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Stewarts Law LLP

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Stewarts Law LLP, Stephen Foster, London, ENGLAND

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Stephen Foster

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Stewarts Law LLP

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Divorce and Family


Head of Divorce and Damily department, Stephen Foster is praised in The Times “for leading Stewarts’ phalanx of family law lawyers to the top of the pack” and as an “intelligent and superbly talented litigator”. 


His clients include figures from the City and entrepreneurs, and many of his cases have an international dimension including Europe, the US and the Middle-East.

Stephen is very adept at dealing sensitively with all aspects of children’s matters, including international relocation.

Stephen is named as one of the top 10 high asset family lawyers in Spear’s Family Law Index.


Qualified 1986; Bircham Dyson Bell 1986-92; commercial litigator, head of family law department, Lester Aldridge 1993-2005; head of divorce department Stewarts Law, London 2005. Trained mediator and arbitrator. Co-author of the Family Law Protocol.


Resolution member, formerly long-standing member of Resolution Standards Committee.


University of Wales, University College, Swansea (1980 BA History).


English and American literature, swimming, tennis, member Royal Automobile Club.

London: Private client


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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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