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She has a thoughtful, robust and individually tailored approach to legal issues.

Chambers UK 2019
About

Lois Langton is a family law specialist assisting clients with all aspects of family work. She is Head of Family Law at Howard Kennedy.

Acting for a number of high-profile and high-net-worth individuals, Lois has a particular expertise in dealing with complex financial remedy work involving multi-million pound matrimonial settlements.

Her work regularly involves tax, trust, off-shore, and corporate structures, with high-end divorce and financial remedy cases and pre- and post-nuptial agreements being the work Lois most frequently undertakes. She also advises on cohabitation, separation, and children matters (including adoption and surrogacy).

Lois jointly heads the firm’s Sport sector team and acts for and advises a number of individuals associated with the sports industry. In addition, Lois is part of the Private Wealth sector team. There is a frequent overlap between her roles across the Family, Sport, and Private Wealth teams.

Lois is a member of Resolution, Women In Football, the China Britain Business Council, and the 48 Group.

Recent work
  • Acting on a case involving off-shore and complex trust structures.
  • Acting on a case where there are Imerman issues arising from the removal of confidential information and advising as to related breach of confidence proceedings.
  • Acting on a case concerning the treatment of inherited property.
  • Advising on a case where one party brought committal proceedings against the other party for non-payment of maintenance.
  • Advising a commissioning couple in an international surrogacy.
  • Advising on various pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
  • UL v BK – successfully acted for the husband in the leading authority on freezing injunctions and other without notice applications.
  • Arbili v Arbili – successfully acted for the wife in a Court of Appeal decision on inherited property and Imerman.
  • DM and LK – acting on a surrogacy (enduring relationships and consent) dispute.
  • Simonon v Patricia Ronane Simonon – successfully acted for the former husband concerning the treatment of his royalties pursuant to the financial settlement on divorce.
Accolades
  • "The work she does is brilliant." Chambers UK 2021
  • "She is very good - she knows the papers and is on top of the details. She's very supportive of counsel and clients and she's a team player." Chambers UK 2021
  • Lois is ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2020 for Family/Matrimonial, HNW. She is particularly commended for her complex financial disputes work for high-profile clients and is praised for her "thoughtful, robust and individually tailored approach."
  • Lois is ranked in Chambers UK 2020, noted by clients for her, "no-nonsense, yet exceptionally warm and caring and understands the legal aspects of all the different areas of family law."
  • Lois is quoted in Legal 500 2020 for Family, London. She is recognised for her "considerable expertise in surrogacy matters and alternative family structures."
     
 
Did you know
Lois’ principal interests are football and ballet. An Arsenal season-ticket holder (home and away), Lois is also Chair of the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association.

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