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Stewarts Law LLP

Work 020 7822 8000
Fax 020 7822 8037
Leeds, London

Stewarts is a law firm like no other. Specialising in high-value and complex disputes, its track record of success has helped the firm become the UK's leading litigation-only law firm.

The firm: Clients choose Stewarts for its legal excellence, specialist expertise and pioneering approach to complex litigation. The firm's focus is always on success: achieving the best results for its clients around the world.

Types of work undertaken: Each specialist department has an international reputation for excellence.

Aviation litigation: one of the world's leading aviation litigation teams, pursuing cases in both UK and overseas jurisdictions. Stewarts technical aviation expertise allows it to investigate the causes of air accidents. This drives the litigation strategy for each claim including the selection of defendants, jurisdiction and applicable law.

Clinical negligence: the team focuses exclusively on claims involving serious neurological injuries, in particular spinal cord and brain injury. The team's legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries have enabled its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Commercial litigation: this conflict-free team is known for acting against global banks and multinationals in high-value and complex disputes. Many of its cases are groundbreaking and involve the application of new and developing areas of the law. The firm has unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements for clients, and expertise in co-ordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

Competition litigation: Stewarts acts in the most high-profile competition cases in the UK and Europe. The use of third-party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enable clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.

Divorce and family: the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, the partners are regarded as the leading lights of the profession spearheading a department of unrivalled strength and depth advising on all aspects of family law. The team has particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex tax issues.

Employment: this leading employment team is recognised for its cutting-edge work for senior executives and an excellent knowledge of how the City works. It advises on a full range of employment, partnership, LLP and shareholder issues with particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing and discrimination claims.

Financial crime: the team advise and represent individuals and corporates. They have in-depth experience of potential and actual criminal exposure and deal with all aspects of bribery, corruption, fraud, asset recovery, tax evasion, money laundering and the manipulation of financial markets.

Fraud: We act for governments, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and individuals in fraud and asset tracing claims. Our lawyers have acted in some of the largest global fraud investigations. We are free from conflict and pursue investigations against the world’s largest banks and financial institutions.

International arbitration: this dynamic team has extensive experience of arbitration cases seated in London and other arbitral centres around the world. As a conflict-free practice, Stewarts is trusted by major City, US and other international law firms to act for their clients when they are unable to do so.

International injury: Stewarts pursues cases both in the UK courts and in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary calling on strategic alliances with law firms around the world. The firm has been involved in many of the leading cases that have shaped the law in this fast-changing area, enabling its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Media disputes: We are a specialist UK-based media litigation team that acts in high-value, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Our team can help resolve any kind of media, communications, intellectual property, data, or privacy dispute. We deal with matters in the UK courts and before UK regulators

Personal injury: the team focuses exclusively on claims involving serious neurological injuries, in particular spinal cord and brain injury. The team's legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries have enabled its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Securities litigation: the team acts in some of the most high-profile securities litigation cases in the UK, to recover compensation for shareholders' losses brought about by corporate wrongdoing. The team has the depth and expertise to conduct heavyweight securities litigation. As it is conflict-free, the firm is one of a few with the experience and ability to litigate against the large listed companies and financial institutions on behalf of clients.

Tax litigation and investigations: this specialist tax litigation team advises on tax disputes with HMRC and on tax-related commercial litigation. The firm's lawyers have acted in many of the most recent high-profile cases brought before tax tribunals. Advice extends beyond legal analysis to address practical, commercial and strategic issues.

Trusts and probate litigation: the team advises on complex, large-scale and often high-profile disputes in the UK and other jurisdictions, including both onshore and offshore trust litigation, and domestic and international probate disputes.

  • Number of UK partners: 70
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 198
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Aviation litigation: 4
  • Clinical negligence: 12
  • Media disputes: 
  • Personal injury : 13
  • Securities litigation: 5
  • Tax litigation and investigations: 3
  • Trust and probate litigation : 3
  • Commercial litigation: 22
  • Competition litigation: 7
  • Divorce and family: 14
  • Employment: 5
  • Financial crime: 3
  • Fraud: 
  • International arbitration: 5
  • International injury: 4

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