Stewarts has an outstanding reputation across all its specialist departments. We are widely recognised for our innovative and cutting-edge approach to high-value and complex litigation.
Our position and reputation is confirmed by our top rankings in The Legal 500 and Chambers, the two major guides to the legal profession in the UK.
The Legal 500
The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage available on legal service providers in 90 countries. It is used by commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, FDs and professional advisers, as well as by other referrers of work both nationally and internationally. It is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgement of law firms’ capabilities.
In the latest edition of The Legal 500, the firm is ranked in a total of 16 practice areas with 58 of our lawyers recommended across their chosen areas of specialism and 16 partners are listed as leading individuals.
You can read more about our rankings in The Legal 500 and on the Expertise pages.
First published in 1990, Chambers has established a reputation for its in-depth research. Based on thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients, the guide ranks solicitors and barristers in more than 60 specialist areas of law. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings: no one can “buy their way in”.
In the latest edition of the Chambers UK directory, the firm is ranked in 15 practice areas. Fifty-two of our lawyers are individually recognised, some for multiple disciplines. A number of our practice areas are ranked No.1.
You can read more about our rankings in Chambers and on the Expertise pages.
Chambers High Net Worth
This guide is specifically aimed at the international private wealth market. It covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.
You can read more about our rankings in Chambers High Net Worth.
This guide researches the world’s best lawyers. Stewarts has been recognised in two international directories published by Chambers. Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world and Chambers Europe covers 52 jurisdictions, from Greenland in the west to Russia, Turkey and eastern Europe in the east.
The Times Best Law Firms
Stewarts was listed as a standout firm for Commercial Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, in The Times’ Best Law Firms 2019. The Best Law Firms directory was voted for by peers, being described as “the lawyers’ own view of their competitors”. The results were gained by asking lawyers which firms, aside from their own, they would refer work to.
You can read more about our rankings here.
Stewarts has won and been nominated for numerous legal awards. In 2017, the firm was nominated as Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer. The firm has won The Legal 500 Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year, The Legal 500 Best Regional Law Firm for Dispute Resolution, Niche Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, Niche Law Firm of the Year of the Yorkshire Legal Awards and Best Managed Firm at the MPF European Practice Management Awards.
"They are simply top-rate. The lawyers are very knowledgeable and conscientious, and care about their clients"Chambers
"Stewarts stands out for its wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers"The Legal 500
"They really know what they're doing so I would have no hesitation recommending them. They're really excellent in what they do"Chambers