Lucy Hoare - Solicitor

Lucy Hoare – former young solicitor of the year – hardworking and practical. Legal 500 2023

Contact Lucy: [email protected]

Call: 020 7556 2400

Lucy joined Levison Meltzer Pigott LLP in December 2022, having qualified as a Solicitor in 2016.

She specialises in high-net-worth cases often representing individuals in business and the media and entertainment industries.  Her cases frequently have an international element.

Lucy advises on the full range of family matters including financial disputes, divorce and civil partnership dissolution, cohabitation disputes and Schedule 1 applications, as well as enforcement in these cases as appropriate.

She also advises on and drafts pre and post nuptial agreements and has advised on nuptial agreements being entered in to in other jurisdictions. Her cases often span multi jurisdictions and the clients frequently have intricate financial arrangements including complex trust structures (often offshore).

Lucy has worked on ‘jurisdiction race’ cases and has experience of instructing Single Joint Experts to advise, including forensic accountants and actuaries. She has experience of enforcing financial orders including applications for passport orders and judgment summons. the full range of family matters including financial proceedings, divorce, pre and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and non-molestation and occupation orders.

She also has significant experience in children matters including contact, shared care arrangements, prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders, removal from the jurisdiction and cases involving relocation and abduction. She was accredited by the Law Society in 2019 in respect of Children Law and has acted on behalf of parents in many reported cases

Lucy prides herself on her ability to build personal relationships with her clients, helping them reach agreement wherever possible.  Lucy also has significant experience of litigation and is able to provide robust representation when necessary.

Lucy is a mentor for law students as part of the Kent Law School Professional Mentor Scheme

Recognition

Lucy Hoare is an exceptional solicitor, with a real knack for finding practical solutions to even the toughest of cases.” Legal 500 2024

A recent addition to the Levison Meltzer Pigott team, Lucy Hoare assists her clients with a broad range of matters in family law. Chambers HNW 2023 and Chambers UK 2024

Young Family Solicitor of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2017.

Lucy Hoare – former young solicitor of the year – hardworking and practical. Legal 500 2023

Lucy Hoare, is an exceptional solicitor. She knows her cases from the bottom up and has the intellectual and tactical nous that clients love’. Legal 500 2023

Lucy Hoare is a growing talent…..Lucy has become a formidable lawyer. She is fast, efficient and effective. One to watch.” Legal 500 2022

“…former young solicitor of the year proves that her accolade was not a flash in the pan. Dedicated and talented with a phenomenal work ethic.” Legal 500 2022

“Lucy Hoare is clear sighted and a very tough but very polite opponent, well respected, sensible, intelligent and diligent. Her case preparation is exceptional; she knows her cases inside and out” Legal 500 2022

Education

The College of Law, Bloomsbury: Legal Practice Course (2012 – 2014)

The College of Law, Moorgate: Graduate Diploma in Law (2011 – 2012)

University of Kent: BA Politics and International Relations (2007 – 2010)

Westcliff High School for Girls (2000 – 2007)

Career

Levison Meltzer Pigott (December 2022 – present)

Russells, Senior Associate (April – December 2022)

Russells, Solicitor (July 2019 – April 2022)

Hecht Montgomery, Solicitor (June 2016 – July 2019)

Hecht Montgomery, Trainee Solicitor (September 2014 – May 2016)

Fisher Meredith LLP, Paralegal (February 2013 – September 2014)

Lucy is a member of

Resolution

Women in Family Law

Publications

The value of pre-trial preparations in care proceedings – Lexis Nexis, 4.9.17

Janine Douglas
Lucy's Executive Assistant

Please email Janine at:
[email protected]

Janine's Direct Dial
020 7556 2410

Cara Lahnstein - Solicitor

“LMP consists of highly specialised litigators, always looking to obtain a proper settlement but fully prepared to strongly support their client’s case.” 

