LMP because...

navigating uncertainty requires a safe and highly experienced pair of hands

Founding partners Jeremy Levison and Simon Pigott reflect on the strengths of their firm that has forged its reputation by a combination of hard work, professionalism and excellent client care.

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LMP because...

breaking up can hurt, emotionally and financially

BENJAMIN STOWE – PARTNER

Benjamin Stowe explains how the team at LMP recognise that separation and divorce can impact on all aspects of your life and, therefore, that the interplay between our advice and your personal circumstances is a sensitive one.

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LMP because...

relationships can change. If children are involved, it’s vital to prioritise and protect your family

KATE STOVOLD – PARTNER

Kate Stovold reports how the team at LMP will recognise each client’s individual aims and objectives, and tailor the specialist advice accordingly.

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LMP because...

you need a lawyer who will fight your corner all the way in court, if necessary

JEREMY LEVISON – PARTNER

Jeremy Levison reflects on a previous case that highlights the need for sound legal advice and a lawyer who will, if necessary, litigate hard for you in Court.

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LMP because...

you need someone who can handle complex financial and children issues when international jurisdictions collide

SIMON PIGOTT – PARTNER

Simon Pigott explains the need for quick and decisive action, and how the team at LMP can assist in these difficult and sensitive situations.

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LMP because...

rebuilding your life needs a solid foundation based on absolute trust

ALISON HAYES – PARTNER

Alison Hayes reflects on the importance of trust in the client-lawyer relationship and how, twinned with her specialist knowledge and expertise, she works together with clients to secure a positive outcome and bright future.

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Our purpose

Excellence, empathy and strength
in divorce and family law

We’re here to help you get through one of life’s most upsetting and painful experiences with the least amount of stress – legally, physically, emotionally and financially.

We do this through our vast expertise in highly complex family law, in the UK and abroad. Our work on ground-breaking high profile cases has led to changes, or clarification, of the law.

We offer exceptional value for the work we do. Don’t take our word for it, see what our clients and legal directories have to say about us below…

Your expert team

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  • Partners

  • Lawyers

  • Executive assistants

  • Administrators

Going above and beyond, expertise and professionalism define our team of lawyers.

  • Sara Robertson - Practice Manager

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2400

  • Zoe Jones - Accounts Manager

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2415

  • Harriet Shanahan - Receptionist

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2400

  • Sarah Brand

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2409

  • Sarah Chalmers

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2419

  • Felicity Cox

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2495

  • Janine Douglas

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2410

  • Lynne Shrimpton

    Email: [email protected]
    DDI: 020 7556 2408

  • Georgina McCluskey - Solicitor

    A small and perfectly formed team of top-class legal experts able to deliver a tailored top-drawer service to each and every client. Small but mighty.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Lucy Gatt - Solicitor

    A team that is experienced, managed meticulously and whose focus is entirely on the client as an individual.

    Chambers HNW and Chambers UK 2021

  • Cara Lahnstein - Solicitor

    This law firm offers a boutique and personal feel coupled with extensive experience. This allows clients to feel like they have a tailored service from a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm, where they may not have a regular point of contact on their case.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Daniel Green - Paralegal

    LMP stands out as a boutique firm offering high-quality advice without breaking the bank.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Jeremy Levison - Partner

    ‘Utterly brilliant’ and ‘one of the best family lawyers in the industry’. Top Recommended Family Lawyer.

    2020 Spear’s Family Law Index

  • Simon Pigott - Partner

    Simon’s experience, ability and sixth sense enabled him to quickly focus on issues and ensure that my case was presented to maximise the preferred outcome. He instils confidence in his clients and his preparation is brilliant.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Alison Hayes - Partner

    Alison Hayes is in a class of her own. Her judgement is spot on and she has the rare quality of being able to deliver firm and sometimes difficult advice with a humble and human approach which results in clients listening to her even when the advice is not what they want to hear. She is fearless but couples that with humility which makes her a joy to work with.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Kate Stovold - Partner

    Kate Stovold is a joy to work with for her complete commitment and passion.

    Legal 500 2021

  • Benjamin Stowe - Partner

    Benjamin is bright, engaged and wise beyond his years.

    Legal 500 2021

What people say about us

LMP is recognised as one of only 14 firms featured in the top tier of the 2020 eprivateclient Top Family Law Firms

“Levison Meltzer Pigott was one of the UK’s first firms to specialise solely in family law. It works on some of the most complex divorce cases involving international jurisdictions, wealthy or prominent individuals and complicated trust structures.”

The Times Best Law Firms 2021

“LMP has a brilliant team at both partner and associate level. It has senior partners who are amongst the most respected solicitors in family law.”

Legal 500 2021

"They are great - they are among the top boutique firms dealing with high net worth families."

Chambers HNW and Chambers UK 2021

“A small and perfectly formed team of top-class legal experts able to deliver a tailored top-drawer service to each and every client. Small but mighty.”

Legal 500 2021

“This law firm offers a boutique and personal feel coupled with extensive experience. This allows clients to feel like they have a tailored service from a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm, where they may not have a regular point of contact on their case.”

Legal 500 2021

A "team that is experienced, managed meticulously and whose focus is entirely on the client as an individual."

Chambers HNW and Chambers UK 2021

"has huge talent and serious expertise but is down to earth and enjoyable to work with."

Chambers HNW and Chambers UK 2021

LMP founding partners, Jeremy Levison and Simon Pigott, once again recognised as “Top Recommended Family Lawyers” in the 2020 Spear’s Family Law Index

“LMP stands out as a boutique firm offering high-quality advice without breaking the bank.” Legal 500 2021

Areas of expertise

LMP is a top-tier law firm.  Our expertise and experience covers all areas of divorce and family law, including those cases with an international element.  We also advise on cohabitation, paternity disputes and all issues relating to children

We specialise in complex financial and international cases, including the location of hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures and complicated jurisdictional disputes.

We advise and provide clear, pragmatic and highly valued legal expertise to a broad range of high net worth clients, entrepreneurs, politicians, sports and media personalities and professionals.

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Legal Terminology

Your options

  • Mediation

    Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without need for costly contested court proceedings. It involves using an independent third party – a specialist family mediator – to help the parties reach a fair and acceptable outcome.

  • Collaborative Law

    In the collaborative process, the clients and their lawyers work together in a series of meetings to achieve a fair and mutually acceptable solution to the issues in dispute.

  • Arbitration

    Arbitration is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution and involves the parties entering into an agreement under which they appoint an arbitrator to adjudicate their dispute and make an arbitral ‘award’. That award is legally binding.

  • Private FDRs

    A Financial Dispute Resolution Appointment (FDR) provides an opportunity for you to negotiate within the framework of Court proceedings and follows the exchange of financial disclosure. The FDR is designed to assist the parties narrow the issues between them and, if possible, reach an agreement.

  • Solicitor-led Negotiation

    In some cases, negotiations are conducted via the solicitors representing each of you, often in writing. You will alongside your solicitor throughout the negotiations to ensure that your objectives are met and that you position yourself fairly and sensibly in the negotiations.

  • Round Table Meetings

    A Round Table Meeting, at which both parties are usually represented, is designed to help you reach an agreement, whether in relation to financial matters or arrangements for the children, following discussion and negotiation.

  • Court

    In some cases, whether driven by a need for urgent resolution, or because alternative dispute resolution has been unsuccessful, an application to Court is necessary.

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