Firm Profile > Burgess Mee Family Law > London, England

Burgess Mee Family Law

Family Tier 4

Through its offices in Clapham Common and Hammersmith Burgess Mee Family Law exclusively advises on family law matters. Key strengths include advising on divorce and civil partnership dissolutions as well as financial remedy and private children disputes. The team is skilled at advising on pre- and post-nuptial agreements as well as on disputes between cohabiting partners. Antonia Mee and Peter Burgess head the team that is increasingly advising on complex cases with an international dimension. The team is expanding and was pleased to recently add Henrietta Thomas to its ranks from Camilla Baldwin.

Practice head(s):

Antonia Mee; Peter Burgess

Other key lawyers:

Henrietta Thomas; Kirsty Morris; David Lillywhite


Accessible and committed, the partners provide first-rate advice and strategy, supported by excellent assistants and associates‘.

Peter Burgess is one of the best there is. Accessible and down to earth, but with a huge brain and appetite to commit to his clients and their case’.

‘Peter Burgess, an outstanding lawyer in his own right, has built up an extraordinarily strong team‘.

Peter Burgess knows his stuff and is establishing himself as a skilled mediator‘.

Kirsty Morris is very impressive. She has excellent client care skills and fantastic judgement enabling her to offer sensible and pragmatic advice to clients‘.

Kirsty Morris – intelligent and robust. Gives clear and realistic advice‘.

David Lillywhite worked meticulously to ensure everything was prepared  for the trial‘.

The firm was started in 2013 by Peter Burgess and Antonia Mee, from top-ranked family practice Withers LLP.

The aim was to establish a firm that provided an equivalent service to City firms but at far more affordable prices. Their offices are based outside the city walls in London’s bustling residential areas where professionals and families live, namely in South-West, West and North London. Demand for the service has grown so that the firm now has 14 specialist family lawyers, a trainee solicitor, a team of paralegals and support staff, its own purpose-built offices in Clapham Common, an office in Hammersmith and Islington. All its lawyers have been trained at City or recommended practices. The firm also offers mediation with two mediators and collaborative law. The clients come from all walks of life: from City professionals, entrepreneurs, business people and those in the public eye to stay-at-home mothers as well as their spouses or partners. All are looking for expert advice for lower fees. There is a strong geographical focus on the London area which brings in an international client base. There has been demand since lockdown restrictions were eased, for face to face meetings at our offices, to which many of our clients live near.  This is encouraging for the future of the practice given the desire to locate offices in residential areas.

The firm: Burgess Mee Family Law is a specialist family law practice covering a whole range of domestic and international private family law work: divorce and financial remedy work, private law children disputes, cohabitation disputes and disputes between unmarried parents, domestic violence injunctions, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, surrogacy, and mediation and collaborative law.

Types of work undertaken: The firm has specialist experience in all aspects of divorce and separation, living together, disputes over money, parenting issues and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Burgess Mee has been described as ‘an excellent niche firm with intelligent and fair lawyers who go the extra mile and have the personal touch’. The firm provides ‘a really top-tier service at very competitive prices’. Peter Burgess is described as ‘very straight-talking’ and ‘impressive’. Antonia Mee has ‘excellent strategic insight’ and ‘an impressive intellectual prowess, matched with real humanity and compassion’. One source has described the firm’s culture as matching ‘the knowledge and ability you would want with any solicitor with the compassion and focus on the individual, which is vital in family law’.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partners Peter Burgess
Senior partners Antonia Mee
Number of UK partners : 4
Number of other UK fee-earners : 15

Equality and Diversity

Burgess Mee is committed to an all-inclusive work culture and does not tolerate any discrimination on the grounds of culture, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Burgess Mee values differences. The firm promotes and encourages ideas and growth within the team and acknowledges that, through diversity, innovation and progress can be achieved.

Burgess Mee is involved with the Drive Forward foundation, a foundation which supports care leavers and encourages social change. Some of the firm’s solicitors also volunteer their time at Peckham Citizens Advice Bureau.