Chambers UK 2024

Contact Cara: [email protected]

Call: 020 7556 2400

Cara joined Levison Meltzer Pigott in June 2018 as a Legal Graduate. She then started her training contract with the firm in January 2019 and qualified as a solicitor in March 2021.

She advises on a range of family law matters, including divorce, financial settlements, pre and post nuptial agreements, private children law, interim remedies and enforcement.

Previously Cara worked as a legal intern with leading international law firms in Berlin, New York and London and has other significant work experience with charities Amnesty International and Save the Children.

She is a fluent German speaker.

Education

BPP Law School: 2017-18. LPC; University of Kent: 2014-17. LLB (Hons) Law; The Harrodian School: 2007-14

Career

Trained Levison Meltzer Pigott; qualified 2021.

Member

Resolution

Natasha Methven - Solicitor

” Natasha Methven is a great associate and is one of the best I have worked with. She is wise beyond her years, calm under fire, and has an impeccable work ethic.”
Legal 500 2024

Contact Natasha: [email protected]

Call: 020 7556 2400

Natasha joined Levison Meltzer Pigott in September 2021 on qualification as a solicitor.

She advises on a range of family law matters, including divorce, financial settlements, pre and post nuptial agreements, private children law, interim remedies and enforcement.

Natasha completed 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.

Natasha has a working proficiency in Spanish having studied the language as part of her university degree. She also achieved French A-Level and is conversational (although rusty)!

Recent Reported Cases

Re Z (No.5) Enforcement
04.03.2024

Recognition

“ Natasha Methven is a great associate and is one of the best I have worked with. She is wise beyond her years, calm under fire, and has an impeccable work ethic.Legal 500 2024

 

Education

BPP Law School: 2016-18. LPC (Distinction) and Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
University of Exeter: 2013-16. Theology with advanced proficiency in Spanish (2:1).
The King’s School Canterbury: 2008-13.

Career

Trained Wedlake Bell LLP; qualified 2021.

Ranjana Nair - Solicitor

LMP have established themselves as the foremost boutique matrimonial practice in London. They are notable for the high level of service they provide and they offer exceptional value for money.
Legal 500 2024

Ranjana joined Levison Meltzer Pigott in May 2024.

She advises on a range of family law matters, including divorce and separation, finances and children matters, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Ranjana completed her training contract with Charles Russell Speechlys , qualifying in August 2023 and gained further family law experience with a specialist Southeast England practice.

With a first-class degree in law from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) , Ranjana was an active member of the LSESU Hindu Society (Learning Co-ordinator:2018-2019) ; LSESU Human Rights Society (Secretary: 2018-2019) and she won the Blackstone Chambers Prize for Best Performance in Public International Law 2018-19.

Education

The University of Law : 2020-21. LPC MSc in Law, Business and Management (Distinction)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE): 2017- 20. LLB Law (First Class Honours)
Langley Grammar School: 2010 – 17

Career

Trained Charles Russell Speechlys; qualified 2023.

Thomas Mansfield Family Law Oct 2023 – May 2024

Daniel Green - Paralegal

 A boutique law firm with an experienced team that ‘brings the experience from the top names in the industry coupled with the dynamism of the younger partners’. 

Legal 500 2024

Contact Daniel: [email protected]

Call: 020 7556 2400

Dan has 14 years of experience working within Family Law. He began in the Clerks Room of 4 Paper Buildings in 2007 before joining the Principal Registry of the Family Division, now the Central Family Court. Working alongside barristers and judiciary provided Dan with a birds eye view of the Family Law spectrum and this very relevant experience has been invaluable since joining LMP in 2016.
Encouraged by the firm’s track record of supporting administrative staff to gain legal qualifications, Dan began his CILEx legal studies in 2017 which will lead to his qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive. He has already succeeded in achieving Associate Member of CILEx status and he is on course to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer by 2023.

The transition from clerk to paralegal has been a natural progression which has been accelerated as a result of the digital reforms within the court system. Dan has his finger on the pulse of all things HMCTS and is on hand to ensure that clients’ online legal procedures are managed smoothly and effectively.