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Julian was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1999 and joined the firm in November 2000. He became a partner in April 2007. Julian is a specialist family lawyer who has an impressive track record in dealing with complicated financial and children related disputes arising on relationship breakdown/divorce. Julian acts for domestic and international clients from all walks of life. He is regularly instructed in high-net-worth cases, many of which have an international dimension where it is important to get expert advice at an early stage due to potential jurisdictional issues. His cases often involve tracing assets and unravelling complicated financial issues including dealing with inherited wealth, offshore trusts, substantial business assets, companies, tax and pensions. He has considerable expertise in relation to the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements including from a number of high-profile, wealthy individuals. Julian has a conscientious approach and aims to provide a service of the highest quality. He takes care to ensure that his client's interests are properly protected whilst acting in a professional manner with sensitivity and discretion. He has an excellent understanding of the law and procedure and has an empathetic approach to the issues faced by his clients. Julian tries to find constructive and pragmatic solutions to the issues faced by his clients. He has acted for a number of clients in the media spotlight. He works closely with leading specialist family law barristers and forensic accountants to provide an expert bespoke solution for his clients. In January 2015, The Lawyer unveiled its nationwide Hot 100 list for 2015 naming this year's stand-out lawyers who it believes will help shape the legal profession. Julian Ribet of Levison Meltzer Pigott is one of three solicitors listed in the family and private client section. Throughout his career Julian has undertaken cases at all levels including the High Court, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords and has acted on behalf of parties in a number of leading cases which have changed or clarified the law including: Rabia v Rabia  EWCA Civ 1767; US v SR (No 3 needs)  EWFC 24; US v SR (No 2)  2864; US v SR  EWHC 175 (Fam); AM v SS  EWHC 4380; AC v DC and ors (No 2)  EWHC 2420 (Fam); AC v DC & ors (Financial Remedy: Effect of s37 Avoidance Order) (No 1)  EWHC 2032 (Fam). Julian is a member of Resolution. He is a Resolution-accredited specialist family lawyer with particular expertise in complicated financial cases and freezing injunctions and is a Resolution-trained all-issues mediator. He recently qualified as one of the country's youngest specialist family arbitrators and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Trained Ambrose Appelbe; qualified 1999; assistant, Levison Meltzer Pigott, 2000; partner, Levison Meltzer Pigott, 2007 to date.
Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association); Association of Lawyers for Children; Stonyhurst Association; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Stonyhurst College; Kingston University (1995 LLB Hons); College of Law Guildford (1996 LPC).
Cricket, tennis, rugby, classic cars.
London: Private client
Levison Meltzer Pigott ‘takes excellent care of its clients, has superb technical knowledge and provides a cost-effective service’. The ‘very impressive’ Simon Pigott and Julian Ribet ‘relish the difficult cases and get results’ and the ‘pragmatic’ Nicola Fletcher has a ‘good eye for detail’. Alistair Myles is ‘clever and approachable’ and Amanda Andrews is ‘balanced and calm’. Alison Hayes is ‘technically brilliant’. The firm has particular expertise in complex financial and international cases.