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Stewarts Law LLP

5 NEW STREET SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 8037
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP

Through offices in London and Leeds, Stewarts Law LLP has β€˜a go-to commercial litigation practice with strength in a number of fields’. Clive Zietman’s team is one of the few groups of comparable size to accept instructions against banks and financial institutions. Jane Colston left for Brown Rudnick LLP in 2016.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 2

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP continued to act for more than 300 financial institutions against RBS in respect of its 2008, Β£12bn rights issue. Clive Zietman β€˜obtains first-class results’ and Keith Thomas β€˜shows a remarkable understanding of investment banking’. Sean Upson is also recommended. Jane Colston exited for Brown Rudnick LLP.

Leading individuals

Clive Zietman - Stewarts Law LLP

Sean Upson - Stewarts Law LLP

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP is β€˜wholly comfortable taking on Magic Circle firms’. The team continues to act for 300-plus financial institutions against the RBS group in respect of its 2008 rights issue. Key names include Clive Zietman, who is β€˜an excellent strategist’; Sean Upson, who β€˜inspires confidence at every stage’; Marc Jones, who is β€˜smart and commercially astute’; and Fiona Gillett, who is β€˜a most capable practitioner’. Keith Thomas and Paul Brehony are also recommended. Jane Colston joined Brown Rudnick LLP.

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Competition litigation
Competition litigation - ranked: tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP

Claimant litigation firm Stewarts Law LLP is representing 13 claimants in interchange fees litigation against MasterCard, and a major household appliance manufacturer in the refrigeration compressors cartel litigation. Jonathan Sinclair heads the practice, which includes β€˜first-class litigators’ Kate Pollock, Scott Campbell and Inge Forster.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 6

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP’s β€˜dynamic team’ regularly advises clients in the oil and gas, commodity trading and shipping and automotive industries in arbitrations. Philippa Charles is β€˜a great strategist’.

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Tax litigation and investigations
Tax litigation and investigations - ranked: tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP stands out for its β€˜wealth of experience and strong team of very impressive lawyers’. Led by the β€˜very client-friendly, responsive and knowledgeable’ David Pickstone, the practice has been representing individual contributors to tax mitigation schemes in defending them against the HMRC and in claims against the promoters of such schemes.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

The β€˜incredibly switched-on’ Tim Spillane leads Stewarts Law LLP’s β€˜strong, sensible and pragmatic team’ and β€˜fights hard for his clients with real tenacity and charm’. The department is β€˜a leader in the executive field’ and has particular expertise in the financial and professional services sectors. Richard Nicolle is β€˜very detailed and focuses on the real issues’.

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP’s β€˜leading’ group has significant expertise in high-value catastrophic injury claims, securing substantial damages awards on behalf of its clients. Department head Muiris Lyons β€˜commands respect amongst all his peers’, and has successfully acted opposite numerous NHS trusts. The β€˜unflappable’ Nick Knowles and β€˜great tactician’ Robert Dransfield are also recommended.

Leading individuals (Claimant and Defendant)

Muiris Lyons - Stewarts Law LLP

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Clinical negligence: defendant
Leading individuals (Claimant and Defendant)

Muiris Lyons - Stewarts Law LLP

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP provides β€˜a fantastic service on all levels’ and has β€˜a flawless understanding of each case, particularly the client’s diagnosis and personal needs’. Practice head Paul Paxton has been involved in numerous catastrophic and fatal injury cases, and spinal injury specialist Julian Chamberlayne is recommended for claims with an international element. Andrew Dinsmore is β€˜an excellent negotiator who always remains calm under pressure’.

Leading individuals

Charles Edwards - Stewarts Law LLP

John Cahill - Stewarts Law LLP

Paul Paxton - Stewarts Law LLP

Stuart Dench - Stewarts Law LLP

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Personal injury: defendant
Leading individuals

Charles Edwards - Stewarts Law LLP

John Cahill - Stewarts Law LLP

Paul Paxton - Stewarts Law LLP

Stuart Dench - Stewarts Law LLP

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London: Private client

Family
Family - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

Stewarts Law LLP’s β€˜scarily bright’ team is noted for its knack for β€˜unravelling complicated trust structures and assets hidden behind companies’. Stephen Foster is β€˜a strong leader who can manage any situation or individual and steer things to a successful outcome’. Also recommended are Debbie Chism and Richard Hogwood, who are β€˜very clever’; Emma Hatley, who is β€˜as good as you can get’; Helen Ward, who is β€˜extremely talented and fiercely loyal to her clients’; Sam Longworth, who stays β€˜very calm under pressure’; and Matthew Humphries, who is β€˜excellent at tracing the money’. Toby Atkinson joined the team from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.

Leading individuals

Debbie Chism - Stewarts Law LLP

Emma Hatley - Stewarts Law LLP

Helen Ward - Stewarts Law LLP

Stephen Foster - Stewarts Law LLP

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London: Transport

Travel
Travel: personal injury - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

β€˜Catastrophic injury specialists’ Stewarts Law LLP β€˜does its utmost to get the best results for its clients’. The β€˜hardworking and accurate’ Julian Chamberlayne heads the team, which includes the β€˜excellent’ Scott Rigby, associate Christopher Deacon, who is β€˜very able’, and Sarah Stewart, who β€˜has a finely-tuned sense of what a case requires’. Key figures in the Leeds office include the β€˜highly regarded’ Daniel Herman and Ben Townsend, who is β€˜first-class’. Aviation expert James Healy-Pratt β€˜pursues his claims with grit and realism’.

Leading individuals

James Healy-Pratt - Stewarts Law LLP

Julian Chamberlayne - Stewarts Law LLP

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