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Lucy Stone is a big-money heavyweight with ‘extraordinary judgement’, a peer promises. The former head of chambers specialises in cross-border battles in jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, the US and the Isle of Man. The silk is optimistic about the state of the law, but 30 years’ experience has taught her that reform is crucial, especially in issues such as no-fault divorce and heterosexual civil partnerships. She is particularly passionate about the need for a rethink on the rights of cohabitees: ‘This must be given a proper statutory framework; the current position is a nonsense.’ Stone’s practice covers a wide range of family issues. She’s also expert in cases involving sharia law and Jewish law.

Lucy Stone QC