Chambers UK 2022 – LMP is leading Family/Matrimonial firm

The recently-launched directory Chambers UK Guide has ranked Levison Meltzer Pigott (LMP) once again as one of London’s leading Family practices.

The three senior partners, Jeremy Levison, Simon Pigott and Alison Hayes,  have all been recognised as “Top Ranked Lawyers”

This is what the researchers concluded:

What the team is known for

Strong family boutique servicing clients across the spectrum of private family law, with particular expertise in high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes involving asset tracing. Fields significant experience in divorce disputes with trust complications. Demonstrates valuable experience in prenuptial agreements. Offers further strength in private children issues, including those with an international element.

Strengths

An interviewee states: “Levison Meltzer Pigott do a good job of dealing with the sheer volume and complexity of information in cases. They really know what they’re doing with high net worth individuals and international business practices.”

Notable practitioners

Alison Hayes shows particular strength in acting on international children and finance matters, including wardships and high-value prenuptial agreements. Her cross-border practice also covers contentious consent orders and matters with parallel criminal proceedings.
Jeremy Levison enjoys an impressive reputation for his vast experience in handling divorce proceedings. His caseload includes multi-jurisdictional matters involving significant trust and tax structures. He also demonstrates prowess in financial remedy disputes that require property valuations.
Simon Pigott frequently acts for high net worth individuals in jurisdiction disputes and cases involving large-scale assets. He has additional strength in challenges to prenuptial agreements and maintenance orders. Sources highlight his additional strength in mediation.
“He really fights for his clients and is very good and analytical. He really understands finance too, and has a lot of international experience.” “He is diligent and immediately gains clients’ confidence.” “He is an excellent, outcomes-focused mediator.”

Co-parenting on separation – Kate Stovold writes for Vantage Point

LMP Partner, Kate Stovold, continues to write for Vantage Point, the community magazine in Farnham, Surrey. The focus of this latest article is co-parenting on separation

Kate recognises that the breakdown of a relationship has many consequences, including financial and emotional. Children can often be caught in the cross fire but it is important to shield them from the animosity as much as possible.

Kate says this: “I am pleased to again share my expertise in my home community and hope that my article provides support to families in need. Managing a strained family dynamic from the outset can pave the way for an easier and less turbulent separation. That must always be the aim and as a specialist family law solicitor, it is my goal.”

To read the article in full, please follow the link here.

Should you need any advice about child arrangements or family matters generally, please contact Kate: [email protected]

Simon Pigott shortlisted for the 2021 Spear’s Wealth Management Awards

Congratulations to LMP’s Managing Partner Simon Pigott who has made the shortlist for the category, “Lawyer of the Year- Family Law” in the 2021 Spear’s Wealth Management Awards. Simon is one of ten specialist lawyers nominated and you can access the full shortlists on the video posted on Linked In

The awards celebrate the cream of the private client world, crowning the best wealth managers, lawyers, property advisers, accountants, family office service providers and private banks relied upon by HNWs.

The winners of all the awards will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 23 November from 5:30PM.

Joe Colley and Natasha Methven – Two new Solicitors join the LMP team

We welcome Natasha Methven and Joe Colley as the latest additions to the LMP team.

Joe joins from Machins Solicitors LLP where he completed his training contract in 2020. Prior to this, he worked as a corporate paralegal for a prominent regional firm and gained significant experience from various other roles.

Natasha has joined us on the completion of her training contract with Wedlake Bell LLP. Previously she worked as an in-house paralegal with graze.com and enjoyed a number of work experience and vacation scheme opportunities with leading London law firms.

Simon Pigott explains why the LMP partners take recruitment at this level so seriously:
“We are delighted that Joe and Natasha have joined us. As a boutique firm, we benefit from being able to both attract and select recently qualified lawyers who have already made a commitment to family law and know they want to be part of a specialist firm.  Recruitment at this level is very important; these recruits are the future of the firm. We wish Natasha and Joe a very long and successful career with LMP.”