Malcolm Stevens

Consultant, Head of Family

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Malcolm Stevens is a consultant and Head of Family team. He is very experienced in family law and has been practising in this sector for over 25 years. He specialises in high net worth financial relief and Children Act matters. Malcolm is also a collaborative lawyer and a member of Resolution – an organisation of 6,500 lawyers in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

Malcolm has been a Partner in high street practices from 1980 to 2002, and from 2002 to 2009 in Hugh James. He is also a part time Chairman of Social Security Tribunal.


  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • High asset settlements
  • Child care cases

Career history

  • Trained: Cardiff
  • Qualified: 1977
  • Partner at Hugh James: 2002


The ‘very measuredMalcolm Stevens heads the team at Hugh James and is singled out for his vast experience across a range of family matters including ancillary relief and contact issues.
Legal 500

Malcolm Stevens is described as “bright, sensible and measured. He looks at the overall picture and weighs up the advantages” 


Malcolm Stevens is noted for his expertise in collaborative law. He focuses on the financial aspects of divorce, but is also adept at handling children law matters. “He can adapt his style to suit a case. He is tenacious, but will also be conciliatory when necessary,”

Malcolm Stevens, a ‘father figure’ of ancillary relief, acts in cases involving substantial assets, and is noted for his compassionate attitude to clients.
Legal 500

The “calm and authoritative” Malcolm Stevens is noted for his specialism in financial disputes, although he also regularly handles children matters. One source notes that “clients seek out his approachable but sound advice in difficult times and he guides them through with considerable aplomb.”
Chambers UK

Malcolm Stevens at Hugh James is very highly regarded for family law matters involving high-value assets.
The Legal 500

Malcolm Stevens is considered to be a “very charming lawyer who knows his work.”
Chambers UK

“Mr Malcolm Stevens represented me with my divorce case. He was recommended to me by a close friend of mine who works at Hugh James and I have since recommended him to several work colleagues. He was courteous and professional at all times and made me feel completely re-assured through what turned out to be a pro-longed case.”
Paula Hassett



  • Jones’ West Monmouth Grammar School
  • Reading University
  • Bristol University
  • College of Law, Chester
  • BA (Hons) History (1974)

What do you like to do outside work?

Rugby, golf and gardening.


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