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Levison Meltzer Pigott

Family Tier 2

Levison Meltzer Pigott has a strong focus on cases with complex financial and international elements, often involving locating hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures, and complicated jurisdictional disputes. The 'excellent' team is also recommended for its expertise in pre-nuptial agreements, advising some of the richest families in the world on protecting their wealth in the event of marriage breakdown. Team head Simon Pigott is experienced in both the financial and children-related aspects of divorce. Jeremy Levison is skilled in advising high-net-worth clients on complex financial settlements. Julian Ribet, who is also a Resolution-trained all issues mediator and family arbitrator, routinely handles matters such as obtaining freezing orders and tracing assets in different jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):


‘Simon Pigott stands out for his huge experience and measured approach. He is the archetypal lawyer you would want on your side. Alistair Myles is a first-rate rising star partner. He has sensible and sound judgement. Julian Ribet is prepared to fight his client’s corner. He is renowned in high-value cases and totally passionate about this area of work

LMP has a brilliant team at both partner and associate level. It has senior partners who are amongst the most respected solicitors in family law, as well as up-and-coming partners who are likely to be the next leaders in their field’

‘A small and perfectly formed team of top-class legal experts able to deliver a tailored top-drawer service to each and every client. Small but mighty. Alistair Myles is fantastic and one of my go-to recommendations. He cuts to the issues quickly, isolates the key points and is all over the detail. A partner already, he will become more and more of a name as time goes on’

‘Jeremy Levison puts clients at ease, and has immense knowledge and experience. Ben Stowe is bright, engaged and wise beyond his years

Alison Hayes is such a fighter and shows huge commitment to her clients. Kate Stovold is a joy to work with for her complete commitment and passion. Laura Geraghty has a huge work ethic and is very bright’

‘Alison Hayes is 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

This law firm offers a boutique and personal feel coupled with extensive experience. This allows clients to feel like they have a tailored service from a small firm with the experience and knowledge of a larger firm, where they may not have a regular point of contact on their case

‘LMP stands out as a boutique firm offering high-quality advice without breaking the bank. Laura Geraghty combines good sense with a fantastic work ethic

Family: mediation Tier 2

Simon Pigott heads the 'fantastic mediation offering' at Levison Meltzer Pigott. He is a 'first-rate mediator' and is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of divorce, whether the issues are financial or children related. He remains an accredited family mediator with an all issues practice, acting almost exclusively as a sole mediator.

Practice head(s):


Simon Pigott is a first-rate mediator – calm and assured

Simon Pigott has been doing mediation for such a long period of time and as a result is immensely experienced and knowledgeable

Simon Pigott is a highly experienced mediator and family lawyer of standing, respected by clients and peers alike

Simon works with complex financial issues and often high-conflict situations, wherever possible helping clients to find creative and workable solutions through mediation rather than recourse or return to the cost and uncertainty of court proceedings

‘A longstanding legal reputation and renowned for its personal concern and approach to client. The firm is known for giving a first-class service to each and every one of its clients and cases

LMP has a fantastic mediation offering (and general family law offering). On financial matters, it is one of the top practices to refer high-value or knotty issues. Simon Piggott achieves great results

The team is keen to ensure that there is a good fit between the client, the professional and the best process, whether that be through court, mediation or other means of resolution. It is highly respected within the field’

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, Levison Meltzer Pigott (LMP) was one of the first niche solicitors’ practices specialising exclusively in family law.

The firm has since more than doubled in size. Alison Hayes joined the firm as a partner in April 2002 and Julian Ribet was promoted to partner in 2007. In 2015 Alistair Myles was promoted followed by Laura Geraghty in 2019. The number of partners at Levison Meltzer Pigott is now five.

The firm, 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Family and divorce Jeremy Levison 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Simon Pigott 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Alison Hayes 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Julian Ribet 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Alistair Myles 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Laura Geraghty 020 7556 2400
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alison Hayes  photo Alison Hayes Handles complex financial remedy cases together with all aspects and types of…
 Jeremy Levison  photo Jeremy Levison Over 30 years’ experience in dealing with high-net-worth complex financial settlements. Contact…
 Alistair Myles  photo Alistair Myles Alistair joined the firm as a paralegal in 2005 and qualified having…
Mr Simon Pigott photo Mr Simon Pigott Founding partner specialising in all aspects of divorce and family law, including…
 Julian Ribet  photo Julian Ribet Julian was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1999 and joined…
Number of UK partners : 6
Number of other UK fee-earners : 7