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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
Stewarts Law LLP, Debbie Chism, London, ENGLAND

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Debbie Chism

Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Email:
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Divorce and Family

Position

Partner in the Divorce and Family department. Debbie’s leading national reputation in family law is built on over 20 years’ experience advising high net worth individuals.

Expertise

Debbie’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law (complex asset valuation, business interests, trusts and wealth protection structures). She advises regularly on international pre-nuptial agreements.

One of Debbie’s particular areas of expertise is collaborative law, having co-founded England’s first multi-disciplinary group of collaborative professionals (Creative Divorce).

Recognition

Debbie is ranked Band I in leading legal directories, comments include the following -

“An expert in hard-fought matrimonial litigation, but maintains a strong reputation as a collaborative lawyer … she will negotiate hard and is open to collaborative approaches. She can see solutions that other people can’t.” 

“She is very creative and a hard fighter who backs her clients to the hilt.” 

“Truly excellent inspiring client-care with really solid legal analysis and a completely unstuffy approach steeped in commercial reality.” 

Career

Qualified 1993; Frere Cholmeley Bischoff 1993-95; Manches 1995-2009 (partner in family department from 2000); Stewarts Law 2009-present.

Member

Debbie is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Education

Oxford University, Mansfield College (1990 BA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

As much reading, travel and theatre as her two children will allow.


London: Private client

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Within: Leading individuals

Debbie Chism - 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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