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Levison Meltzer Pigott

Private client > Family: mediation Tier 2

Simon Pigott at Levison Meltzer Pigottis one of London’s best mediators and has a first-class reputation and achieves very good results. He has all the personal qualities needed to mediate complex family cases’.

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‘Simon Pigott is one of London’s best mediators and has a first class reputation and achieves very good results. He has all the personal qualities needed to mediate complex family cases’.

‘Simon Piggott – exceptional capable mediator – good balance of quiet confidence and calm focus on resolving matters’.

‘This is a small team, but one which is perfectly formed’.

‘I have particular regard for Simon Pigott who is one of the best mediators in the market. He is a gentleman, but firm, and he has excellent judgment and savoir faire’.

Private client > Family Tier 2

Levison Meltzer Pigott fields an ‘exceptional team’ with the ‘simply phenomenalSimon Pigott at the helm who works on the ‘hardest of cases and trickiest of clients with skill’. The team is ‘considered heavyweights in the financial remedies arena’ as the ‘wisdom and experience’ of Pigott; Alison Hayes  and Jeremy Levison  are ‘unmatched’. It covers all areas of family law from divorce and separation to paternity disputes and co-habitation. There is a strong emphasis on work where there are complex financial and international aspects and it frequently works on cases involving hidden assets, defending and attacking trust structures and on cases with jurisdictional disputes.

Practice head(s):

Simon Pigott

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Levison; Kate Stovold; Benjamin Stowe; Alison Hayes


‘A small but perfectly formed niche boutique team specialising in family law. In Simon Pigott and Jeremy Levison the firm has 2 of the most experienced, respected and well liked family solicitors in London. They provide the firm with leadership and example and still attract a range of very high profile and interesting cases’.

‘A relatively small team commands huge respect in the sector and an excellent standard of work. Alison Hayes has seen it all, strategises excellently and Kate Stovold works extremely hard for her clients and rightly gains their trust’.

‘Excellent specialist family law firm. Jeremy Levison remains one of the biggest names in the industry with decades of experience. He has a knack for predicting outcomes and has the strategic prowess of a chess grandmaster’.

‘Ben Stowe is a star amongst the new generation of family law partners in London. Calm under pressure, extremely empathetic, with excellent judgment, he is going places and is one to watch in our industry‘.

‘Excellent team, every member is extremely on top of figures and papers, thorough, work well together. Kate Stovold – excellent partner, pleasure to work with, exceptionally thorough, strong and clear advice, excellent client manager, papers are always in top order and counsel is thoroughly briefed, great commercial sense and judgment’.

‘LMP knows how to run a good case; they are aggressive and protective of their clients when necessary, whilst also offering sensible and balanced advice. They know how to successfully litigate and get the very best outcome for their client. Ben Stowe is a star – smart, ambitious, committed and talented. I would want him representing me.’

‘Kate Stovold, a relatively new partner is surely a future star. I have been so impressed with her over the last few years and really believe she has the full skill set. Her client handling is perfect. Her letter writing is the best – perfectly pitched and phrased. Her judgement calls are spot on’.

‘LMP delivers a stellar service and is particularly good at taking on ‘high risk’ clients- i.e. those with a difficult case to run or for whom funding is often tied up in the assets they are seeking to gain. I can’t speak highly enough of the talents of new partners Ben Stowe and Kate Stovold’.

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.

Family and divorce Jeremy Levisonjlevison@LMPlaw.co.uk020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Simon Pigottspigott@LMPlaw.co.uk020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Alison Hayesahayes@LMPlaw.co.uk020 7556 2400
Family and divorce Kate Stovoldkstovold@LMPlaw.co.uk0207 7556 2400
Family and divorce Benjamin Stovoldbstowe@LMPlaw.co.uk0207 7556 2400
Alison Hayes photo Alison HayesHandles complex financial remedy cases together with all aspects and types of…
Jeremy Levison photo Jeremy LevisonOver 30 years’ experience in dealing with high-net-worth complex financial settlements. Contact…
Simon Pigott photo Simon PigottFounding partner specialising in all aspects of divorce and family law, including…
Kate Stovold photo Kate Stovold
Benjamin Stowe photo Benjamin StowePartner
Number of UK partners : 5
Number of other UK fee-earners : 4