LMP supports Good Divorce Week

The team at Levison Meltzer Pigott is proud to support Good Divorce Week 2021.  Resolution’s campaign, running from 29 November – 3 December, aims to “kickstart a national conversation about how parents can embrace a child-focused approach to separation.”

As specialist family lawyers, the LMP team understands that separation can be an upsetting and difficult experience.  We recognise the problems faced by separating parents and the impact that their separation has upon their children.

At LMP, we acknowledge the importance of the co-parenting dynamic notwithstanding a relationship breakdown.  The path is not always easy, however, and we can provide advice and guidance to ease the transition.

We also recognise that all parents love and care for their children and want what is best for them.  We are therefore pleased to promote Resolution’s ‘Parenting Through Separation Guide’.  This free resource contains information, advice and support to help parents in their parenting journey through separation, divorce and beyond.

To show our support for Resolution’s campaign throughout this week, and to promote the Guide, members of the LMP team will be sharing top tips and advice, as well as commenting on key issues for separated parents.  Topics will include navigating the co-parenting relationship, communication and options on separation.

Kate Stovold, Partner, comments:

“Resolution’s constructive approach to family issues with a focus on the best interests of the child is embodied in the Parenting Through Separation Guide.  Co-parenting after separation is not an easy path to tread, both in the immediate aftermath of separation and as families adapt to independent households, different parenting styles and new relationships.  This week’s campaign provides considerable advice and support, with headlines and highlights for families and practitioners alike to digest.  At LMP, we are pleased to support Good Divorce Week 2021 and hope the campaign brings about positive changes for separating couples.”  

The LMP team advocates #ABetterWay.

For a copy of the Parenting Through Separation Guide, please click here:

 

Kate Stovold – on Women in Law panel for her former school

On 23 November, LMP Partner Kate Stovold joined a panel of women to speak about her career in Family Law. Hosted by Woldingham School, where Kate studied for her GCSEs, the virtual event saw the meeting of successful lawyers working in the US, Hong Kong and London. Each woman shared the story of their journey from leaving school to present day providing careers advice and tips along the way. Following introductions, students had the opportunity to ask questions.

Speaking after the event, Kate notes:

“Growing up, I didn’t know anybody working in the law. I had no contacts; no connections. I had to create opportunities for myself, whether making endless applications for Training Contracts, pushing firms for work experience or thinking outside the box to enhance my CV.

That I am now in a position to give back gives me great pleasure. Whether speaking at an event like the one hosted by Woldingham, meeting a student to chat through their CV or offering work experience, each opportunity makes a difference to a young and aspirational lawyer.

Whilst increasingly difficult to remember my school days, I am confident that had this opportunity been presented to me, I would have grabbed it with both hands!”

Kate is looking forward to supporting future events at Woldingham School and hopes for in-person networking on the next occasion.