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When Debbie Chism last spoke to Spear’s she told us that she had a client who resembled James Bond. ‘I’m now working for people who would hire James Bond,’ she says, laughing.
Chism is a natural choice for such clients, not just for her technical skills but also for the creativity she can bring. She is also enthusiastic about the possibilities of the collaborative approach: ‘The clients are really empowered and feel in control, and the lawyers work as a team.’
Last year was another blockbuster for Chism, who is also part of the wider Stewarts Law success story, the result of a ‘happy ship full of energy, drive and real determination to get the best’. So while Chism would be the first to admit she’s been in the right place at the right time, it has also been a tale of considerable hard work: she has worked on a range of complex cases including the most valuable collaborative case to date, worth a historic £200 million, and a major prenup involving billions in assets held across seven jurisdictions.
But ultimately it’s the verdict of clients that matters, and there’s no doubt they love the warm and personable Chism. One happy customer even wonders whether he was ‘effusive to the point of being unctuous’ in thanking her. Another thank you message reads: ‘I, with your phenomenal help and guidance, am the clear winner.’