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.

Specialising in the resolution of family law matters upon divorce and separation, 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 specialises in high-net-worth cases often representing individuals in business and the media and entertainment industries and their spouses/partners.  Her cases frequently have an international element and involve intricate financial arrangements including trusts.

She also advises on and drafts pre and post nuptial agreements and has advised on nuptial agreements being entered in to in other jurisdictions.

Lucy 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.

Lucy prides herself on her ability to build personal relationships with her clients, helping them reach agreement outside of the court arena wherever possible.  Lucy also has significant experience of litigation and is able to provide robust representation when necessary.  When it comes to enforcement, she has experience of enforcing financial orders including applications for passport orders and judgment summons.

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

Recent Reported Cases

Rotenberg v Rotenberg & Ors [2024] EWFC 185

Dmitry Tsvetkov v Elsina Khayrova [2023] EWFC 130 – The Judgment:
04.08 2023

Dmitry Tsvetkov v Elsina Khayrova [2023] EWFC 131 – The costs judgment:
04.08 2023

Recognition

“Lucy isan  astute, quick thinker who is invaluable to the team.” Chambers HNW 2024

“Lucy is excellent and all over the detail.” Chambers HNW 2024

“Lucy is a sound lawyer who’s got a lot of experience.” Chambers HNW 2024

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.