James Stewart

Contact Details

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

125 Wood Street


Chambers High Net Worth ‘Family Lawyer of the Year 2018’, James co-heads the Private Wealth group at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP. He qualified in England & Wales in 1990 and in Northern Ireland in 2012 and has specialised in matrimonial and family law since qualification. He is a Fellow, former Governor and Parliamentarian of the IAFL and is general editor of the definitive text on the field of comparative international family law, Family Law: A Global Guide (Thomson Reuters, fourth edition, 2018). He is a family arbitrator, a collaborative lawyer and one of a small group of leading family lawyers, QCs and senior judges who serve on the family law consultation board of Practical Law. Spear’s Magazine describes him as ’one of the most visible faces in UK family law.

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Areas: Adoption, Appeals, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Insolvency, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy

Return to profiles

© 2023 IAFL. All rights reserved.

IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Website by: