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Divorce and Family

They are in a brilliant position. They have star performers, strength in depth and then the support of first-class supporting departments. That's the mark of a top-tier firm.

(Chambers & Partners 2016 independent research)

Our Divorce and Family department is one of the leading practices in the UK. The department has an outstanding reputation and is ranked number 1 by Chambers and Partners, the independently researched guide to the legal profession.

"Highly sought after by high-profile clients and ultra high net worth individuals. Well versed in handling matrimonial proceedings with international elements, complex matrimonial finance matters, private children law and cohabitation disputes. Celebrated litigation expertise." (Chambers & Partners 2015)

The department acts for high net worth and international clients from a wide range of backgrounds providing advice on all aspects of divorce and family law whilst maintaining complete discretion. Our divorce and family lawyers have particular expertise in the financial issues that follow the breakdown of a relationship with an excellent understanding of complex tax, trust and corporate structures including those with an overseas element.

We aim to achieve practical solutions quickly and effectively and are known for our commercial approach and ability to negotiate financial agreements in complex matters. The department is also able to offer clients alternative means of achieving settlements, including mediation and the collaborative law process.

Achieving the right outcome for you and your family financially may need more than simply legal advice. Our solicitors are fortunate to work with leading specialists in all of the areas with which you may need assistance when considering a financial settlement, not only in this jurisdiction but internationally where the firm has strategic partnerships with other law firms. We can draw on the advice of counsellors and psychotherapeutic experts for personal issues and, in relation to finances, leading advisers from tax, trust and commercial backgrounds as well as expert valuers to assist with business or other specialist valuations.

If you require immediate assistance please call either of our switchboard numbers above, alternatively email the Divorce and Family Team here providing a phone number and summary of your enquiry and we'll get back to you.

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Industry Recognition

The two leading independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, have again ranked our Divorce and Family team as a leading department in the UK.

Dominant practice known for its expertise in complex, cross-border financial litigation and related private law children matters. Offers an impressive bench of experienced practitioners and extensive high net worth capabilities. (Chambers & Partners 2016)

"They have a brilliant finance team there. They are highly regarded." "A friendly, efficient company." (Chambers & Partners 2016)

Stewarts Law LLP is a 'litigation powerhouse that has a top array of vastly experienced lawyers'. Stephen Foster is recommended for his 'pragmatism and gravitas', and Helen Ward is 'the first choice for the rich and famous'. Debbie Chism, Emma Hatley and Matthew Humphries adopt an 'excellent analytical approach to complex cases, coupled with a superb bedside manner'. Sam Longworth is praised for his 'detailed knowledge of multi-jurisdictional divorces', and Richard Hogwood is 'ferociously clever and very solution focused'. Stewarts Law LLP's 'first-class' Leeds team is led by 'one of the region's leading specialists', Simon Preston, who 'inspires confidence in his clients'. (Legal 500 2015)

"The Partners are approachable and pragmatic when dealing with opponents but where necessary are forceful and vigorous in protecting the interests of their clients for whom they have genuine concern".

"It is the firm of choice for countless wealthy City professionals, entertainment and sport industry clients looking for advice and representation in complex divorce proceedings."

See our Chambers Leading Firm 2016 profile here   Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2016

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