Simon Thomas
Posted on 16 Dec 2013

Michelmores Family Team achieves National recognition

The two top independent legal guides Chambers and Partners 2014 and the Legal 500, 2013 have once again recognised the expertise and praised the services provided by the strong Michelmores Family Team.

Chambers and Partners 2014

The Team is known for representing

“individuals in a range of family matters, from high-value financial disputes to child abduction and surrogacy. Also has an increasingly active practice advising on same-sex relationships and the rights of unmarried couples.”

Family law expert and Head of the Michelmores Family Team, Simon Thomas, retains his high ranking and is described as follows - Simon

“specialises in high net worth financial disputes, often with complicated trust issues, and he also has an active collaborative law practice. Sources note that he has "a good manner with clients, and he works hard for workable solutions and to achieve settlements."

The Michelmores Family Team (comprising of Zoe Porter, Rachael Shearmur and Sue Dowen) also received high praise:

"They are pragmatic, approachable, and seek to understand the issues from the client's perspective. They are always my first choice to refer clients to if they need matrimonial legal advice."

Legal 500, 2013

Zoe Porter and Simon Thomas were also individually noted and praised within the Legal 500, 2013: “Michelmores LLP’s Zoe Porter is ‘an astute lawyer who looks after her clients very well’. The ‘highly experienced’ Simon Thomas regularly acts in complex ancillary relief cases.”

Full details of the Michelmores Family Team, please see