Family Lawyers



Advice type

Legal - Complex family matters

Client Types


Archie Best

Spear's Review

Appointed as partner to Hughes Fowler Carruthers, Archie Best specialises in advising on the full range of matters relating to divorce and separation including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation issues, complex financial disputes and child relocation. 

The Payne Hicks Beach trained solicitor has a loyal clientele pool resulting from over a decade in the family law sector. He has worked with clients based in the UK and further afield, such as Russia and Switzerland. 

Best is also a member of Resolution and does pro bono work for the Citizen's Advice Bureau delivering free legal advice to those who cannot afford a solicitor.

Adviser Profile

With over 10 years' experience, Archie Best is 'a phenomenal lawyer who is highly thought of in the family law world'. An approachable and 'astute technician' and a confident negotiator, he is without doubt a rising star in his industry. 

Best brings a sense of calm and focus to every case, which is hard to find, and is willing and able to use lateral thinking to ensure the best outcomes for his clients. He often acts for clients with public profiles, occasionally in the context of press interest, and does so with discretion and sensitivity. 

His clients appreciate his commitment, judgement and intelligence. Colleagues note he is 'a class act', 'critical in winning cases' and 'brilliant at preparing for trial'. 

Rank: Recommended

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