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Levison Meltzer Pigott




Legal Directory & Hommes d'Affaires

Family Lawyers


London, United Kingdom

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International child relocation


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Legal Advisory Services


Simon Pigott


For Simon Pigott there’s no such thing as a ‘good’ divorce – only ‘slightly less unpleasant’ ones. ‘No one goes through the process with any sense of pleasure,’ he tells Spear’s.‘As solicitors, our role is to understand that, and to recognise that, for a lot of clients, divorce is all-consuming, and something that worries them hugely.’

It’s the sort of plain-speaking wisdom that has made Pigott’s firm an outlier. Co-founded by Pigott in 1998, it specialises solely in family law, and continues to draw in big-money cases.

Despite doubling in size over two decades, the firm has stayed true to its founding principles of being a boutique practice, solely focused on family law – with its finely tuned in-house expertise reflecting this specialism. Today, it continues to expand, and at a sensible rate. ‘I am particularly proud of our commitment to grow the firm organically,’ Pigott explains. ‘We recruit with our sights on identifying partners of the future, as all three of our most junior partners have proven.’

At LMP, discretion is especially important. As Pigott attests, ‘We always deliver realistic advice while retaining an understanding of our clients’ concerns and aspirations. ‘We do not market our business on the back of our clients’ high profiles and, as such, are acknowledged for our high level of client care and discretion. Our success is wholly dependent on referrals from clients and intermediaries, and this can only be achieved if we achieve the best results possible for all concerned.’

A skilled mediator, Pigott was one of the very first family law mediators trained by the Family Mediators Association, and was chair of the association between 1995 and 1997. Known as a hands -on mediator, he is, according to one commentator, ‘very focused on helping couples to find solutions... 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.’

Pigott – who tells Spear’s that he is at his happiest spending time with his family – also has a strong understanding of what makes his clients tick. ‘They come to us with a problem, and they are looking for it to go away in the least painful way,’ he concludes. ‘And that’s exactly what we deliver.’

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Family Lawyers



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