Portrait of Max Lewis

Max Lewis

Year of Call 2002

Professional Practice

Max’s practice covers all issues of Family Law, with a particular emphasis on matrimonial finance and Schedule 1 cases, often involving substantial and complex assets spread over various jurisdictions. He has a particular interest in company and trust issues, matters involving disputes over chattels, as well as disputes with a religious element to them, particularly the Get.

Max is a qualified Arbitrator, and also accepts cases on a public access basis.

  • Recommendations

    “Highly recommended”
    Legal 500 2020
    "A smart, quick-thinking advocate who deals with clients and opponents alike with a unique blend of grace and tenacity." "He's the consummate professional, who I rate as much for his cool head and ability to settle matters as for his undoubted advocacy skills. He has a fearsome intellect, but is also practical and empathetic."
    Chambers and Partyners 2020
    "Max is an exceptional lawyer, who is extremely intelligent and personable." "He is a robust and excellent advocate."
    Chambers and Partner 2019
    ‘He instils great confidence.’
    Legal 500 - 2018
    “An exceptional and astute barrister”
    Legal 500 - 2017.
    “A genius who forensically examines every aspect of a case and has a phenomenal memory.”
    Legal 500 - 2016
    “Max is always well prepared and a real pleasure to work with. A punchy advocate who possesses great judgment and a superb bedside manner. A very promising junior.”
    Ruben Sinha - Vardags
    “Max is a robust and determined advocate. He has a good grasp of the financial territory and an ability to press his point home. He is a pleasure to work with; very hands on and always responsive.”
    Barbara Simpson - Boodle Hatfield
  • Notable Cases

    • Akhter v Khan and the Attorney General
      [2019] 1 FLR 575
    • Alireza v Radwan
      [2018] 1 FLR 1333
    • K v K (nullity: bigamous marriage)
      [2017] 2 FLR 1055.
    • NR v AB (financial remedies)
      [2017] 1 FLR 1030
    • Montalto v Popat and others
      [2016] EWHC 810 (Ch)
    • P v P (variation of post-nuptial settlement)
      [2016] 1 FLR 437
    • Mann v Mann
      [2014] 2 FLR 928.
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Max regularly lectures on a wide range of family law issues (predominantly family finance, company valuations, TLATA and recently on “Silver Separators”) and has several journal articles published in Family Law and elsewhere.

  • Personal Information

    University College School; Jews’ Free School; University of Bristol – BA(Hons); City University – PgDL; Inns of Court School of Law – BVC; David Karmel Entrance Award (Gray’s Inn); Denise Pannick Scholarship (Gray’s Inn). Max is married with three children. When not working, Max enjoys travel, literature, good food and wine, and films by the Zucker brothers.


  • Associate member of Resolution