Lucy Stewart-Gould

Partner  |  Stewarts

England & Wales


Dispute Resolution or Arbitration

Family and Matrimonial

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

After receiving my undergraduate degree from UCL I attended law school in London and went on to train at Withers, qualifying into the family law team. I practised in Hong Kong and on returning to London joined Stewarts in 2014. I specialise in the most complex and high value matrimonial disputes. Cases will involve international issues, complex business and/or trust structures and, often, privacy and media considerations.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

For colleagues, Manicomio near St Paul’s - a great location for everyone in the City, relaxed atmosphere for breakfast or lunch and good food.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

“We’ll see.” Things going well - we’ll see; things going badly “we’ll see”; life is dynamic and nothing stays the same forever. Closely followed by “If there’s food - eat it, if there’s a loo - use it, and if there’s a car - get in it. Then you’ll always be where the action is happening and ready to get stuck in.

What was your first job?

Waitress - client care under pressure

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield. Incredibly wise - it keeps my natural litigator in balance and

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

The delays in the court system are becoming even more acute. For HNW and UHNW clients I anticipate a renewed push for arbitration in family law matters in order to avoid long drawn out litigation (and the lack of privacy which comes with it).

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