James Stewart - Spear's Magazine

James Stewart

Penningtons Manches Cooper

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London
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The Spear’s Indices
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International

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James Stewart reports a ‘massively busy year of growth’ at Penningtons Manches Cooper. Among the firm’s high-profile cases was Charles Villiers’ jurisdictional dispute, which has brought to the fore London’s status as the world’s ‘divorce capital’.

Stewart has strong opinions on the matter: ‘Scotland is the most parsimonious in terms of inherited and acquired assets, whereas here, spousal needs are paramount. Villiers highlights the difference between English and Scottish law and nothing else.’

Stewart describes himself as, first and foremost an international family lawyer: ‘Most UHNW cases scheduled for a final hearing settle in advance, and they settle well for my clients.’



 

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