Managing Partner: Simon Pigott
Other Partners: Jeremy Levison, Alison Hayes, Julian Ribet, Alistair Myles, Laura Geraghty
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 7
Founded in 1998, Levison Meltzer Pigott (LMP) was one of the first niche solicitors’ practices specialising exclusively in family law. The firm has since doubled in size but has retained its reputation as one of the UK’s leading firms for divorce and family law.
Based in the City of London, close to St Paul’s Cathedral, Levison Meltzer Pigott is known for the quality of its service, first-class technical expertise and extensive experience. The partners are known for their ability to provide innovative solutions to client dilemmas some of which have led to changes to or clarification of the law.
There is a strong emphasis on work which has complex financial and international aspects. Such cases often involve locating hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures, and can often be further complicated by jurisdictional disputes. The firm’s success is founded on hard work, professionalism and dedication, as well as the experience and talent of an outstanding team.
The firm’s stated goal is to achieve what is best for its clients, whether through negotiation, mediation, collaborative law or if needed, court proceedings. The lawyers deliver realistic, cost-effective advice while retaining an understanding of its clients’ concerns and aspirations.
- Divorce & Separation
- Finance & Property
- The Family Business
- Paternity Disputes
- Pre/Post-Nuptial Contracts
- Cohabitation Agreements & Disputes
- Emergency Injunctions
- Pensions on Divorce
- International Cases
- Inheritance Act Applications
- Civil Partnerships
- Collaborative Law
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has always been at the forefront of legal developments in family law and offers as areas of expertise a sound track record in the following: divorce and separation, pre and postnuptial agreements, civil partnerships, cohabitation and the rights of unmarried couples together with all issues relating to children. The firm’s lawyers are particularly experienced in complex financial cases including those involving the treatment of pensions, property, Inheritance Act applications and family businesses. International cases are a significant part of the firm’s practice and a number of the partners are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, giving the firm access to an established network of divorce specialists in other jurisdictions.
There is a strong experience on work with complex financial cases, including the location of hidden assets, defending and challenging trust structures and complicated jurisdictional disputes. The partners, between them, are also trained in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, collaborative law and arbitration. UK and internationally based clients range from diverse backgrounds, including the City and commerce, sports professionals, industry, music, media, politics and the arts. The firm is acknowledged for its high level of client care and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues for clients sometimes living in the public eye.