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Lois 'was very supportive and I always felt she had a genuine understanding and sympathy for my situation. She was great at listening to me rant and then providing sensible but effective advice'.

Family/Matrimonial – UK, Chambers High Net Worth 2018
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
  • Lois is recognised in Chambers HNW 2019 for her full range of family law work, but is noted for her particular specialism in surrogacy matters. "She is no-nonsense, yet exceptionally warm and caring and understands the legal aspects of all the different areas of family law."
  • Lois is ranked in Chambers UK 2019 for Family/Matrimonial, London. "She is regularly engaged to handle high net worth divorces involving complex trust disputes and freezing injunctions, and is also well regarded for her expertise in surrogacy. One source notes: 'She has extraordinarily fine judgement and is a tough litigator'."
  • Lois is ranked in Chambers HNW 2018 for Family/Matrimonial, UK. She is described as "very good on knowledge and she's got a great way with clients". A client reports that "she was very supportive and I always felt she had a genuine understanding and sympathy for my situation. She was great at listening to me rant and then providing sensible but effective advice."
  • Lois is quoted in Legal 500 2018 for Family, London. She is described as "likeable, smart and a strong litigator".
     
 
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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