Lisa Pepper

Partner
Family Law

  • “She has a good way of talking to clients in an empathetic way and is also a highly recommended mediator.”

  • “She fully understands how complex financial disputes work and is well versed in dealing with individuals of high net worth… She is full of insight and is very creative in her solutions.”

  • “Lisa Pepper is the stand out performer of the practice.  She is pragmatic and straightforward to deal with – committed to the good outcome for the family.”

  • "She has a good way of talking to clients in an empathetic way and is also a highly recommended mediator."

    Chambers UK 2022

  • "One of the most amiable, friendly and talented lawyers in London... she has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

    Chambers UK 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is the stand out performer of the practice. She is pragmatic and straightforward to deal with – committed to the good outcome for the family

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is outstanding and highly approachable and effective. She has a lovely manner that brings out the best in clients.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Osbornes has a strong mediation team led by Lisa Pepper. Lisa is a very experienced mediator who often places clients at ease and allows them to discuss very difficult topics. She is empathetic but knows when to be more directive if the clients require.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is one of our go-to mediators. She provides a practical service, supporting clients to conclusion.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper’s mediation practice is absolutely brilliant. Real value delivered with expert knowledge. Lisa is a first rate mediator.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is one of my go to mediators. Her calm, collected attitude and friendly persona allow clients to trust her and open up to her. Excellent service and top level advice.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper – very down to earth and approachable.

    Legal 500 2022

  • Lisa Pepper is a talented lawyer and we regularly refer to her for mediation

    Legal 500 2022

  • "She is a phenomenal mediator. She is full of insight and is very creative in her solutions."

    Chambers HNW 2021

  • "She has a substantial amount of empathy which she brings to any mediation and she works extremely hard to gain the trust of people. She fully understands how complex financial disputes work and is well versed in dealing with individuals of high net worth."

    Chambers HNW 2021

  • "Lisa Pepper was recommended to me as non-nonsense and able to help me with a difficult and confrontational divorce. She more than lived up to that – she was practical, collected and always available with a clear opinion and suggestions of how to move forwards. She also was open and helpful about costs and how to mitigate them"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Lisa Pepper is an outstanding mediator. She is very skilled and has an empathetic and professional approach which is comforting for clients. She never imposes her own view but is even handed and provides helpful guidance to clients so that they can make empowered decisions"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Lisa Pepper has built up a very impressive mediation practice. She is very engaging and easy to relate to. She embodies mediation in the sense that she approaches her case in a very non-judgmental fashion and can quickly gain the confidence of those with whom she is mediating"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Lisa Pepper is a brilliant mediator who produces results. She is effective at resolving matters without the need for the parties to engage in expensive and protracted litigation"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "Lisa Pepper is a fantastic mediator. She is fair, robust when she needs to be, and finds a way of facilitating agreements in the hardest of cases. Her guidance is spot on. She has an approachable and constructive mediation style"

    Legal 500 2021

  • "She has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

  • "Her mediation practice is exceptional; she is also a great solicitor and has a breadth of skill which is really useful."

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Lisa Pepper is extremely approachable and this shines through in the outcomes she achieves from mediation. She makes clients feel at ease, which enables them to feel empowered to resolve matters amicably and find a creative outcome which many mediators may have overlooked.

    Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

  • Lisa Pepper is building a very strong mediation practice at very competitive rates and is able to build a rapport quickly with almost anyone.

    Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

  • Lisa Pepper loves her work and has a very sensible head on her. That means her practice is thriving and rightly so.

    Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

  • Lisa Pepper is very thorough in her preparation and has super personal skills to put parties in mediation at ease

    Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

  • Lisa Pepper – good litigator, very friendly and approachable but tough, “straight bat” with the opposition. Can steer a client deftly to settle when he should.

    Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

  • Lisa Pepper gave me clear, level-headed and sensible advice during her handling of my divorce, and she demonstrated excellent understanding of the relevant law. She was on my side but fair and pragmatic, and her advice was always given with an eye to what was both equitable and achievable, and in line with the collaborative approach I’d wanted.

    Client Review

  • Lisa Pepper is particularly recognised for her role as a mediator in complex cross-border disputes. Her practice also includes handling prenuptial agreements and issues arising from the dissolution of civil partnerships.

    Chambers UK

  • "Lisa Pepper is "caring and considerate of the issues behind a matter, and will speak directly if she feels clients need that advice."

    Chambers UK

  • "The very personable and client-focused Lisa Pepper."

    The Legal 500

  • "Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with."

    The Legal 500

  • "Lisa can handle the large and complicated cases but takes equal care with the smaller cases. She is a highly skilled mediator who is a consummate professional."

    The Legal 500

  • Lisa Pepper is a skilled collaborative lawyer. Her instinct is always to resolve matters without compromising her clients’ interests.

    Legal 500

  • Lisa Pepper is always looking for a solution and has a very sympathetic approach to clients. She is highly regarded for her collaborative law practice.

