Lewis Powers


About Lewis Powers

Lewis secured an LLB, with honours, from Queen Mary University of London in 2013, before taking up a paralegal position with Josiah-Lake Gardiner in 2014.

His calm and relaxed manner both with clients and counsel, coupled with his keen interest in and aptitude for family law saw him being offered a training contract with Josiah-Lake Gardiner in 2015.

Lewis subsequently obtained his LPC from the University of Law (Bloomsbury) and graduated with distinction in 2017. In that same year Lewis was admitted as a Solicitor.

Most recently, The Legal 500 2020 ranks Lewis as a ‘Rising Star’ within the profession and quote ‘“Lewis Powers is bright and is on the up. He is efficient, hardworking and will go far”

Lewis is instructed to deal with all aspects of private family law and has particular experience dealing with:

  • cohabitation agreements & disputes;
  • pre-nuptial agreements;
  • financial issues/disputes; &
  • matters concerning the arrangements for children particularly those with an international element such as international relocation and acting for the Respondent in Hague Convention proceedings.

Lewis also continues to assist both Rebecca Gardiner and David Josiah-Lake with their cases.

Pro-bono work is important to Lewis and since 2018 he has been a supervising Solicitor at the award-winning Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre – providing free family law advice to the local community.

Lewis is also a member of Resolution.

Reported Cases

Lewis recently assisted Rebecca Gardiner in the successful and widely-reported Court of Appeal case Sharp -v- Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 concerning the correct approach to the division of wealth in a short marriage.


Since 2016, Lewis has been the Chair of LAGLA (LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association for England & Wales).