James Stewart - Spear's Magazine

James Stewart

Penningtons Manches

City
London
Category
The Spear’s Indices
Company Size
UK
Website
http://www.penningtons.co.uk/people/p-t/james-stewart/

The head of Penningtons Manches’ family team has built a reputation for cross-jurisdictional cases, and a commercial edge, having begun his career at corporate law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain. He acted for the successful wife in the case of AB v JJB [2015], one of the first reported cases to focus on the English court’s jurisdiction under Article 3 of the European Maintenance Regulation. He also worked on the headline-grabbing AI v MT case, where the judge agreed to recognise a religious ruling — specifically a Jewish Beth Din decision — the first case where a High Court judge delegated authority to a Jewish religious tribunal.

A trained arbitrator, he was one of the founders of Collaborative Family Law, an organisation that promotes non-court alternatives in cases involving big money or celebrities.



 

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