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Levison Meltzer Pigott

Private client > Family: mediation Tier 2

Levison Meltzer Pigott has a busy mediation practice. Simon Pigott is a family mediator who deals with all issues mediation (finances and child arrangements) and regularly works on high-net-worth cases with international elements. In addition, he is regularly asked to mediate on private children law matters, including leave to remove, relocation and other complicated children matters. Kate Stovold recently qualified as a mediator.

Practice head(s):

Simon Pigott

Other key lawyers:


‘Simon Pigott is excellent’.

‘They truly are exceptional. Leaders in the field. They have the upmost integrity’.

‘Simon Pigott is one of the best mediators in the country’.

‘Simon Pigott is a class act. Highly experienced, extremely knowledgeable and engages with the issues to help clients resolve matters amicably in mediation’.


Private client > Family Tier 2

Levison Meltzer Pigott is a boutique law firm with an experienced team that ‘brings the experience from the top names in the industry coupled with the dynamism of the younger partners’. Simon Pigott heads the offering that advises on all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, financial remedies, Schedule 1 cases, co-habitation matters, and paternity disputes. The agile department also handles private law children work. The ‘perfect boutique practice specialises in high-net-worth cases and brings to these cases the professionalism of a magic circle firm’, and it regularly acts in cases where there are hidden assets and complex trust structures. The ‘legendaryJeremy Levison and Alison Hayes are both recommended, and Kate Stovold and Benjamin Stowe also garner considerable praise.

Practice head(s):

Simon Pigott

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Levison; Alison Hayes; Kate Stovold; Benjamin Stowe; Natasha Methven; Lucy Hoare


‘LMP have established themselves as the foremost boutique matrimonial practice in London. They are notable for the high level of service they provide and they offer exceptional value for money. Simon Pigott is a man of the highest integrity and is a formidable litigator. He is highly regarded.’

‘Kate Stovold is an excellent lawyer. She is sympathetic, sensitive and committed to her clients, but realistic and strategic in her advice. Her organisation and preparation are excellent, her advice is always on point, and her dedication to reaching a good outcome for her clients is unparalleled.’

‘Jeremy Levison is a legend in the industry and remains one of the best, toughest, and most experienced solicitors in the country.’

Benjamin Stowe is a star of his generation. He is super organised, very commercial, and a hard worker. His client care skills are second-to-none. He has a bright future ahead.’

Natasha Methven is a great associate and is one of the best I have worked with. She is wise beyond her years, calm under fire, and has an impeccable work ethic.’

Simon Pigott is one of the great family law solicitors and a gentleman to boot. He inspires confidence. Ben Stowe is young, dynamic and a real force.’

‘Kate Stovold is dedicated, intelligent, and hardworking; absolutely who you want in your corner. She has a fantastic manner with clients and is excellent at what she does, but wears it extremely likely. Can be tough when needed, and won’t be cowed into backing down. A real force of nature.’

‘Lucy Hoare is an exceptional solicitor, with a real knack for finding practical solutions to even the toughest of cases.’

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 practices specialising exclusively in family law.

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 jlevison@LMPlaw.co.uk 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Simon Pigott spigott@LMPlaw.co.uk 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Alison Hayes ahayes@LMPlaw.co.uk 020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Kate Stovold kstovold@LMPlaw.co.uk 0207 7556 2400
Family and divorce Benjamin Stovold bstowe@LMPlaw.co.uk 0207 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…
Simon Pigott photo Simon Pigott Founding partner specialising in all aspects of divorce and family law, including…
Kate Stovold photo Kate Stovold
Benjamin Stowe photo Benjamin Stowe Partner
Number of UK partners : 5
Number of other UK fee-earners : 4