    Chambers UK

  • Lisa Pepper deals with separation proceedings and leave to remove cases. Sources describe her as "a great person to work with: constructive, helpful and always infectiously happy.

    Chambers UK

  • Lisa Pepper is a noted collaborative lawyer, and recently acted successfully on a client's leave to remove application to Australia.

    Legal 500

Lisa's 2022 directory quotes

"She has a good way of...

"She has a good way of talking to clients in an empathetic way and is also a highly recommended mediator."

Chambers UK 2022

"One of the most amiable, friendly...

"One of the most amiable, friendly and talented lawyers in London... she has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

Chambers UK 2022

Lisa Pepper is the stand out...

Lisa Pepper is the stand out performer of the practice. She is pragmatic and straightforward to deal with – committed to the good outcome for the family

Legal 500 2022

Lisa Pepper is outstanding and highly...

Lisa Pepper is outstanding and highly approachable and effective. She has a lovely manner that brings out the best in clients.

Legal 500 2022

Osbornes has a strong mediation team...

Osbornes has a strong mediation team led by Lisa Pepper. Lisa is a very experienced mediator who often places clients at ease and allows them to discuss very difficult topics. She is empathetic but knows when to be more directive if the clients require.

Legal 500 2022

Lisa Pepper is one of our...

Lisa Pepper is one of our go-to mediators. She provides a practical service, supporting clients to conclusion.

Legal 500 2022

Lisa Pepper’s mediation practice is...

Lisa Pepper’s mediation practice is absolutely brilliant. Real value delivered with expert knowledge. Lisa is a first rate mediator.

Legal 500 2022

Lisa Pepper is one of my...

Lisa Pepper is one of my go to mediators. Her calm, collected attitude and friendly persona allow clients to trust her and open up to her. Excellent service and top level advice.

Legal 500 2022

Lisa Pepper is a talented lawyer...

Lisa Pepper is a talented lawyer and we regularly refer to her for mediation

Legal 500 2022

Lisa's Accreditations

Lisa is ranked as Leading Lawyer in Chambers Guide

"She is a phenomenal mediator. She...

"She is a phenomenal mediator. She is full of insight and is very creative in her solutions."

Chambers HNW 2021

"She has a substantial amount of...

"She has a substantial amount of empathy which she brings to any mediation and she works extremely hard to gain the trust of people. She fully understands how complex financial disputes work and is well versed in dealing with individuals of high net worth."

Chambers HNW 2021

"She has impressed me as someone...

"She has impressed me as someone who fights my corner but also understands the importance of resolving issues without unnecessary escalation. She is calm and reassuring."

"Her mediation practice is exceptional; she...

"Her mediation practice is exceptional; she is also a great solicitor and has a breadth of skill which is really useful."

Chambers UK 2021

Lisa Pepper is particularly recognised for...

Lisa Pepper is particularly recognised for her role as a mediator in complex cross-border disputes. Her practice also includes handling prenuptial agreements and issues arising from the dissolution of civil partnerships.

Chambers UK

"Lisa Pepper is "caring and considerate...

"Lisa Pepper is "caring and considerate of the issues behind a matter, and will speak directly if she feels clients need that advice."

Chambers UK

Lisa Pepper is always looking for...

Lisa Pepper is always looking for a solution and has a very sympathetic approach to clients. She is highly regarded for her collaborative law practice.

Chambers UK

Lisa Pepper deals with separation proceedings...

Lisa Pepper deals with separation proceedings and leave to remove cases. Sources describe her as "a great person to work with: constructive, helpful and always infectiously happy.

Chambers UK

Career Highlights

  • Lisa acted for the mother in the MB vs. KB case, in which a court clarified that a parent (in this case the father) never gets a ‘clean break’ from their child. The High Court Judge stated that the flesh-and-blood link means the wider family must maintain a measure of responsibility for the child.
  • Many years ago, Lisa acted on a case very similar to 2015’s landmark Vince vs. Wyatt where she obtained a financial settlement for a wife ten years after Decree Absolute, proving that Decree Absolute is not a clean break.
  • Lisa won a case for a mother who had a shared care arrangement in place and wanted to emigrate to Australia with the child.
  • Lisa recently acted for a successful media industry businessman who wished to keep his personal affairs out of court. She negotiated a financial divorce settlement with his wife and the case was concluded without either setting foot in court. The client kept his family intact and he and his wife agreed a shared care arrangement untainted by the financial negotiations.

Insights from LisaVIEW ALL

  1. 12.4.2022

    Mediation or Arbitration: What’s best for me?

    Few divorcing couples want to end up in court, which is why mediation and arbitration are faster and more effective...

    Read more
  2. 20.1.2022

    Family Mediation: a cost-effective alternative to court action

    Mediation is increasingly important for our clients in their efforts to resolve children and financial issues divorce. This week (17 to 21...

    Read more
  3. family in poppy field
    18.1.2022

    6 cases that shape a private children dispute

    Family disputes involving children can be particularly emotive, which is why our expert children lawyers work tirelessly to understand how...

