Lucy Stone QC

"Peerless in her attention to detail and care for her clients ... produces beautiful advocacy … so effective."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Tremendous attention to detail; meticulous preparation; highly persuasive advocacy; client care is second to none ...."

Legal 500 2021

"Brilliant mind, diligent, dedicated, highly experienced and knowledgeable. Proud to be represented by her. First class!"

Spear's 2021

Lucy Stone QC

"Peerless in her attention to detail and care for her clients ... produces beautiful advocacy … so effective."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Call: 1983

Silk: 2001

A consistently top-ranked financial remedy silk for over 20 years – astute, empathetic, meticulous in her preparation, always with the ear of the court.

Overview

Lucy acts in the most complex financial matters for individuals from all walks of life.  She cares very much about her clients, who come to her often at one of the most stressful times of their life.  Lucy believes passionately that her role as matrimonial counsel is to apply all her skills – legal and personal – to resolve an already distressing situation with the least additional pain, always mindful of the collateral damage that divorce invariably brings in its wake.  Sometimes litigation is inevitable; and in those cases, Lucy’s clients know that no page will go unread, no legal argument unexplored, to present their case to its maximum advantage.

Expertise

Highly numerate, with a meticulous eye for detail, Lucy is known for her exceptional preparation and realistic advice, and her easy manner towards both her professional and lay clients. In Court, she combines a mastery of her papers with powerful and persuasive advocacy. She believes that the most effective outcome is achieved by combining forcefulness with courtesy.

As well as financial remedy cases, Lucy regularly advises on and drafts nuptial agreements, and deals with claims under Schedule 1 and Part III, and with jurisdictional disputes.  She has dealt with numerous matters involving Jewish law, and the Beth Din. 

“At the top of her game and someone who is able to cut through the detail to find the nub of a case, and provide insightful leadership and focus in all matters." "She has a phenomenal legal mind and an ability to put clients at ease. She gives realistic advice firmly but in a way that still makes the client feel supported." "Lucy has a pragmatic, forensic mind. You can inundate her with her documents and she can extract the points that really count.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Peerless in her attention to detail and care for her clients, she produces beautiful advocacy that is so effective.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“Tremendous attention to detail; meticulous preparation; highly persuasive advocacy; client care is second to none and great empathy with clients.”
Legal 500 2021
“She’s very cool,’ says one lawyer of Lucy Stone, QEB’s eminent matrimonial silk ... [with] a number of landmark cases during her career.”
Spear’s 2021
“A brilliant team leader and client manager.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“She is an incredibly warm and empathetic individual who always follows up after cases to check on how the client is doing.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
RC v JC [2020] EWHC 466 Haskell v Haskell [2020] EWFC 9 XW v XH (Financial Remedies: Business Assets)[2020] 1 FLR 1015 Goddard-Watts v Goddard Watts (second application to set aside) [2019] EWHC 3367 (Fam) (27 November 2019) X (Number 4: Religious Differences: Shared Care) [2019] EWFC B81 (Number 4: Religious Differences: Shared Care) XW v. XH [2019] EWCA Civ 549; XW v. XH [2019] EWCA Civ 2262, [2020] 4 WLR 22 XW v XH (No 2) (Reporting Restrictions Order) [2018] EWFC 44 Family Court XW v XH (Financial Remedies) [2017] EWFC 76 (Fam) Ali v Ansar-Ali (Financial Remedies) [2016] EWCA Civ 781 Court of Appeal OY v AY (leave to remove) [2015] EWHC 3434 WA v The Estate of HA (Deceased) and Others (Barder application) [2015] EWHC 2233 Z v A (Financial Remedy after Overseas Divorce) [2012] EWHC 1434, Family Division Z v A (Financial Remedies: Overseas Divorce) [2012] EWHC 467, Family Division HJFG v. KCY (maintenance pending suit) [2011] HKCA 402 Court of Appeal, Hong Kong AR v AR (Treatment of Inherited Wealth) [2011] EWHC 2717 K v L (Non-Matrimonial Property: Special Contribution) [2011] EWCA 550, Court of Appeal Jones v Jones (latent potential, passive economic growth, non-matrimonial assets) [2011] EWCA Civ 41, Court of Appeal Gordon (Formerly Stefanou) v Stefanou (Barder application) [2010] EWCA K v L (Ancillary Relief: Inherited Wealth) [2010] EWHC 1234, Family Division S v S (No 2) (Ancillary Relief: Application to Set Aside Order) [2010] EWHC 2377, Family Division SR v CR (Ancillary Relief: Family Trusts) [2008] EWHC 2329, Family Division H v H (The Queen’s Proctor Intervening) (Validity of Japanese Divorce) [2006] EWHC 2989, Family Division C v C (Variation of Post-Nuptial Settlement: Company Shares) [2003] EWHC 1222, Family Division L v L (Leave to Remove Children from Jurisdiction: Effect on Children) [2002] EWHC 2577, Family Division Clark v Clark (Financial Provision: Conduct) [1999] 2 FLR 498, Court of Appeal F v F (Duxbury Calculation: Rate of Return) [1996] 1 FLR 833 Family Division

M.A. Cambridge University, Classics and Law.

  • Head of Chambers from 2007 to 2010
  • Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2010
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Previously served on the Bar Council and the Committee of the FLBA

Cross Border Divorce – Webinar for the Israeli Bar Association February 2021

Relationship Generated Disadvantage – Webinar for Kingsley Napley May 2020

Lucy practises from Israel – only a zoom click away during lockdown, and a day away in the post-pandemic world.

Lucy is married with one beloved son. Blessed with an ability to survive on little sleep, she combines a prestigious practice with a full family life.

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