Legal 500 UK 2024: FLiP Top Tier for Family Law and Family Mediation


Yet again FLiP has been ranked top tier for family law and for family mediation services by the prestigious directory of leading law firms, Legal 500 UK. A total of 16 of our family lawyers and 6 of our family mediators have been ranked as standout practitioners in their chosen fields.

This means that 80% of the family lawyers at FLiP and 75% of FLiP’s family mediators have been ranked as standout practitioners by Legal 500 UK. Which is an amazing achievement!

Family Law – rankings

FLiP is ranked top tier for family/matrimonial work. This includes our work in advising clients on financial remedy (finances) work, our private law children expertise and our expertise in pre and post nuptial agreements. Sixteen of our family lawyers representing 80% of our team of family lawyers, are highlighted for their expertise in family/matrimonial work.

Directors David Allison, Elizabeth Hicks and James Pirrie are listed once again in the outstanding category of Hall of Fame. Directors Daniel Coombes and Bradley Williams continue to be named as Leading Individuals for family/matrimonial work together with consultant, Pamela Collis. Listed as Next Generation Partners again this year are four of our directors: Charlotte Symes, Elizabeth Fletcher, Helen Greenfield and Mariko Wilson. Amongst our talented team of Associates, Grace Lawrence, Kara Swift, Nicole Phillips and Selena Arbe Barnes are all named again as Rising Stars with Rebecca Alexander and Vanessa Sampaio also recommended for their expertise in family/matrimonial work again this year. Quotes include:

‘I would describe FLIP as a Magic Circle firm with a difference. They are settlement and ADR focussed with an eye on the emotional welfare of the client. They litigate well when necessary, but only when necessary.’

A ‘great team with a stellar reputation.’

Family Mediation – rankings

Yet again FLiP has been ranked top tier for our expertise in Family Mediation. We have held this position since this category was introduced by Legal 500 some 8 years ago!

Legal 500 comments: FLiP is praised for its ‘ability to create an environment where clients feel safe and able to express themselves’. Its commitment to mediation lies at the core of the firm.

Our Head of Mediation, Dominic Raeside, is named in the outstanding category of Hall of Fame mediators. He is joined by Directors and Family Mediators James Pirrie, David Allison and Elizabeth Fletcher, all of whom are named as Leading Individuals for Family Mediation along with Consultant Ruth Smallacombe. We are also delighted to see Senior Associate and Family Mediator Nicole Phillips highlighted for her outstanding skills as a family mediator – she is recommended for the first time this year by Legal 500 as a notable family mediator.

To learn more about how our expert family mediators can help you, visit our dedicated family mediation page here, or contact us.

At FLiP we take a unique approach to family law. We balance our exceptional legal expertise with care and compassion, delivering intelligent and creative solutions while carefully managing any emotional impact.

Whether you are going through a divorce or making financial arrangements before or after you marry, we will guide you through every turn with expertise and reassurance, always in partnership.

For more information on how we can help you with your family law matters, contact us now.