Expertise

Lewis has been involved in family law cases in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has experience in all areas of family law and has advised and assisted on complex financial settlements (often with an international element), cohabitation disputes, child arrangements (including international relocation) and Family Law Act injunctions. He has assisted on a number of interim applications such as orders for legal services and interim maintenance. He is experienced in forms of alternative dispute resolution such as private FDRs (Financial Dispute Resolution hearings).

Recognition

Lewis has been consistently listed as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Legal 500. The directory has said: “Lewis Powers is bright and is on the up. He is efficient, hardworking and will go far. Wise beyond his years – a star of the future.”

Experience

Lewis has acted in the following reported cases:

  • IR v OR [2022] EWFC 20 – Lewis formed part of the team that acted for the wife, achieving an award of over £70m (exceeding the husband’s offer by over £20m). The case dealt with how wealth generated before the marriage and from the sale of a family business should be treated, as well as the enforceability of a Pre-Nuptial Agreement.
  • Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 – Lewis assisted on the landmark financial case of Sharp in which he formed part of the team that acted for the appellant wife in the Court of Appeal. The wife was successful in her appeal and the case concerned the correct approach when dividing wealth in short and dual career marriages.

Career

Lewis graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2013 with an LLB (Hons) degree. He completed his LPC at the University of Law, Bloomsbury (Distinction) and trained at a Legal 500-ranked London family law firm. Lewis joined Stewarts in May 2020.

Accreditations and memberships

  • Member of Resolution
  • Current Chair of LAGLA (LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association)

Personal

Lewis is actively involved in work within the LGBTQ+ community. He enjoys music festivals and long country walks.