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Stewarts Law History

25 years of excellence

 
We're very proud of the achievements and progress the firm has made over its first 25 years.

In 1990 the Firm opened its doors in Lincoln's Inn Fields London. Twenty five years later, we have more than 50 partners and have exceeded £50 million in turnover. The firm is now the UK's largest litigation-only law Firm.

We have established leading practice areas and most importantly have achieved excellent outcomes for clients often in ground breaking litigation.

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration in 2015 we installed a timeline of key moments in each of our office receptions.

Reception 

Timeline

 
Stewarts Law's founding partners

1990

 

Stewarts is founded and establishes its first office in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

 

 

 

1991-1999

1991 - 1999

 

Stewarts lays the foundation for its future litigation focus with a number of ground-breaking cases.

 

 

 

John Cahill

2000

 

John Cahill is appointed as Managing Partner to lead the Firm into the new millennium and create a litigation only law firm

 

 

 
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

2000 - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

 
Stewarts Law is ranked number 1 for its injury practice, which focuses on clients with the most serious injuries. The Firm develops an outstanding reputation for cases involving brain and spinal injury.

 

 

2003

2003

 

Stewarts opens a Leeds office to meet the needs of its expanding client base in the North of England

 

 

 

Aviation and Travel

2006 - Aviation and Travel

 
Stewarts Law sets up the UK's first global claimant aviation practice, representing victims and families in aviation disasters across the world.

 

 

 

Divorce and Family

2008 - Divorce and Family

 
Stewarts Law establishes a leading divorce department. Stephen Foster, later joined by Debbie Chism, Emma Hatley and Helen Ward, achieve top ranked status in Chambers and the Legal 500, and win Private Client Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards.

 

2008

2008

 

The Firm becomes Stewarts Law LLP and enters an extraordinary period of growth and diversification. In the years that follow the Firm becomes the UK's largest litigation only law firm.

 

 

Competition Litigation

2009 - Competition Litigation

 
The Competition Litigation department is established with a focus on cartel damages claims and is instructed in a number of innovative and ground-breaking cases for major corporate clients.

 

 

Commercial Litigation

2009 - Commercial Litigation

 
Stewarts Law re-launches commercial litigation and quickly establishes a leading conflict free litigation practice. The team specialises in fraud, professional negligence and banking litigation, and secure instructions in the highest profile cases following the financial crisis.

 

Employment

2010 - Employment

 
The Employment department is launched and is instructed in a number of high profile employment litigation cases. The Firm wins victory in a multi-million pound case for bankers against Commerzbank in connection with unpaid bonuses.

 

 

2010

2010

 

The Stewarts Law Foundation is formed and over the following five years donates £2.5m to over 100 charities.

 

 

 

International Arbitration, Investor Protection and Tax Litigation

2015 - International Arbitration, Investor Protection and Tax Litigation

 
The Firm launches International Arbitration, Investor Protection Litigation and Tax Litigation. The departments secure early successes in major cases and are set for significant growth.

 

2015

2015

 

The Firm celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of special events.

 

 

 

Trust and probate2016 - Trust and Probate Litigation

 

The firm launches the Trust and Probate Litigation department to act for high net worth individuals, families, family offices, trustees and trust companies in contentious trusts and probate matters both in the UK and internationally.

 

Best companies to work for 2017

2017

 

The firm debuts on the 'Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For' list. 58th overall and one of just 10 law firms to feature on the list.

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