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She is frighteningly smart, incredibly dedicated and understandably adored by her clients.

Chambers UK 2023

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.
  • Ranked Band 3, Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth, Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Lois is very tactical and absolutely brilliant with clients. She has a calming influence, always pragmatic and never dramatic." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "She inspires utter confidence, as she is incredibly knowledgeable and is always on hand to deliver advice promptly." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "There are few family lawyers with her depth and breadth of experience and knowledge, and Lois's commercial awareness is second to none." Chambers HNW 2023
  • Ranked, Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth, Chambers UK 2023
  • "She is frighteningly smart, incredibly dedicated and understandably adored by her clients." Chambers UK 2023
  • "As a tactician I think she's brilliant. She is also calm, pragmatic and unflappable. She inspires utter confidence." Chambers UK 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Family, Legal 500 2023
  • "A tour de force. Unflappable, the one you want in your corner." Legal 500 2023
  • "Lois Langton is simply brilliant at communicating with her clients and always provides clear advice." Legal 500 2023
  • "She has built a very competent and conscientious team who really work well together. They have excellent work and provide a fabulous service to clients." Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, TMT (technology, media and telecoms): Sport, Legal 500 2023
  • "Lois Langton is not only a fabulous lawyer but also a great team leader. She has earned a brilliant reputation as a tenacious litigator and has become the go to family lawyer for footballers and football agents. She is always able to identify the issues in the case and to be able to communicate clearly and concisely the next steps to the client." Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked, Family/Matrimonial: Ultra High Net Worth, Chambers HNW 2022
  • "She is amazing with clients and has an incredible bedside manner. She is one of the few family lawyers in the UHNW/HNW space that genuinely cares about her clients' outcomes, costs and wellbeing. She always puts her clients' best interests first and will work night and day to support them."
  • "Lois Langton is a big name in family law and deservedly so. She is very tactical and absolutely brilliant with clients." Chambers HNW 2022
  • Listed as Top Recommended Lawyer, Spear's 500 Family Law Index 2022
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private Client: Family, Legal 500 2022
  • "Lois is probably one of the most approachable family law partners we work with. She always creates time for us when required and adds humour to meetings where appropriate. She’s honest, responsive, helpful and supportive of our business." Legal 500 2022
  • "Lois – a brilliant lawyer with excellent client care skills" Legal 500 2022
  • Lois Langton is a force of nature. She attracts really interesting work particularly in the sporting sector and is extremely hardworking. She wins the loyalty of her clients and it is this that has enabled her to build such a fabulous practice. She really is a leader in the field." Legal 500 2022
  • Ranked, Family/Matrimonial, Chambers UK 2022
  • "Lois Langton is a wonderful family lawyer. Her tenacity when dealing with contentious matters is a great strength and she brings amazing strategy to all the cases she works on." Chambers UK 2022



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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