Stewarts Law is the UK's largest litigation only law firm and specialises in high value and complex disputes.
The Firm acts for both corporate and individual clients and has leading and specialist departments in aviation and travel, clinical negligence, commercial litigation, competition litigation, divorce and family, employment, international arbitration, investor protection litigation, personal injury and tax litigation.
Stewarts Law has strategic partnerships in place with other specialist law firms across the world enabling its clients to take a global approach to litigation. The Firm is top ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the leading guides to the legal profession in the United Kingdom.
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City AM, 09 October 2014
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Press Release, 11 September 2014
which will be held in October
Clive Zietman, Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation, gives interview to BBC on bankers who won £42m claim for their unpaid bonuses.
James Healy-Pratt, Partner and Head of Aviation and Travel, gives interview to Channel 4 on Flight MH17.
The top ranked Aviation and Travel Department has an unrivalled reputation in aviation and international personal injury litigation. The team are recognised globally for their representation of accident victims. The team are described as the pre-eminent firm in the UK for aviation accident litigation, and international personal injury claims.
The Clinical Negligence Department at Stewarts Law combines expert knowledge of medical treatment issues with expertise in neurological injury, particularly spinal injury, brain injury and cerebral palsy. The Clinical Negligence Department has in-depth experience in cases of paralysis or brain injury as a result of negligent surgery, failure to diagnose a medical condition, failure to obtain informed consent, accidents with anaesthesia and severe birth injury cases.
The Commercial Litigation Department is noted for its expertise in banking, fraud and professional negligence work. The Department includes UK litigation, heavyweight international commercial litigation, international arbitration and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes for a UK and international client base. The Department is noted as being one of the very few in the UK willing to sue major banks for its clients.
The Competition Litigation Department specialises in antitrust and competition law disputes and is headed by Jonathan Sinclair who is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading competition litigation lawyers. The department deals with a wide range of litigation including compensation issues that follow regulatory activity by the EU Commission and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
The Divorce and Family Department at Stewarts Law is one of the leading divorce and family law practices and its lawyers are regarded as being amongst the very best in the United Kingdom. Our divorce and family lawyers advise on all aspects of divorce and family law and have particular expertise in complex financial issues that follow relationship breakdown. They act for high net worth and international clients and represent both husbands and wives. The department adopts an international perspective when advising clients and has expertise in multi-jurisdiction family law issues.
The Employment Department acts for both employers and employees and has expertise in employment law claims between senior executives and major banks, City institutions and other financial services. Our employment lawyersspecialise in cases of discrimination, constructive dismissal, whistle blowing, unfair dismissal and redundancy. They are expert in dealing with any tribunal or high court claim concerning a bonus dispute, restrictive covenants and TUPE.
The International Arbitration Department at Stewarts Law has acted for clients in arbitrations relating to numerous business sectors including the aviation, oil and gas, energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and defence manufacturing fields, under many different institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, AAA/ICDR, LMAA, GAFTA, SCC and ICSID, and in ad hoc proceedings. Our team works with clients to design and implement a process tailor-made for the circumstances of each case to ensure a swift and certain outcome, particularly in high-value, commercially sensitive matters where the resolution of the dispute is of critical importance to the parties. Our lawyers accept appointments as arbitrators and can therefore provide unique insight into not only the substantive law relating to international arbitration but also the approach and requirements of the arbitral tribunal.
The Investor Protection Litigation Department at Stewarts Law acts for institutional investors and has expertise in shareholder and securities litigation. The Team is UK based and has strategic partnerships in place with law firms in the United States and other key jurisdictions enabling our clients to take a global approach to litigation and the recovery of losses.
The Personal Injury Department at Stewarts Law is the leading catastrophic injury department in the UK. The department acts for clients with serious injury and have particular expertise in compensation claims following spinal injury, brain injury and other serious injuries such as brachial plexus, burns and loss of limb/amputation. Our Personal Injury lawyers have long been recognised as leaders in the field of claims following spinal cord injury and head injury and the department is ranked number one in both the Legal 500 and Chambers, the two leading independent guides to the legal profession.
The Tax Litigation Department at Stewarts Law assists clients with all forms of tax disputes including acting for taxpayers in disputes with HMRC across the full range of taxes and for clients in tax related commercial litigation. Our dedicated tax litigation specialists can assist clients with all their contentious tax issues which may include reclaiming overpaid tax, procedural disputes (e.g. the expiry of statutory time limits), judicial reviews in circumstances where HMRC have behaved unfairly or beyond the remit of their authority and negotiating settlement agreements. We can also assist in situations where HMRC disagree with or misunderstand the factual circumstances of our clients' businesses.
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