We are the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers. We act for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas.

Leading lawyers in divorce and family law

Our partners are regarded as “the leading lights of the profession”, spearheading a department of unrivalled strength and depth advising on all aspects of family law.


Our approach to your divorce or family law case

We take time to understand the issues our clients face, and help them achieve the best possible outcome both in relation to their children and their finances.


Our approach to children matters

Our team of specialist children lawyers have extensive expertise and experience in all areas of private children law including disputes over contact and residence, international and domestic relocations and child abduction, as well as applications for financial provision for children. We regularly act for clients in highly contentious and complex disputes involving the care and living arrangements for their children.

Our advice and approach is tailored to protect the best interests of the children while working with our clients to achieve the outcome they seek for their family. We work with our clients to explore entrenched positions with the aim of establishing a positive and sustainable outcome for their children, ideally outside of the court process. We work with a network of child-centred professionals who assist our clients in supporting themselves and their children during and after the legal process. 


Our divorce and family law expertise

Our lawyers have particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex cross-border issues.

Our team is at the forefront of taking a collaborative approach to divorce and family issues and, when appropriate, we use arbitration and mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. A number of our partners are accredited mediators and arbitrators.

When required, we are supported by experts in our Tax Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation teams, and select law firms in other jurisdictions.



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Meet the Divorce and Family team

Our team is the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in both The Legal 500 and Chambers.

In an article in The Times, head of department Stephen Foster is “praised for leading Stewarts’ phalanx of family lawyers to the top of the pack”.

Toby Atkinson - Partner, Divorce and Family - Stewarts

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Featured case

Court of Appeal judgment confirms that a child’s welfare is paramount in decisions regarding relocation within the UK.

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