases

Children

Children law

Cross-border

Divorces

Financial remedies

High-value cases

High-profile cases

International cases

Litigation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client types

Celebrities

High-profile clients

HNW

Non-domiciles

UHNW

Geographical focus

Russia

Switzerland

United States

India

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Frances Hughes

Description

Spear's Review

Co-founder and partner at top family law firm Hughes Fowler Carruthers, Frances Hughes is a well-established as one of the ‘Queen Bees’ of family law. She is famed for acting in big money cases, and is described by a colleague as ‘a powerhouse of the family law world’.

‘Often the highlights are the cases you’ve settled,’ says Hughes, who, despite her reputation as one of the best litigators in the field, strongly disapproves of ‘headbanger lawyers’ too keen to push things towards court.‘Thank goodness that they’re the minority. Most lawyers get a sense of satisfaction from sorting things out. We don’t want clients feeling like the walking wounded and spending the rest of their lives complaining about their awful divorce at cocktail parties.’

Adviser Profile

Described as "peerless, a superstar and a fearless litigator who consistently achieves fantastic results in cases that are too close to call", founding partner Frances Hughes has vast expertise in all aspects of family law and is one of a handful of top divorce lawyers who dominate the field in London.

Hughes acts in cases across a wide spectrum of jurisdictions and professions, dealing with hedge fund owners as often as Hollywood stars and with many reported cases to her name - both financial and children. A consistent presence in some of the most high-profile and leading reported cases this year, Hughes has been a starred lawyer in the Chambers and all other legal and High Net Worth directories for many years.

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

94 Chancery Lane, Academy Court, London, WC2A 1DT, United Kingdom

Email

f.hughes@hfclaw.com

Phone

+44 20 7421 8383

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