TWO EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN LEVISON MELTZER PIGOTT

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you looking to work in a dynamic and well-respected team?

Do you want to push yourself in a boutique practice that prides itself on excellence and commitment to client care?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Levison Meltzer Pigott LLP is a boutique family law practice operating front and centre in the industry, with a commitment to excellence in all we do.

We are recruiting for two roles:

  1. A solicitor of 4-5PQE with an appetite to be pushed and encouraged in their personal career development and who has worked in family law since qualification.
  2. A paralegal with 12 months+ family law experience.

The successful candidate in each position will be exposed to high quality work, with opportunities to work alongside the partners of the firm and as a member of the LMP team. You will work on both financial and children cases, with experience in both areas a prerequisite for the role. Other areas of your practice will include Schedule 1 and FLA proceedings and nuptial agreements. In all cases you will work alongside the well-known names at the Bar.

Solicitor and paralegal alike, you will be actively encouraged to take the initiative in supporting the firm’s marketing and business development.

To apply for either position, please email your CV and a short covering letter in support of your application to [email protected]

Please specify your preferred role when submitting your application.

Strictly no agencies, please.

Salary: competitive.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022

Chambers HNW Guide 2022 – LMP once again recognised as leading firm for Family/Matrimonial

Levison Meltzer Pigott (LMP) and partners Jeremy Levison, Simon Pigott, Kate Stovold, and Benjamin Stowe are ranked in the recently launched Chambers High Net Worth 2022. Congratulations to Kate and Ben who enter the tables for the first time as “Up and Coming”. Jeremy as Senior Statesman and Simon ranked in Band 1 continue to be recognised as leading lawyers but this year in the newly formed Ultra High Net Worth table. Simon also appears in the Spotlight table for mediators.

The Guide, now in its seventh year, has always featured LMP, and the firm is pleased to be included again this year. Ranking the leading lawyers and law firms specialising in advising HNW clients, the Guide also features feedback from clients and peers.

This year’s Guide includes the following testimonials:

“They would be one of the firms that I would recommend friends and family to. They are completely on top of matters and really easy to deal with”

“They are a longstanding respected boutique firm; they are the kind of firm you’ll feel comfortable referring clients to. They are sensible lawyers that know what they’re doing”

 

Individual Lawyer quotes include:

Simon Pigott:

“Simon is very, very experienced, very knowledgeable and very collaborative. He’s seen it all before which makes him very unflappable”

“If you were a client, you would find his manner very reassuring”

 

Jeremy Levison:

“He is as very experienced operator.”

“An incredible lawyer.” “Very charismatic.”

 

Kate Stovold:

“She’s got all the qualities you want in a lawyer: she’s so hardworking and dedicated to her clients, she’s not afraid of a fight and she approaches everything analytically”

“She is one of my favourite people to work with. She is very, very easy to work with, pragmatic and well prepared. She is intelligent, nice to deal with and fantastic with clients”

“Kate Stovold is dazzlingly smart; her knowledgeable judgement really shines on a case” 

“Kate Stovold is absolutely amazing”

 

Benjamin Stowe:

“He’s got a really bright future. He is unflappable, so hardworking and gets to grips with complicated facts quickly”

“He’s so calm under pressure, he’s really efficient and good at providing sensible advice. He makes clients feel reassured and understood”

All five LMP partners feature in the Spear’s Family Law Index 2022 for the best family lawyers for high-net-worth clients

Congratulations to Jeremy Levison, Simon Pigott, Alison Hayes, Kate Stovold and Benjamin Stowe on being recognised by the, just published, Spear’s Family Law Index 2022. This is the first time that all the partners at Levison Meltzer Pigott have been included in this annual ranking of divorce lawyers specialising in HNW clients.

Jeremy and Simon are recognised as “Top Recommended”; Alison, Kate and Ben are “Recommended”.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

You can access the full Spear’s Family Law Index 2022 here.

Kate Stovold shortlisted for two Citywealth Future Leaders Awards

Congratulations to Kate Stovold who has been shortlisted in not just one, but two categories in this year’s Citywealth Future Leaders Awards.

We are delighted that Kate is one of six recommended for the category of “Family Lawyer of the Year – Partner” and one of only four nominated for “Outstanding Individual of the Year”

The awards, now in its seventh year, champion young professionals in the wealth sector and highlight leaders under forty. This recognition programme is run by media company Citywealth, which aims to connect global private wealth management professionals and private client experts. The awards promote a philosophy of supporting future leaders who excel at work but who also make an important contribution to society.

The shortlist is based on submissions, judges’ recommendations and editorial research. There is also an opportunity for clients and peers to support Kate’s nominations by visiting the voting page on the Citywealth website.

