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Stewarts

UK Guide 2024

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(020) 7822 8000

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Provided by Stewarts
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Managing Partner: Stuart Dench

Number of partners: 84

Other fee-earners: 189

Offices

London: 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BF, +44 (0) 20 7822 8000

Leeds: 9 Bond Court, Leeds, LS1 2JZ, +44 (0) 113 222 0022

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

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

Aviation: One of the world’s leading aviation litigation teams, pursuing cases in both UK and overseas jurisdictions. The team’s technical aviation expertise allows the firm to investigate the causes of air accidents. This guides the firm’s approach to each claim, including the identification of those responsible and the countries in which the firm should take legal action. It also enables the firm to take steps to improve air safety and prevent similar accidents happening again.

Julian Chamberlayne, Head of Aviation

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7822 8034

Email: [email protected]

Clinical Negligence: Lawyers in this top ranked team only handle a small number of cases to ensure that they give the claim the attention it deserves. The team’s legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Dan Herman, Head of Clinical Negligence

Tel: +44 (0) 113 222 0023

Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation: This conflict-free team is known for acting against global banks and multinationals in high value and complex disputes. The team have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements for clients, and expertise in coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

Mo Bhaskaran and Lucy Ward, Co-Heads of Commercial Litigation

Tel: +44 (0)113 394 9486 and +44 (0) 20 7822 8149

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Competition Litigation: The firm is one of the UK’s leading competition practices. Its clients include global corporations and FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. It acts on behalf of major enterprises on all aspects of competition litigation for claimants and defendants, specialising in claims relating to cartels or abuse of a dominant position. The firm advises clients by evaluating the benefits of taking action or defending claims brought or threatened against them. It remains the only law firm to have successfully acted for a group of claimants at trial and subsequent appeals in a competition damages context.

Kate Pollock, Head of Competition Litigation

Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 8086

Email: [email protected]

Divorce & Family: In the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, the firm’s 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. The firm’s lawyers have particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex tax issues.

Stephen Foster, Head of Divorce and Family

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8020

Email: [email protected]

Employment: This leading employment team are recognised for its cutting-edge work for senior executives and its ‘excellent knowledge of how the City works’. The firm advises on a full range of employment, partnership, LLP and shareholder issues. The team has particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing and discrimination claims.

Joseph Lappin, Head of Employment

Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 8170

Email: [email protected]

Fraud: The team acts in some of the world’s largest fraud investigations. They act for governments, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and individuals in fraud and asset tracing claims. They are free from conflict and pursue investigations against the world’s largest banks and financial institutions.

Mo Bhaskaran, Head of Fraud

Tel: +44 (0)113 394 9486

Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration: This ‘dynamic’ team has extensive experience of international arbitration cases seated in London and other arbitral centres around the world. As a conflict-free practice, the firm is trusted by major City, US and other international law firms to act for clients when they are unable to.

Daniel Wilmot and Alejandro Garcia, Co-Heads of International Arbitration

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7822 8006 and +44 (0)20 7822 8078

Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

International Injury: Stewarts’ lawyers pursue cases both in the UK courts and in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary calling on the firm’s strategic alliances with law firms around the world. Stewarts has been involved in many of the leading cases that have shaped the law in this fast-changing area, enabling clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Julian Chamberlayne, Head of International Injury

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8034

Email: [email protected]

Personal Injury: Lawyers in this top ranked team only handle a small number of cases to ensure that they give the claim the attention it deserves. The team has won clients record-breaking awards with interim payments and provision for the latest rehabilitation methods.

Dan Herman, Head of Personal Injury

Tel: +44 (0)113 222 0023

Email: [email protected]

Policyholder Disputes:

This team acts exclusively for policyholders in high-value, complex disputes. They advise on areas including business interruption, property, energy and construction, financial and professional risks and casualty insurance disputes.

Aaron Le Marquer, Head of Policyholder Disputes

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8150

Email: [email protected]

Securities Litigation: The team acts in some of the most high-profile securities litigation cases in the UK and around the world. Their lawyers represent public and private pension funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds, including some of the largest institutional investors in the world.

Keith Thomas, Head of Securities Litigation

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 8177

Email: [email protected]

Tax Litigation and Resolution: This specialist tax litigation team advises on tax disputes from HMRC, from enquiry stage through to appeals before the tax tribunals and courts. The team comprises solicitors and barristers, chartered tax advisers and former HMRC inspectors and have acted in many of the recent high-profile cases brought before the tax tribunals.

David Pickstone, Head of Tax Litigation and Resolution

Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 8178

Email: [email protected]

Trust and Probate Litigation: The team advises on complex, large scale and often high profile disputes in the UK and other jurisdictions, including both onshore and off shore trust litigation, and domestic and international probate disputes.

James Price, Head of Trust and Probate Litigation

Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 8090

Email: [email protected]

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Leeds, Bradford and surrounds
Family/Matrimonial
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial
2
Family/Matrimonial
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Adrian Clossick
1
Adrian Clossick
1
Band 1
Jenny Bowden
Jenny Bowden
Associates to watch
Sarah Harvey
Sarah Harvey
Associates to watch
London (Firms)
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
1 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
2
Clinical Negligence: Mainly Claimant
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Nick Knowles
3
Nick Knowles
3
Band 3
Robert Dransfield
3
Robert Dransfield
3
Band 3
Hugh Johnson
4
Hugh Johnson
4
Band 4
Amy Heath
U
Amy Heath
U
Up and Coming
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
2
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Lucy Ward
U
Lucy Ward
U
Up and Coming
Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant
2
Competition Law: Private Enforcement: Claimant
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Kate Pollock
1
Kate Pollock
1
Band 1
Employment: Senior Executive
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Joseph Lappin
4
Joseph Lappin
4
Band 4
Charlie Thompson
U
Charlie Thompson
U
Up and Coming
Family/Children Law
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Children Law
2
Family/Children Law
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Debbie Chism
3
Debbie Chism
3
Band 3
Rosie Stewart
Rosie Stewart
Associates to watch
Family/Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net Worth
1 Department
13 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Family/Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net Worth
1
Family/Matrimonial Finance: Ultra High Net Worth
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Helen Ward
S
Helen Ward
S
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