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Julian Ribet

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Levison Meltzer Pigott


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 [2014] EWCA Civ 1767; US v SR (No 3 needs) [2014] EWFC 24; US v SR (No 2) [2014] 2864; US v SR [2014] EWHC 175 (Fam); AM v SS [2013] EWHC 4380; AC v DC and ors (No 2) [2012] EWHC 2420 (Fam); AC v DC & ors (Financial Remedy: Effect of s37 Avoidance Order) (No 1) [2012] 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


Within: Leading individuals

Julian Ribet - Levison Meltzer Pigott

Within: Family

Levison Meltzer Pigott is a ‘brilliant boutique law firm with an excellent reputation. It provides top quality advice and excellent value for money’. Simon Pigott is particularly good on complex finance cases and ‘is very focused on helping couples to find solutions- he is the elder statesman. Few have the combination of so many years of legal practice and so many years as a mediator. He is gentle but can be very tough as necessary’. The ‘top classJulian Ribet  is ‘a great tactician’. Alistair Myles  has the ‘deft touch and doesn’t allow opposing solicitors to rile him, remaining calm and focused on his clients’ interests’. Jeremy Levison has ‘so much experience that he always starts at an advantage to his opponents’ and Alison Hayes’ ‘dedication to her clients seems boundless. She is fantastically thorough and a team player through and through’.

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Family: mediation

Within: Family: mediation

Levison Meltzer Pigott  is ‘renowned for both its litigation and mediation practice’. Simon Pigott  is a ‘highly skilled and experienced mediator. He is particularly effective at bringing couples who are often on the brink of proceedings through complex legal and financial issues to pragmatic and acceptable outcomes. Simon is very personable in his approach and focuses on the family and the children. He is a sharp, shrewd yet incredibly humane mediator and at all times leads his clients in the right direction’. Julian Ribet is ‘knowledgeable, firm and fair and a realist’.

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