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Stewarts Law LLP


Stewarts Law LLP - London
  • 5 New Street Square
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 3BF
  • Managing Partner John Cahill
  • Number of partners  49
  • Other solicitors  70
  • Other fee-earners  92
  • Total fee-earners  211
  • Other Offices: New York

THE FIRM Stewarts Law is one of the UK’s largest litigation-only law firms, with offices in London and Leeds. The firm acts internationally for corporate and individual clients in high profile and complex disputes.

Aviation & Travel:
The Aviation and Travel Department specialises in aviation and international personal injury litigation. The Aviation Team is recognised globally for its expert representation of air crash victims, survivors and their families. The Travel Team specialises in complex personal injury and fatal accident claims in an international context.
Clinical Negligence: The Clinical Negligence Department has expertise in neurological injury, particularly spinal injury, brain injury and cerebral palsy. Its partners are approved as specialists by the Action for victims of Medical Accidents (AvMA) and The Law Society.
Commercial Litigation: The Commercial Litigation Department advises on commercial disputes of all kinds and is noted for its expertise in banking, fraud and professional negligence. The department’s work encompasses UK litigation, as well as heavyweight international litigation - one of the few firms in the UK willing and able to sue major banks.
Competition Litigation: The Competition Litigation Department specialises in competition-related litigation, with a particular focus on damages issues that arise as a result of competition infringements.
Divorce & Family: The Divorce and Family Department has rapidly acquired a reputation as one of the leading divorce and family law practices in the UK. The department acts for high-net-worth and international clients from a wide range of backgrounds and represents both husbands and wives.
Employment: The Employment Department focuses on the resolution of high-value and high-profile employment disputes. The department acts for employers and individuals. It has an outstanding reputation acting for claimants against investment banks and other financial institutions.
International Arbitration: The International Arbitration Department has extensive experience of international arbitration cases seated in London and in other key arbitral centres. Lawyers in the department have conducted arbitrations relating to numerous business sectors including the aviation, oil and gas, energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and defence manufacturing fields.
Investor Protection Litigation: The Investor Protection Department acts for institutional investors and has expertise in shareholder and securities litigation.
Personal Injury: The Personal Injury Department specialises in high-value and complex personal injury claims, with particular expertise in compensation claims following spinal injury, brain injury, fatal accidents and other serious injuries, such as brachial plexus, burns and amputation. Independent observers regard it as the leading catastrophic injury department in the UK.
Tax Litigation: The Tax Litigation Department assists clients with all contentious tax issues, which may involve procedural disputes, reclaiming overpaid tax and pursuing judicial reviews in circumstances where HMRC have behaved unfairly or beyond the remit of their authority.

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation & Travel 8%
  • Clinical Negligence 8%
  • Commercial Litigation 21%
  • Competition Litigation 7%
  • Divorce & Family 15%
  • Employment 5%
  • International Arbitration 5%
  • Investor Protection Litigation 5%
  • Personal Injury 21%
  • Tax Litigation 5% 
  • Aviation & Travel James Healy-Pratt
  • Clinical Negligence Muiris Lyons
  • Commercial Litigation Clive Zietman
  • Competition Litigation Jonathan Sinclair
  • Divorce & Family Stephen Foster
  • Employment Tim Spillane
  • International Arbitration Philippa Charles
  • Investor Protection 
  • Personal Injury Paul Paxton
  • Leeds Office Daniel Herman
  • Business Development Stuart Dench
  • Tax Litigation David Pickstone


  • 9 Bond Court,
  • Leeds,
  • West Yorkshire
  • UK
  • LS1 2JZ
  • Tel (0113) 222 0022
  • Fax (0113) 222 0044
  • DX 26428 Leeds Park Square
  • Email : info@stewartslaw.com