    Read more
  4. father and son
    13.12.2021

    Who Pays Child Maintenance?

    Child maintenance is regular, reliable financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs. The Child Maintenance Service (...

    Read more
  5. 25.11.2021

    Child arrangements for going abroad when separated

    I am separated from my spouse – can I take the children abroad on holiday? The answer to this question is...

    Read more
  6. father and children
    10.8.2021

    Child Maintenance: When is capital, income?

    Reading a recent case from the Child Maintenance Tribunal, I considered it worth flagging up that the Child Maintenance Rules...

    Read more
  7. 21.7.2021

    Child arrangements affected by pandemic travel restrictions

    International families experiencing long separation periods from children As pandemic restrictions continue to limit overseas travel, increasing numbers of separated...

    Read more
  8. 5.3.2021

    Contesting a prenuptial agreement

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are getting a divorce after nearly seven years of marriage.  According to reports, Kim filed...

    Read more
  9. 5.10.2020

    Lockdown rush to cohabitation leaves couples lacking financial...

    When the lockdown was announced many couples had to make a rushed decision to move in together or face months...

    Read more
  10. 1.7.2020

    Mediation by Zoom

    At Osbornes, our Family Law mediations are in the main, conducted by Zoom during lockdown as our  main office in...

    Read more
  11. 23.1.2020

    Financial negotiations on divorce outside court

    A reminder from another court that an honest statement is best There was an interesting case in the Court of...

    Read more
  12. 13.8.2019

    Separated parents – how to decide where your children...

    The Christmas period can be a hectic and stressful time for all parents, but for separated parents, it can be...

    Read more
  13. 17.6.2010

    Pre Nuptial Agreements become Enforceable

    Today 20th October 2010 the highest court in the land had the final say in one of the most eagerly awaited...

    Read more

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Lisa's Legal 500 reviews

Lisa Pepper – very down to earth...

Lisa Pepper – very down to earth and approachable.

Legal 500 2022

"Lisa Pepper was recommended to me...

"Lisa Pepper was recommended to me as non-nonsense and able to help me with a difficult and confrontational divorce. She more than lived up to that – she was practical, collected and always available with a clear opinion and suggestions of how to move forwards. She also was open and helpful about costs and how to mitigate them"

Legal 500 2021

"Lisa Pepper is an outstanding mediator....

"Lisa Pepper is an outstanding mediator. She is very skilled and has an empathetic and professional approach which is comforting for clients. She never imposes her own view but is even handed and provides helpful guidance to clients so that they can make empowered decisions"

Legal 500 2021

"Lisa Pepper has built up a...

"Lisa Pepper has built up a very impressive mediation practice. She is very engaging and easy to relate to. She embodies mediation in the sense that she approaches her case in a very non-judgmental fashion and can quickly gain the confidence of those with whom she is mediating"

Legal 500 2021

"Lisa Pepper is a brilliant mediator...

"Lisa Pepper is a brilliant mediator who produces results. She is effective at resolving matters without the need for the parties to engage in expensive and protracted litigation"

Legal 500 2021

"Lisa Pepper is a fantastic mediator....

"Lisa Pepper is a fantastic mediator. She is fair, robust when she needs to be, and finds a way of facilitating agreements in the hardest of cases. Her guidance is spot on. She has an approachable and constructive mediation style"

Legal 500 2021

Lisa Pepper is extremely approachable and...

Lisa Pepper is extremely approachable and this shines through in the outcomes she achieves from mediation. She makes clients feel at ease, which enables them to feel empowered to resolve matters amicably and find a creative outcome which many mediators may have overlooked.

Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

Lisa Pepper is building a very...

Lisa Pepper is building a very strong mediation practice at very competitive rates and is able to build a rapport quickly with almost anyone.

Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

Lisa Pepper loves her work and...

Lisa Pepper loves her work and has a very sensible head on her. That means her practice is thriving and rightly so.

Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

Lisa Pepper is very thorough in...

Lisa Pepper is very thorough in her preparation and has super personal skills to put parties in mediation at ease

Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

Lisa Pepper – good litigator, very friendly...

Lisa Pepper – good litigator, very friendly and approachable but tough, “straight bat” with the opposition. Can steer a client deftly to settle when he should.

Legal 500 2020 - Lisa Pepper

"The very personable and client-focused Lisa...

"The very personable and client-focused Lisa Pepper."

The Legal 500

"Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get...

"Lisa Pepper somehow manages to get parties to settle on matters where there isn’t much hope to start out with."

The Legal 500

"Lisa can handle the large and...

"Lisa can handle the large and complicated cases but takes equal care with the smaller cases. She is a highly skilled mediator who is a consummate professional."

The Legal 500

Lisa Pepper is a skilled collaborative...

Lisa Pepper is a skilled collaborative lawyer. Her instinct is always to resolve matters without compromising her clients’ interests.

Legal 500

Lisa Pepper is a noted collaborative...

Lisa Pepper is a noted collaborative lawyer, and recently acted successfully on a client's leave to remove application to Australia.

Legal 500

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