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Levison Meltzer Pigott is one of the UK’s leading firms of solicitors specialising in all aspects of divorce and family law.
The firm: Founded in 1998 by Jeremy Levison, the late Claire Meltzer, and Simon Pigott, Levison Meltzer Pigott (LMP) was one of the first niche solicitors’ practices specialising exclusively in family law.
The firm has since doubled in size. Alison Hayes joined the firm as a partner in April 2002. In 2007, Nicola Fletcher joined the partnership and Julian Ribet was promoted to partner. In 2015 Alistair Myles was promoted and the current number of partners at Levison Meltzer Pigott is six.
The firm with its 11 fee-earners, based in the City of London, close to St Paul’s Cathedral, is consistently recognised as one of the country’s pre-eminent firms of family law solicitors. Levison Meltzer Pigott is known for its regular work on complex, cutting-edge financial and children cases.The partners are selected for their ability to provide innovative solutions to client dilemmas, some of which result in changes to, or clarification of, the law in particular areas.
The firm’s success is founded on prodigious 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 clients’ concerns and aspirations.
Types of work undertaken: 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, paternity disputes, civil partnerships, treatment of pensions, 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 speciality with Jeremy Levison a founder of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) and other partners members of the IAFL, giving the firm access to an established network of divorce specialists in other jurisdictions. The partners are also trained to put to use the alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and collaborative law.
There is a strong emphasis on work with complex financial and international aspects, including the location of hidden assets, defending and challenging trust structures and complicated jurisdictional disputes.
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.
Breakdown of work % Family and divorce 100
Number of UK partners 7
Number of other UK fee-earners 4
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