Legal 500 2015 UK Top Tier recognition for Family Team at Michelmores

The 2015 Legal 500 UK rankings have given official recognition to Michelmores' Family Team, awarding them a top tier position within the South West. In addition, the team also achieved recognition for the first time in London thanks to the notable addition to the team of the "exceptional Louisa Ghevaert" who is "recommended for her knowledge of fertility law". 

Louisa heads up Michelmores' specialist, innovative Fertility and Parenting Team, and is a recognised legal expert on a national and international basis. Together with the Head of the Family Team, the "highly competent" Simon Thomas is acknowledged for his "straightforward and pragmatic approach to problems" and the team's consultant Rachel Cook is recommended for being "very sensible and grounded".

This impressive combination means that Michelmores' Family Team offers a unique, comprehensive and seamless service within a multi-disciplinary top 100 law firm.  The Family Team provides 360 degree support and expertise whether at the family building stage which includes donor conception, fertility treatment, surrogacy and creative family building and also throughout family life including children and other family law disputes. 

This bespoke offering is further supported by the Team's ability to draw on the expertise of other highly regarded specialist teams at Michelmores, including Employment, Tax Trusts and Succession, Clinical Negligence and Private Wealth within a "high profile firm that gives good solid service" (Legal 500 UK 2015).

The Family Team also offers the flexibility of delivering their first class legal advice worldwide; by email, telephone, video conference and face-to-face meetings at offices in central London, Bristol and Exeter.

Law and policy surrounding modern and alternative family structures is evolving and fast-moving and can apply differently depending on your situation.  This backdrop creates a need for expert legal advice and understanding of the legal risks and pitfalls to maximise legal protection and successful outcomes for parents, families and children. The Family Team is able to offer a cutting-edge service no matter what your background, circumstances or issues– achieving legal protection for your chosen family form through legally tailored arrangements which sensitively and practically meet the demands of modern family life.

The Family team at Michelmores are able to draw upon extensive experience of the challenges and demands of family building, family life and relationship breakdowns. They understand that families built through assisted conception and other modern family forms at home and abroad need to work even harder to sustain family life and manage the challenges involved.

Most importantly, the Family Team's holistic approach, providing support and expertise for every stage of the journey, affords peace of mind and secure legal footings for family life. Expert legal advice enables you to apply complex family and fertility law to your personal situation and make informed decisions on the creation and future well-being of your family; and an approachable and supportive attitude allows you to legally secure your family's future using creative and innovative workable solutions, delivering quality family life.