The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work 020 7556 2400
Fax 020 7556 2401

Simon Pigott

Work 020 7556 2400
Levison Meltzer Pigott


Founding partner specialising in all aspects of divorce and family law, including complex financial issues and children. Accredited and practising family mediator, a qualified and practising collaborative lawyer and has a special interest in resolving disputes concerning children. Contributor ‘Rayden and Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters’, 17th ed. Has lectured for the College of Law and was one of the first family law mediators trained by the Family Mediators Association. Chair of the Association 1995 and 1997, and vice-chair of the United Kingdom College of Family Mediators 1996 and 1998. Simon was shortlisted for the prestigious Family Law Awards 2014 in ‘Family Law ADR Practitioner of the Year’ category. In 2015 he was nominated as one of the best family lawyers in London for the Family Law Index, published by Spear’s, a magazine for high-net-worth individuals and their advisors.


Articled Wright Webb Syrett, qualified 1982; founding partner Levison Meltzer Pigott 1998 to date.


Resolution; American Bar Association (Family Section); Family Mediators Association; fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Central London Collaborative Forum.


Mill Hill School; University of Southampton (1977 BSc Hons).

London: Private client


Within: Leading individuals

Simon Pigott - Levison Meltzer Pigott

Within: Family

Levison Meltzer Pigott has ‘professionalism and compassion in equal measure. It is a long-established and highly regarded firm that is small enough to be personal but with some top-tier hitters amongst its members’. Jeremy Levison is ‘fiercely bright but also utterly charming. If a case needs a fight, he is the solicitor you would want in your corner’. Simon Pigott is ‘highly intelligent and utterly reasonable. His avuncular style and caring concern make the difference to clients time after time. He knows when to fight a point and when to gracefully move matters to a conclusion’. Julian Ribet is ‘a leading financial remedies lawyer and one of the big hitters. He deals with cases with lots of zeros on the asset schedule’. The ‘steelyNicola Fletcherhas commercial savvy and knows how to present her clients at their best’, and Alistair Myleshas quickly become one of the best in his field. He is very assured with clients, gives realistic advice and fights very hard when necessary’. Alison Hayesreally goes that extra mile for her clients, and is completely client-focused’. Amanda Andrews is now at Winckworth Sherwood LLP.

[back to top]

Family: mediation

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Pigott - Levison Meltzer Pigott

Within: Family: mediation

Levison Meltzer Pigott is ‘an outstanding firm with an excellent commitment to client care; it has retained its "family feel" and produces excellent results’. Simon Pigott is particularly highly rated for financial mediation, and makes clients feel ‘comfortable with him as he puts them at ease at an early stage of the proceedings. He is confident, calm, charming and personable’, ‘knowledgeable and experienced’, and ‘determined to get the best for his clients with the minimum of fuss’. Julian Ribet has ‘a strong sense of justice, and clients love him’.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

    Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.  labor_law_in_nicaragua
  • Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

    What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?
  • Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform

    In recent years, the country ́s the government has been committed to improving Taxation in Nicaragua and attempting to follow the legislative model used by some of the other countries in the region. Starting January 1st, 2013, a new tax law (Law No. 822, Tax Concertation Law) came into force in and completely changed the taxation system in Nicaragua. Two years later a new law was issued by the National Assembly containing more than 80 amendments, additions and repeals (Law No 891) which came into force December 18th, 2014.