Company

Stewarts

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Family Lawyers

Location

London

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

Sector Focus

Artists, Writers and Performers

Legal Advisory Services

Wealth Management & Private Banking

Geographical Focus

Australia

France

Hong Kong

United States

Customer Type

Solicitor

Debbie Chism

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 to settle 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 has spent more than a decade at Stewarts, and has a formidable reputation for working with complex issues that arise from divorce, ranging from asset valuation and 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 MI6, 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

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

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