2020 Spear’s Family Law Index – LMP founding partners once again recognised as “Top Recommended Family Lawyers”


The latest edition of the Spear’s Family Law Index was published online this week with Simon Pigott and Jeremy Levison recognised as “Top Recommended Family Lawyers”.

This is what the Spear’s research say about the featured LMP partners:

Simon Pigott

“For Simon Pigott there’s no such thing as a ‘good’ divorce, only ‘slightly less unpleasant’ ones.

‘No one goes through it with any sense of pleasure,’ he tells Spear’s. ‘As solicitors, our role is to understand that and recognise that for a lot of clients it is all-consuming and worries them hugely.’

It’s the sort of plain-speaking wisdom that has made Pigott’s firm an outlier. Co-founded by Pigott in 1998, it specialises solely in family law and continues to draw in big-money cases.

Despite expanding, the firm remains true to its boutique ethos. ‘We always do what’s best for them and it goes at a pace that suits them,’ he says. ‘We don’t want to fight unless we have to.”

Jeremy Levison

“‘Utterly brilliant’ and ‘one of the best family lawyers in the industry’ are among the testimonials from clients of Jeremy Levison.

The founding partner of his boutique has more than 40 years’ experience of complex financial disputes, especially those with an international dimension. His cross- border experiences led him to found the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 1986, which pools together legal expertise across 40 states to improve the overall quality of client service.

Levison, a member of the American Bar Association and the Central London Collaborative Forum, is also chairman of the Old Carthusian Art Society and owns a gallery in Bermondsey Street.”

The Spear’s Research Unit annually publishes its assessment of the UK’s leading family and divorce lawyers. In 2020, barristers were included for the first time.

See full indices here.


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