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Stewarts Law LLP

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Helen Ward

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Stewarts Law LLP

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Divorce and Family


Partner in the Divorce and Family department. Helen approaches each case with meticulous attention, exercising commercial astuteness and formidable judgement, developed over years of experience of dealing with challenging matters. Her impressive talent for achieving successful settlements has earned her the respect of not just her clients but also of her peers.

Her reputation for protecting her clients’ interests and supporting her clients through the process of being divorced is second to none, and she does so with sensitivity and utmost discretion.

The legal directories describe Helen as “continuing to top the lists of senior legal practitioners as an absolutely fantastic expert in complex multimillion pound ancillary relief matters … No stranger to discrete settlements, nor shy of a tough fight” and “undoubtedly one of the most significant divorce personalities in the country” with an “outstanding ability to reach settlements and to advise pragmatically”.

In a leading legal directory Helen has been named as one of just five ‘Star Individuals’ in Family and Matrimonial in London. It describes Helen as “consistently held out as a ‘highly effective’ litigator whose handling of complex cases ensures her ongoing position at the top of the tree”, “a “keen strategist” and sources “admire her ability to outmanoeuvre her opponents”.

Helen has featured in the top five divorce lawyers in London by Tatler magazine.

Spear’s awarded Helen the Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also listed in the Spear’s 500 Family Lawyers list. Lewis Marks QC said of Helen: “Not merely one of the best, but the best family lawyer in London”. According to one peer she is revered for her discretion, forensic prowess and her “staggering amount of energy”.

Helen’s attributes are summarised by a client who published the following description of her in Tatler: “Helen has a mind like a jewelled watch and a wise and honest heart – a very rare combination. She is a tigress who never sleeps.”


Partner Ward/Bowie/Penningtons 1978-84; Manches 1994-2012; Stewarts Law 2012-present.


French, Spanish (both intermediate).


  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


King Alfred School; Birmingham University.


Family and friends.

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Helen Ward - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Family

Stephen Foster at Stewarts Law LLP is an ‘excellent team leader who has pulled together a fabulous team that continues to go from strength to strength’. Foster’s clients are figures from the City and entrepreneurs and many of his cases have an international dimension. Emma Hatley  is described as being ‘in a league of her own. She is a tenacious litigator- calm and measured as well as a real fighter with grit if necessary. She is destined for the top’. Matthew Humphries is an ‘excellent all-round lawyer with a great brain’. Also recommended are Debbie Chism (brings a vast store of experience to all her clients and is completely unflappable’), Richard Hogwood (‘frighteningly efficient’)  and Sam LongworthToby Atkinson  ‘strives to achieve a peaceful resolution if there is one to be found whilst preparing to fight if required. His advice is thoughtful and measured and his judgement is sound’. Helen Ward  is ‘superb in every way’. Other key members of the eight-partner practice include newly promoted partner Carly Kinch.

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