Top Recommended Family Lawyers
One of the most visible faces in UK family law, the co-head of his firm’s private wealth team has been acting in some of the most complex and high-value cases in London over the past year. James Stewart is representing the wife in a £1 billion-plus Anglo-CIS case. In another matter, he’s concluding a negotiated settlement in an Anglo-Middle Eastern case with assets in excess of £1 billion, in a bid to spare his client unwanted publicity and heavily contested High Court proceedings.
‘That’s what UHNW individuals are looking for now — firms that put privacy on their priority list,’ says the friendly Irishman. ‘We’ve taken on three or four cases from a very well-known law firm, one which has a reputation for most of its cases making their way into the press. We’re finding that style might suit clients with an axe to grind, but it’s horrific for many other clients.’
Stewart has also acted in headline-worthy cases such as Clibbery v Allan and
Re AI and MT. More recently he successfully represented the wife in one of the first reported cases to focus on the English court’s jurisdiction under
Article 3 of the European Maintenance Regulation.