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Stewarts Law LLP

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Leeds, London

Helen Ward

Work 020 7936 8187
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

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.

Helen also possesses experience derived from the judicial role she held for many years as a deputy district Judge sitting in what is now known as the Central Family Court.

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”.

Helen recently represented the husband in a high-profile case regarding a conflict of forum, resulting in the husband successfully resisting a divorce taking place in England and Wales and instead securing its process through the Swiss Court. The judgment of Mr Justice Moor has been reported.


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
  • Former Deputy District Judge at the Central Family Court


King Alfred School; Birmingham University.


Family and friends.

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Helen Ward - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Family

Stephen Foster heads this large and excellent team at Stewarts Law LLP that has real strength in depth throughout its ranks. A large percentage of the cases the team is involved in have assets in excess of £500m. Several of its cases run into billions of pounds. Another key strength of the practice is that it continues to be involved in an impressive cluster of significant reported cases. Helen Ward is another significant member of the team who has acted for well-known international families, entrepreneurs and high-profile individuals from the worlds of sport and arts.

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