Legal 500 2017 UK Top Tier recognition for Michelmores' Family Team

The Legal 500 UK 2017 has once again awarded top tier rankings to Michelmores' Family, Fertility and Parenting Law Teams within the South West of England. The Team also achieved recognition in London for its specialist fertility and parenting law practice headed by the ‘very knowledgeable and kind’ Louisa Ghevaert.

Louisa leads Michelmores' innovative and groundbreaking Fertility and Parenting Team and is particularly recognized for her specialist practice in fertility treatment, international private children and complex commercial surrogacy cases. The Legal 500 UK 2017 singled out Louisa's specialist fertility and parenting law practice saying "her knowledge is second to none, her attention to detail is painstaking and her manner with clients is exemplary". Head of the Family Team Simon Thomas is also acknowledged for his expertise in family law issues and complex high-value financial remedy cases.

Michelmores' Family, Fertility and Parenting Law Teams were further recognized by Chambers & Partners UK 2018.  It states:
"Louisa Ghevaert has a breadth of expertise in all related matters, including assisting same sex couples in complex issues arising from fertility treatments, adoption and surrogacy. A clients states: 'I feel very fortunate to be represented by Louisa, because of her expert knowledge and diligence in leaving no stone uncovered.' There is also praise for Simon Thomas, Head of the Family Team, whom it states is "extremely good among market commentators. He is sought after for his skills in all family matters, with a focus on high net worth financial disputes."

The proliferation of modern family building arrangements, the rapidly developing approach to 'on-demand' fertility sector services and rapidly evolving law and policy present many legal and practical challenges for fertility patients, prospective parents, donors, surrogates and families. Recognizing this, Michelmores' Family, Fertility and Parenting Teams provide cutting-edge legal expertise at the family building stage involving fertility treatment, donor conception, surrogacy and modern family arrangements and then throughout family life including children and family law disputes. This achieves legal protection for your chosen family form through legally tailored arrangements which sensitively and practically meet the demands of modern family life.

If you would like to discuss your situation in more detail or find out more about UK fertility, family  and parenting law contact Louisa Ghevaert by email: or by telephone +44 (0)207 7886382. We provide bespoke legal advice across the country and internationally; by email, telephone, video conference and face-to-face meetings at offices in central London, Bristol and Exeter.