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Stewarts Law LLP

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Stewarts Law LLP, Sam Longworth, London, ENGLAND

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Sam Longworth

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Divorce and Family


Partner in the Divorce and Family department. Sam is a leading lawyer in international, complex and high-value divorce and family law cases. He is recognised across the private wealth industries as a leader in his field. 


Sam is instructed by individuals, families, and trustees across the world to address issues arising from divorce, and to assist in the preparation of pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He also has extensive expertise in complex parental disputes, with a particular emphasis on international relocation.

His clients range from the sports and entertainment industries to the City and international community, with a particular emphasis on the US, South America, Russia and the Middle East.

Sam is known for his complete discretion, commercial advice and ability to achieve swift, best-outcome solutions for his clients. He also has extensive experience in ‘private court’ based arbitration for family disputes.

Spear’s says of Sam: “One of the UK’s leading partners, Longworth is popular among clients, referrers and peers alike. He is ‘very highly regarded not only for his personal qualities but also his excellence as a lawyer,’ a contemporary says.” It continues: “Peers describe the astute litigator as tough, ‘charismatic and assertive’, with a ‘calming approach’ when needed. ‘[He’s] never one to shy away from a challenging client or opponent, or a complex case,’ echoed another.”

A leading legal directory has commented “He is a deep thinker tactically and a hard fighter. He is experienced advising on high-value matrimonial finance cases, Schedule 1 proceedings and nuptial agreements.”

Sam is a regular commentator on developments in family law, divorce planning, divorce arbitration and international relocation. He is a presenter for Lexis Nexis, and has spoken at various international conferences.


Trained JSA, qualified 2003. Joined Stewarts Law in 2007; partner 2013.


Sam is an active member of the IBA and Resolution


Lincoln University (2000, BA Hons, Law and Criminology); College of Law, York (2001, LPC).


Music and sport.

London: Private client


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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