Several of our partners deal with private children work including head of department Stephen Foster, Emma Hatley and Sam Longworth.

The following partners do a significant amount of private children work, alongside their finance practices:

Carly Kinch

Carly is described by her clients as “tenacious”, “hard-working” and “incredibly supportive”. Carly was recently nominated for the Spear’s Wealth Management ‘Young Rising Star’ award.

Carly Kinch - Partner - Divorce and Family - Stewarts

Sophie Chapman

Sophie advises clients on a broad range of family law issues, she has particular experience representing clients in cases involving inherited wealth, family businesses and complex issues of valuation.

Partner, Divorce and Family

Toby Atkinson

Toby was recently praised by The Legal 500 as “extraordinarily able and extremely bright”, who “works tirelessly and efficiently for his clients, always looking to resolve issues if possible while preparing to fight if there is no negotiated settlement to be found”.

Toby Atkinson - Partner, Divorce and Family - Stewarts

The Children Team also has the benefit of two highly regarded specialist children practitioners:

Trevona Hettiarachchi

Trevona advises on all aspects of family law, with extensive experience and proficiency dealing with complex children matters such as those that include multifaceted court proceedings, as well as settling arrangements for children and finances on the separation of parents.

Trevona Hettiarachchi, Associate, Divorce and Family, Stewarts

Rosie Stewart

Rosie specialises in children law and represents clients in a wide range of complex private family law matters including cross-border cases, contact disputes, international relocations, cases involving allegations of abuse and alienation as well as financial provision for children. She is recognised in Chambers as an Associate to Watch and described as “very good at client care, bright and pragmatic.”

Rosie Stewart, Solicitor, Divorce and Family, Stewarts

In addition, the Children Team is supported by a group of seven top-rated associates:

Francesca Carrington-Hughes

Francesca advises clients in all areas of family law, particularly complex financial cases for high net worth clients arising on the breakdown of their marriage or relationship and private children law disputes.

Francesca Carrington-Hughes, Solicitor, Stewarts

Lydia Fowler

Lydia has experience in all areas of family law including complex, high value financial cases and the arrangements for children following a marital or relationship breakdown.

Lydia Fowler - Associate, Divorce and Family - Stewarts

Sophie Parris

Sophie advises on all aspects of private family law, including the resolution of complex financial issues upon divorce for high net worth individuals and disputes regarding child arrangements.

Sophie Parris - Trainee Solicitor - Stewarts

Felicia Munde

Felicia advises on all aspects of private family law and has a particular focus on international children law. She represents clients in a wide range of complex family law matters relating to children, including leave to remove and abduction cases, wardship, residence and contact issues. Felicia was recognised in The Legal 500 rankings as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in 2022 and was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Family Law Awards in 2023.

Fiona Porter

Fiona has experience in many different areas of family law specialising in assisting high net worth individuals upon a marital or relationship breakdown, in particular in relation to complex financial and private children matters often with an international element.

Fiona Porter - Trainee Solicitor - Stewarts

Sophie Arrowsmith

Sophie advises on all aspects of family law, with a particular focus on matter involving children following separation.

Lucy Swinton

Lucy advises on all areas of family law. She undertakes a full range of financial work and regularly assists on complex high value financial cases. She also has extensive experience of advising parents on contact arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship.

Lucy Swinton - Associate, Divorce and Family - Stewarts

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