Our Divorce and Family team has been recognised as Family Law Team of the Year at the latest Chambers High Net Worth Awards, hosted at the Science Museum in London.

The 2022 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide quotes sources saying the team is “second to none for family law”. Others describe Stewarts as “without a doubt the number one divorce firm in the country by a country mile. They are incredibly user-friendly, knowledgeable and experienced.”


Head of Department Stephen Foster commented:

“We are delighted to have won the Family Law Team of the Year award, an endorsement of the unrivalled strength and depth of the team at Stewarts. A huge thanks to Simon Christian and the Chambers team.”


The Divorce and Family team

Our team retained its market-leading Band 1 status in the 2022 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide and now has 13 individuals ranked, more than any other firm.

Head of Department Stephen Foster is ranked in Band 1 and described by Chambers’ interviewees as “one of the best family lawyers in London. He’s so intelligent, great with clients and has fantastic judgement.”

Star Individual Emma Hatley is acknowledged as “one of the brightest legal technicians that I’ve ever dealt with” by an interviewee. Recognised as a Senior Statesperson, Helen Ward is “an absolute titan of the family law world.”

Also ranked in Band 1, Debbie Chism “enjoys a fantastic reputation for her expertise in complex family matters” and Richard Hogwood is described as “totally, totally efficient and effective in everything that he does.”

Matthew Humphries is in Band 2 and summarised as “the full package: he is hugely knowledgeable, has fantastic judgement and great client skills.” In Band 3, Toby Atkinson “combines all the qualities that you want; he’s practical, empathetic and extraordinarily knowledgeable,” and Sam Longworth “is very client-focused, very knowledgeable and great to deal with.”

Partner Carly Kinch is in Band 4, while Sophie Chapman and Lucy Stewart-Gould are ranked as Up and Coming Partners. Included as Associates to Watch, Senior Associates Jenny Duggan and Sarah Havers also debuted in the 2022 guide.


More about the Chambers HNW Awards

The awards recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key jurisdictions in the UK. They also reflect achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. The awards honour the work of national and international law firms across the world based on the research for the recent edition of Chambers High Net Worth.

The 2022 awards saw a return to an in-person ceremony after a virtual setting was required in the previous two years.




The Divorce and Family department’s profile in the Chambers High Net Worth guide can be found here. The full shortlist and a list of winners of the 2022 awards can be found here.



You can find further information regarding our expertise, experience and team on our Divorce and Family pages.

If you require assistance from our team, please contact us or alternatively request a call back from one of our lawyers by submitting this form.



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