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DMH Stallard LLP

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London: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 6

DMH Stallard LLP

DMH Stallard LLP specialises in the resolution of complex financial issues that arise during divorce and separation and also has wide experience in private law children matters and cross-border disputes. In addition the team advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements and has experience of advising on emergency applications to the High Court. Other areas of expertise lie in advising on the breakdown of cohabiting relationships especially in relation to TOLATA and Children Act 1989 Schedule 1 cases. Philip Morton heads the team. It remains to be seen what impact the recent departure of David Leadercramer to Osbornes will have on the practice.

Practice head(s):Philip Morton

Other key lawyers:Siobhan Lomasney


'Efficient, capable and approachable. Philip Morton: all the qualities of a determined litigator made human in a family solicitor'.

'Siobhan Lomasney: wide experience informs her approach to family law. Excellent client engagement'.

'Philip Morton is very down to earth and user friendly. He gets straight to the point and doesn't waste time or money pursuing unnecessary actions'.

'Philip Morton shows empathy and a firm resolve in reaching a good outcome for his clients'.

Work highlights

  • Represented a wife in preparing a pre-nuptial agreement to protect her £22m of internationally located assets.
  • Successfully acted for a wife in a contentious matter involving a husband with trusts based in Jersey.
  • Successfully acted for a wife who was advised by her former solicitors to enter a bad deal with her husband.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

DMH Stallard LLP

DMH Stallard LLP assists its client roster of suppliers and users of technology and outsourced services with matters ranging from software licencings to cloud computing and IT procurement projects, outsourcings and emerging technology issues.  Practice head Anthony Lee specialises in outsourcing and commercial IT transactions, while James Orloff handles a range of contracts, corporate transactions and restructurings.

Practice head(s):Anthony Lee

Other key lawyers:James Orloff


'The team provides straightforward and clear responses, with a wealth of different types of expertise.'

'Anthony Lee's answers are much clearer and more insightful than many others in the market. He knows his subject and is clear about any limitations and aspects of the law that remain ambiguous and untested.'

Key Clients

CWCS Managed Hosting

City Cruises

ECS Global

Fairvue Partners

Perfect Data

Premier Medical

Secret Sales

Thackray Williams



Work highlights

  • Assisted CWCS Managed Hosting with several matters including updating the standard terms and conditions for the sale of its cloud-based services and co-location services.
  • Advised Zalaris UK on the negotiation of an IT services framework agreement with global estate agency Knight Frank to underpin the deployment of multiple cloud-based SAP Success Factors solutions into its organisation.
  • Assisted ECS Global with the terms and conditions for its cloud-based offering, which compliments its existing on-premises offering.
  • Acted for Perfect Data on the preparation of a suite of agreements relating to the launch of its cloud-based user-independent platform, which will enable people to use their mobile phones to secure services with private hire and hackney carriage drivers and operators with regulatory oversight.
  • Advised Underscore on a framework agreement with California-based Jemstep to facilitate Jemstep's purchase of services from Underscore including software development services.

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London: Transport

Leading individuals

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson - DMH Stallard LLP

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