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Legal 500 2021 – LMP is a leading London practice for Family and Family Mediation


Legal 500, the annual legal research directory, has just published its rankings for 2021 and once again Levison Meltzer Pigott is recognised as one of London’s leading Family Law practices.
Jeremy Levison continues to be listed in the elite “Hall of Fame” table whilst Simon Pigott is recognised as a leading Individual. Kate Stovold as mentioned as a “Rising Star”. In addition, partners Alison Hayes and Associate Ben Stowe are recognised as other key lawyers and recommended in the editorial testimonials.
This is what the Legal 500 2021 says about the firm for Family:
Levison Meltzer Pigott has a strong focus on cases with complex financial and international elements, often involving locating hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures, and complicated jurisdictional disputes. The ‘excellent‘ team is also recommended for its expertise in pre-nuptial agreements, advising some of the richest families in the world on protecting their wealth in the event of marriage breakdown. Team head Simon Pigott is experienced in both the financial and children-related aspects of divorce. Jeremy Levison is skilled in advising high-net-worth clients on complex financial settlements. Practice head(s): Simon Pigott. Other key lawyers: Jeremy Levison ; Alison Hayes;  Kate Stovold; Benjamin Stowe.
‘Simon Pigott stands out for his huge experience and measured approach. He is the archetypal lawyer you would want on your side. Alistair Myles is a first-rate rising star partner. He has sensible and sound judgement.’

‘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, as well as up-and-coming partners who are likely to be the next leaders in their field’

‘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.’

‘Jeremy Levison puts clients at ease, and has immense knowledge and experience. Ben Stowe is bright, engaged and wise beyond his years‘

‘Alison Hayes is such a fighter and shows huge commitment to her clients. Kate Stovold is a joy to work with for her complete commitment and passion.

‘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‘

‘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‘

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

LMP and partner Simon Pigott are also recognised by Legal 500 for Family Mediation.

This is what the research concludes:

Simon Pigott heads the ‘fantastic mediation offering‘ at Levison Meltzer Pigott. He is a ‘first-rate mediator‘ and is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of divorce, whether the issues are financial or children related. He remains an accredited family mediator with an all issues practice, acting almost exclusively as a sole mediator.

‘Simon Pigott is a first-rate mediator – calm and assured‘

‘Simon Pigott has been doing mediation for such a long period of time and as a result is immensely experienced and knowledgeable‘

‘Simon Pigott is a highly experienced mediator and family lawyer of standing, respected by clients and peers alike‘

‘Simon works with complex financial issues and often high-conflict situations, wherever possible helping clients to find creative and workable solutions through mediation rather than recourse or return to the cost and uncertainty of court proceedings‘

‘A longstanding legal reputation and renowned for its personal concern and approach to client. The firm is known for giving a first-class service to each and every one of its clients and cases

‘LMP has a fantastic mediation offering (and general family law offering). On financial matters, it is one of the top practices to refer high-value or knotty issues. Simon Piggott achieves great results‘

‘The team is keen to ensure that there is a good fit between the client, the professional and the best process, whether that be through court, mediation or other means of resolution. It is highly respected within the field’


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