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Stewarts

Family/Matrimonial

3 ranked lawyersBand 2YorkshireUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Focuses on the representation of high net worth individuals, frequently advising on cases involving international assets, residency and offshore trusts. Well versed in litigation, financial disputes and marital agreements, with further expertise in dealing with cohabitation disputes. Experienced in cases involving allegations of non-disclosure. Also advises on private child matters including contact and maintenance disputes.

Strengths

One client praises the firm for its "commitment to their clients' needs in every aspect."

Another source highlights the firm's "strength in depth" and praises its "combination of technical know-how and the ability to get on with the client and be trusted by them." 

Notable practitioners

Adrian Clossick is well regarded for his ability to handle high net worth financial remedy proceedings and other issues related to divorce. He heads the family team in Leeds and is a trained collaborative lawyer. One client remarks: "He is extremely conscientious and has an impressive legal mind, as well as being patient, kind and empathetic."

Ed Heaton is "enormously experienced" in high-value financial matters as well as private child law disputes related to contact and residence issues. He is trained as both a family mediator and a collaborative lawyer.

Associate Jenny Bowden is a "brilliant lawyer" who is "highly respected," according to market commentators. She often assists with high net worth financial matters, including divorce settlements and Schedule 1 applications.

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Overview

We are the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, ranked No.1 in the legal directories. We act for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas.

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.

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

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

Our 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 our partners are accredited mediators and arbitrators.

Family/Matrimonial Department

Stewarts

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Department location

9 Bond Court

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2JZ

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds

Family/Matrimonial


Adrian Clossick
Band 2
Jenny Bowden
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