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Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 5 New Street Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 3BF

Firm profile submitted by Stewarts

Stewarts is a law firm like no other. Specialising in high-value and complex disputes, the track record of success for clients has helped the firm become the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm. Clients choose Stewarts for their legal excellence, their specialist expertise and pioneering approach to complex litigation. The firm’s focus is always on success: achieving the best results for clients around the world.

Managing Partner: John Cahill
Number of partners: 49

Divorce & Family:
The firm is the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in the legal directories. It acts for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas.
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.
Stewarts takes 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.
The firm’s lawyers have particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex tax issues.
The team is at the forefront of taking a collaborative approach to divorce and family issues and, when appropriate, use arbitration and mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. A number of partners are accredited mediators and arbitrators.
Contact: Stephen Foster

Stewarts is a leading employment law team, ranked No.1 by legal directories.
The firm has an outstanding reputation in the financial and professional services sectors. Partners are recognised for their cutting-edge work for senior executives and their “excellent knowledge of how the City works”.
The firm’s lawyers have particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing, and discrimination claims.
Stewarts advises individuals and businesses on a full range of employment, partnership, LLP and shareholder issues.
Contact: Tim Spillane

Tax Litigation:
The firm’s specialist tax litigation team is described as standing out for its “wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers”.
Stewart’s lawyers advise high net worth individuals, owner-managed businesses and large corporates on tax disputes with HMRC and tax-related commercial litigation.
The firm’s lawyers have acted in many of the recent high profile cases brought before the Tax Tribunals, and the UK and European courts.
Contact: David Pickstone

Trust & Probate Litigation:
The firm advises on complex, large scale and often high profile disputes in the UK and other jurisdictions.
Stewarts acts for high net worth individuals, families, family offices, trustees and trust companies. The work undertaken includes both onshore and offshore trust litigation, and domestic and international probate disputes.
In addition to conducting litigation in the UK, the firm’s lawyers coordinate claims in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary working alongside specialist law firms around the world.
Contact: James Price

Other Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation:
The firm acts in some of the most high profile and groundbreaking cases in the UK. Clients include FTSE 100 companies, Fortune 500 and other international corporations, institutional investors, foreign governments, public bodies and individuals. Contact: Clive Zietman

Competition Litigation:
Stewarts’ specialist competition litigation department act on behalf of major corporates in the UK and Europe who have been adversely affected by cartels or abuse of a dominant position.
Contact: Jonathan Sinclair

International Arbitration:
The firm has extensive experience of cases seated in London and other arbitral centres around the world. The team is conflict-free and expert across numerous jurisdictions and sectors.
Contact: Philippa Charles

Securities Litigation:
Stewarts’ lawyers represent public and private pension funds, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, and large institutional investors and act in some of the most high profile securities litigation cases in the UK and around the world.
Contact: Keith Thomas

Personal Injury: The firm only acts for clients who have sustained serious life-changing injury, in particular spinal cord injury and brain injury.
Contact: Paul Paxton

Clinical Negligence: Stewarts focuses exclusively on negligence claims involving serious injury, in particular spinal cord injury and brain injury.
Contact: Muiris Lyons

International Injury: The firm represents people from the UK who suffer life-changing injuries overseas, as well as foreign nationals who are severely injured whilst in the UK.
Contact: Julian Chamberlayne

Aviation: Stewarts is the leading law firm in the UK and EU for aviation accident claims. The firm helps pilots, crew and passengers, and their families, involved in aviation accidents and disasters worldwide.
Contact: James Healy-Pratt


  • 9 Bond Court,
  • Leeds,
  • West Yorkshire
  • UK
  • LS1 2JZ
  • Tel (0113) 222 0022
  • Fax (0113) 222 0044
  • DX 26428 Leeds Park Square
  • Email : [email protected]