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Stewarts Law LLP, Richard Hogwood, London, ENGLAND

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Richard Hogwood

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Divorce and Family


Partner in the Divorce and Family department. Richard focuses particularly on negotiating the financial aspects of divorce (and civil partnership dissolution), separation and preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

Richard focuses particularly on negotiating the financial aspects of divorce (and civil partnership dissolution), separation and preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Often, these matters will have an international element and, with pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements especially, Richard is accustomed to liaising with lawyers in several different jurisdictions.

Reflective of his private client background, Richard is also regularly involved in cases involving complex tax and trust issues.


Previously described by the Legal 500 as "ferociously clever and very solution focused" and a "star in the making". Another leading legal directory describes Richard as “understanding, sympathetic and practical” and has previously commented that he “brings a very skilful approach to cases involving trusts”.

Citywealth lists Richard as a Prominent Figure in Family and Matrimonial Law and states that he is “an outstanding family lawyer. He is very client focused and will go the extra mile for his clients. His overriding objective is to resolve matters as quickly as possible for their benefit.”

In past editions, Citywealth has said that he is “ahead of his age and stage and above the level of his contemporaries”.

Richard has authored several articles for professional journals and has been quoted many times in the national and international press. He has also presented at a number of conferences both in the UK and abroad, often on the topic of pre-nuptial agreements.


Richard graduated from Oxford University (1997). Upon qualification in 2001, he practised initially as a corporate tax lawyer at Slaughter and May before moving to Speechly Bircham (now Charles Russell Speechlys) as a private client tax and trusts lawyer (and subsequently as a family lawyer). He joined Stewarts in May 2011.


Resolution; Collaborative Lawyer; Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers


King Edward’s School, Bath; Hertford College, University of Oxford (1997 BA Hons Geography); College of Law, London (1998 CPE); College of Law, London (1999 LPC).


Eating out, travel, skiing, gym, cello.

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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