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Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Big-money cases

Cross-border

Financial remedies

High-value cases

International cases

Litigation

Matrimonial

Mediation

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client types

Business owners

Entrepreneurs

Financial professionals

High-profile clients

HNW

Non-domiciles

UHNW

Geographical focus

Russia

Switzerland

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Alex Carruthers

Description

Spear's Review

Alex Carruthers studied science at Cambridge before joining Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, where he was made up to partner. He co-founded Hughes Fowler Carruthers in 2001, and is relaxed about the firm’s reputation for being litigious: ‘If you don’t like litigation, frankly you shouldn’t be a family lawyer,’ he says.

This doesn’t mean that Carruthers is unable to pursue other routes if he thinks the case demands it: ‘You’ve got to be able to say, “Right: mediate. Right: arbitrate.”’ Sometimes, his inspiration for these approaches is practical: he is a lawyer who would prefer to spare his clients the vagaries of a justice system suffering from government cuts.

Adviser Profile

Alex Carruthers is one of the few practitioners in the field highly regarded by Ultra High Net Worth individuals for such a wide range of work. Whether negotiating complex settlements, litigating against multiple parties or dealing in cross- jurisdictional disputes, he is in the top tier.

Highly commended for his expertise, Carruthers is described as an extraordinarily good litigator who always has the clients' best interests at heart. This past year he has been busy with a number of well-known long running reported cases and others involving Ultra High Net Worth individuals. A qualified mediator and resolute litigator, Carruthers represents clients in cutting edge legal cases and is a well-known figure in the High Court.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2021, Family Lawyers

Address

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

Email

a.carruthers@hfclaw.com

Phone

+44 20 7421 8383

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