Stuart is head of the Family & Matrimonial department
Stuart became a partner in December 2013 and is now a director of Stuart D Hughes Limited, one of our corporate partners. He has specialised in the area of Family & Matrimonial law since qualification in 1993, is an accredited member of the Law Society Family Law Scheme and is an All Issues Mediator, trained by Resolution.
What can Stuart do for you?
Advising on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including marriage and civil partnerships, he has extensive experience in cases concerning divorce, financial remedies in divorce, separation, property disputes (whether solely or jointly owned) under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TLATA), disputes concerning children, including Child Arrangement Orders (living with and spending time with), specific issue / prohibited steps, injunctive relief (domestic abuse and financial proceedings), and advising un-married parents in Financial Provision (Children Act 1989) claims.
Stuart also advises on asset protection including Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements and Cohabitation / Living Together agreements.
What else should you know?
In his spare time, Stuart is a member of Bury Abbey Rotary Club and a member of Bury St Edmunds Rugby club.
What do others say?
Stuart ‘really fights his client’s corner. Tough and no nonsense and excellent on the law’.
Legal 500 (UK) 2023
Stuart is an exceptional operator who offers an unrivalled level of service, whilst offering his breadth of expertise and experience.
Chambers UK 2023
He has a tenacious approach and his attention to detail is second to none
Chambers & Partners (UK) 2019
Stuart, you have been epic and I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done for me
Client feedback, 2022
Thank you for the incredible work you have done for me at such short notice
Client feedback, 2023