Family Law Advisory
Levison Meltzer Pigott LLP
As an inward investor to the UK, you will know that when it comes to dealing with your, or your family’s, legal affairs, you need a law firm that has an international outlook. Your private and business affairs may generate global legal issues that require the attention of and advice from advisors of the highest integrity, and who are sensitive to the nuances of your unique circumstances. Nowhere is this more important than in the field of family law, to include in relation to divorce or separation, and the financial consequences of the relationship breakdown, and in relation to the arrangements for your children.
Founded in 1998, Levison Meltzer Pigott LLP (known as LMP) has forged a reputation as one of the leading family law firms in the country. Our expertise and experience encompasses all areas of divorce and family law. We specialise in complex financial and international cases, including the location of hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures and complicated jurisdictional disputes. We understand the importance of your business interests and how to protect and maximise these assets for the benefit of all parties. We also have extensive experience resolving cases with substantial assets in the UK and around the world, including crypto-assets and pensions. We advise in relation to prenuptial agreements, separation agreements and, in relation to children, we can advise in relation to child arrangements, leave to remove (where one parent wishes to move abroad) and child abduction matters.
There may be several jurisdictions in which you (or your spouse) can start divorce proceedings. This is known as “forum shopping” – a topic of much greater relevance post-Brexit. Using our network of contacts in leading family law practices throughout the world, LMP ensures that you receive the appropriate advice tailored to your unique circumstances. This enables you to make an informed decision about where best to start proceedings.
We have acted in many ground-breaking reported cases. Clients and other law firms alike praise us for the quality of our legal advice, and the care and skill with which it is delivered. Year after year, prestigious directories such as The Spear’s 500, Chambers and Partners UK and the Legal 500 have recognised both the team and individual practitioners in the areas of family law and family mediation.
Credit for the firm is extensive. The latest edition of the Legal 500 refers to LMP as an “excellent specialist boutique firm” with “superb client care”. There is reference to LMP as “unafraid to take on the most complex cases; it handles these with aplomb”. Other directory quotes make reference to LMP as “one of the best in London”, “a powerhouse in terms of its work ethic” and as providing “exceptionally high standards of service to the client”.
Founding Partner Jeremy Levison “remains one of the best and most experienced lawyers in the family law world. He is a world-class strategist and has a real knack for predicting outcomes.”
Chambers UK describes founding Partner, Simon Pigott, as a lawyer who “really fights for his clients and is very good and analytical. He really understands finance too, and has a lot of international experience.” “He is diligent and immediately gains clients’ confidence.” “He is an excellent, outcomes-focused mediator.”
“Jeremy Levison and Simon Pigott are both extremely experienced leaders in the field. They have seen it all and so have all the answers.” Both Jeremy and Simon were listed in the ‘Top Recommended Family Lawyers’ category in The Spear’s 500 (2022).
Alison Hayes is described as being “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.” Other testimonials refer to Alison as “such a fighter”, “offering a personal touch with her approach and attitude” and “the go-to person for enforcement against offshore trusts”.
Partner Kate Stovold was recognised in the 2020 and 2021 Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’. She was also recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in 2022. “Kate Stovold is excellent. She manages her client’s expectations well and she adopts a bespoke and pragmatic strategy depending upon each client’s needs. Directories note her cases as “meticulously prepared” and that Kate is “calm and reasoned” and “enviably efficient”. She is a “joy to work with for her complete commitment and passion”.
Benjamin Stowe was also ranked as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Legal 500 2022. His client skills are described as “second to none”. “He is clever and pragmatic”. Benjamin is described as “very diligent and hardworking with a sound knowledge of the law.” “Clients love him for his calm manner with hard hitting tactics.”
For further advice and assistance please contact:
020 7993 4255