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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

John Cahill

Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com/people/john-cahill/
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Management

Position

Managing Partner

Expertise

John is frequently described as the ‘architect’ of the Stewarts business model. His experience (over 30 years) of dealing with a wide range of complex civil disputes has informed the firm’s choice of specialist litigation areas and supported the promotion and growth of the firm.

Although not now an active fee earner, John is a member of all departmental Risk Assessments Committees. These decide whether or not to accept instructions on a case if it is to be funded on a contingent or conditional fee basis. Correct litigation risk assessment at the outset has been and will continue to be a key component of the firm’s success. John is also keen to ensure that individual practice areas are supported by a system of clear and effective management.

The firm has been delighted to receive many awards over the years that recognise its litigation specialism as well as its competency in management. In 2017, Stewart’s was recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Companies To Work For in the UK.

Experience
In the past 10 years, John has spearheaded the launch of the firm’s Divorce and Family, Aviation and Travel, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Competition Litigation, International Arbitration, Tax Litigation and Trust and Probate Litigation departments.

Publications
Recent articles written by John have featured in Managing Partner and Legal Business.

Career

John qualified as a solicitor in 1985 after being articled at Kingsford Dorman in Lincoln’s Inn. He joined Herbert Oppenheimer after qualification before joining Clark Willmott’s London office. He was one of the founding partners of Stewarts in 1990.

John took over the role of Managing Partner in 2000, 10 years after he co-founded the firm. His objective in 2000 was to refocus the firm and create one that specialised in high-value and complex disputes only.

Member

John is a member of the City of London Law Society, a founder of the Forum of Complex Injury Lawyers (FOCIS), and formerly an accredited mediator.

Education

Oratory School; Bristol Polytechnic (1981 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Member of the St James and Hurlingham Clubs.

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