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Company

Stewarts

Position

Partner

Index

Legal Directory & Hommes d'Affaires

Family Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Big-money cases

Complex family matters

Cross-border

Divorces

Financial matters

Financial remedies

High-profile cases

High-value cases

International cases

Matrimonial

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Client types

Business owners

Celebrities

Entrepreneurs

Families

High-profile clients

HNW

International non-doms

Geographical focus

United States

Hong Kong

France

Australia

Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services

Artists, Writers and Performers

Wealth Management & Private Banking

Profile

Debbie Chism

Description

Spear's Review

One of the most respected family solicitors in London, Debbie Chism is known not only for winning fierce court battles, but also for devising creative out-of-court methods for complex disputes. 'It's always best to find a solution that both parties can live with,' she says.

The former Manches partner and Spear's Wealth Management Award winner, who’s spent more than a decade at Stewarts, has a formidable reputation for working with complex issues that arise from divorce, from asset valuation, business interests to trusts and wealth protection structures.

When previously asked about her clients, she joked with Spear’s, saying, ‘If I were to tell you who I act for, a bit like James Bond and MI5, I’d have to kill you.’ Discretion is a serious business, as her clientele often includes high profile HNWs, as well as one who had ‘the same job as James Bond’ (whose only fear was his soon-to-be ex-wife).

Adviser Profile

Debbie Chism's leading national reputation in family law is built on over 20 years' experience advising high net worth individuals ranging from entrepreneurs to royalty. She successfully represented the wife in the landmark 2019 Court of Appeal case (XW v XH) which garnered national press attention and was hailed as a critical win for gender equality in divorce.

Clients heap praise on Debbie's approach and creativity in achieving results for her clients – she has been described as being able to 'see solutions that others can't' and, as one client put it, 'If you have a difficult divorce, as far as I can tell, there is nobody better in London than her. She's clear, she's strategic – what more could you want?'

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2021, Family Lawyers

Email

dchism@stewartslaw.com

Phone

0207 822 8000

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