Please note that voting closes on 30 September 2022 and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on 16 November 2022

                 

LMP dons its trainers again for the London Legal Walk on 28 June 2022

Team members from Levison Meltzer Pigott are excited to be joining the 10,000 walkers signed up to take part in the London Legal Walk.  This is a 10km sponsored walk through Central London.

The aim of the London Legal Walk is to raise funds for South West London Law Centres, these working in partnership with advice services in London to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the county.

LMP partners Jeremy Levison together with his wife, Kathryn, and Kate Stovold are pleased to be taking part, together with fellow LMP colleagues: Cara Lahnstein, Daniel Green, Sarah Stower and Felicity Cox.

You can support the LMP team as they walk around Central London by donating via the team’s fundraising page.

Jeremy Levison honoured for “Lifetime Achievement” at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022

Congratulations to LMP founding partner Jeremy Levison, who was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at last night’s Citywealth Magic Circle Awards dinner.

For over 16 years Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards have been attracting the leading professionals from the top firms in the wealth management sector, recognising their achievements and celebrating their triumphs in the heart of London.

Jeremy was accompanied at the live event by fellow LMP partner Kate Stovold

                                                          

LMP dons its trainers for the Guildford Legal Walk on 9 May 2022

Levison Meltzer Pigott is one of 37 teams signed up to take part in the Guildford Legal Walk. This 10km sponsored walk through the Surrey countryside will be led this year by His Honour Christopher Critchlow, the High Sheriff of Surrey.

The aim of the Guildford Legal Walk is to raise funds for South West London Law Centres, these working in partnership with advice services in Surrey to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the county.

LMP partner and local resident Kate Stovold is pleased to be taking part, together with her husband Darren and fellow LMP lawyers Cara Lahnstein and Natasha Methven.

For Kate and the LMP team, the Guildford walk is the warm-up for the later London Legal Walk taking place on 28 June and for which 525 teams have already signed up.

You can support the LMP team as they walk the Surrey countryside by donating via the team’s fundraising page.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – Kate Stovold writes for Vantage Point

LMP Partner, Kate Stovold, continues to write for Vantage Point, the community magazine in Farnham, Surrey, with a focus in this latest article on the options available to facilitate financial settlements upon separation or divorce.  

Kate recognises that the divorce creates much uncertainty, particularly with an eye to the unravelling of family finances. Clients want to avoid Court, and with it the emotional and financial costs of litigation.  Understanding that there are other options available is often a great relief to clients.

Kate says this: “Once again, I am pleased to share my expertise in my home community and hope that my article provides a helpful summary of the varying options for ADR.  If I can keep clients from the Court door, I will.”

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

Should you need any advice about finances on divorce, or family matters generally, please contact Kate: [email protected]

Levison Meltzer Pigott features again in The Spear’s 500

Partners Jeremy Levison, Simon Pigott and Alison Hayes are recognised in the 2022 edition released earlier this month.

“Utterly brilliant” founding partner Jeremy Levison is recognised in the ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyers’ category.  Jeremy, a passionate art and car collector, is described as “one of the best family lawyers in the industry” with experience of complex financial disputes, especially those with an international dimension.

Simon Pigott, founding partner, is also recognised in the ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyers’ category.  Simon, who operates a busy mediation practice alongside the traditional ‘big money cases’ is noted for his “plain speaking wisdom”.

Alison Hayes is recognised in the ‘Recommended Family Lawyer’s category and is commended as a lawyer who “searches for constructive outcomes wherever possible to avoid litigation”.

The Spear’s 500 celebrates and champions excellence in business. The team at LMP therefore congratulate the senior partners for their repeated inclusion in this elite directory.

LMP supports Family Mediation Week

Organised by the Family Mediation Council (FMC), Family Mediation Week (17 – 21 January 2022) is an opportunity to raise awareness of family mediation and its benefits to separating families.

The team at LMP is in full support of Family Mediation Week and applauds the goal of the campaign being to “let more people know about the benefits of family mediation and encourage separating couples to think about family mediation as a way of helping them take control, make decisions together and build a positive future for their family.”

The lawyers at LMP recognise the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and opportunities to resolve family disputes out of Court.  Our website shares information about mediation, collaborative practice, arbitration, private hearings and round table meetings.

LMP’s Managing Partner, Simon Pigott, has a busy mediation practice and he says:

“Mediation is now an integral part of family law work – thankfully! While not for every couple’s circumstances, mediation provides a refreshing alternative to the more traditional and adversarial approach. Skilful mediators will offer options and alternatives with a view to finding solutions; they will provide a safe and constructive environment for the discussions; they will at all times be impartial and neutral. To be able to find a common ground will enable the couple, indeed the wider family, to manage better the consequences of the end of their relationship.”

Should you have any mediation enquiries, please contact Simon ([email protected]).  For general enquiries, please contact any member of the LMP team.  We are here to help with your enquiries in a sensitive and efficient way.