About GT Stewart
“every client matters”
GT Stewart was set up in 2003 by a group of lawyers committed to fighting for clients whether they could pay privately or needed legal aid. We could see that the climate was changing both for the law and publicly funded work. Law firms would need to change with the times to survive.
Central to this was going to be well trained adaptable lawyers who had the skills and tenacity to withstand a greater antipathy to those who represented people accused of crime generally and especially if it was funded at the public’s expense.
We focused on advocacy throughout the case and continuity of representation. We developed IT and case management systems to stay ahead of our competitors. We created specialist teams who did one type of law and then we expanded into complementary areas. Along the way we were asked to take on board lawyers from other firms who no longer wanted to continue with legally aided work – if they were good enough we did.
Today the firm has over 175 staff across a national network of offices. It has been nominated and shortlisted for many legal awards. It is proud to be recommended in the leading legal directories – Chambers UK and the Legal 500.
Most recently it took on the highly regarded team at FMW Law in Hammersmith to continue this expansion – we believe bigger is stronger as long as we do not forget that every client really does matter.