"Highly intelligent and utterly reasonable. His avuncular style and caring concern make the difference to clients time after time. He knows when to fight a point and when to gracefully move matters to a conclusion."
Legal 500 2017
Simon Pigott

Simon Pigott is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He has lectured for the College of Law and was one of the first family law mediators trained by the Family Mediators Association. He was Chair of the Association between 1995 and 1997, and was Vice-Chair of the United Kingdom College of Family Mediators between 1996 and 1998. He remains an accredited and practising family mediator. He is a trained Collaborative lawyer.

Simon is consistently ranked for both Family Law and Family Mediation in the Legal 500 and as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners.

Recognition:
  • Simon Pigott is a highly experienced family lawyer who has extensive expertise in issues associated with divorce, whether involving children or financial concerns. One source reports: "He's someone I would send friends to, because he's ordinarily going to give you a quick, sensible result. That comes from his wealth of experience and not feeling that he needs to prove a point." Chambers UK 2018
  • Simon Pigott is “highly intelligent and utterly reasonable. His avuncular style and caring concern make the difference to clients time after time. He knows when to fight a point and when to gracefully move matters to a conclusion”. Legal 500 2017- Family
  • Simon Pigott is particularly highly rated for financial mediation, and makes clients feel “comfortable with him as he puts them at ease at an early stage of the proceedings. He is confident, calm, charming and personable’, ‘knowledgeable and experienced’, and ‘determined to get the best for his clients with the minimum of fuss”. Legal 500 2017- Family Mediation
  • Simon Pigott "is arguably one of the absolute best mediators in family law," says an interviewee. "He always knows the right answer and is absolutely capable of getting everyone there." His reputation for mediation and his determined but reasonable approach are widely praised, and he "brings a balance to his adversarial work," says one silk, "which is always appreciated as a barrister." "He's a problem solver," says another source. "I see him as focused on speedy, cost-effective, dignified exit for both parties." "I do stupendously large cases with him," remarks a barrister, "very large big-money cases of high complexity. He's cool, calm and efficient, and very good with clients." "He cuts through the nonsense," confirms a peer. Chambers HNW Guide 2017
  • Simon Pigott comes strongly recommended for his "incredibly good client skills" and is described as "very charming, sensible and constructive." He is an experienced mediator and collaborative lawyer whose practice covers all issues arising from divorce. Chambers UK 2017
  • Simon was recommended as a “Distinguished Individual” in the 2015 Spear’s Family Law Index of the Top 50 Lawyers, in which he was praised by a rival for making 'each party feel comfortable... with the "financially sophisticated" party feeling that they are understood and the "financially weaker" party feeling supported.'
  • Simon is also consistently listed as a prominent figure in family and matrimonial law in the Leading Lawyers' Honours List published by Citywealth for those working in private wealth management
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