Associate Solicitor - Collaborative Lawyer - Family Law Team
After gaining a 2:1 in Law from Newcastle University in 1993, Lisa studied for the LPC at the College of Law, York. She undertook her training contract in the West Midlands, qualifying as a solicitor in 1996.
Lisa has specialised in family law throughout her career. In 2000 she was first accredited as a specialist in family law under the Law Society's accreditation scheme. In 2004 she was appointed an advanced member of the scheme. She continues to be an accredited scheme member and also a member of Resolution.
Lisa joined Lanyon Bowdler in November 2001. She was appointed an associate in 2010 and is currently based at their Shrewsbury office. She has managed a team of family lawyers and support staff across several of the firm's offices in Shropshire. Her specialist area of practice is advising in financial claims, from initial consultation and negotiating to final hearing, when necessary.
In 2010 Lisa trained as a Collaborative Lawyer. This process, being a form of ADR, focuses on solution finding and supporting separating couples to enable them to achieve tailor-made solutions for their specific family situation.
Lisa works regularly with Wealth Managers and IFAs, Accountants and Tax Advisors, Forensic Accountants and Business Advisors, Surveyors and Land Agents, Actuaries and Pension Administrators and Barristers to achieve carefully structured, comprehensive, tax efficient outcomes.
In this episode, Lisa is chatting with relationship therapist Adele Ballantyne about Collaborative Law. This is an alternative solution to mediation when resolving family disputes out of court. You can find out more about Collaborative Law, and setup a meeting here.
In the 2023 Chambers UK edition Lisa is ranked in Band 2 which states, 'Lisa handles matrimonial finance mandates and is noted for her strength in collaborative law proceedings.'
Previous directories say "She is always a pleasure to deal with - as a practitioner, she doesn't take any prisoners but is still focused on achieving a sensible outcome."
A client testimonial states "She is very good at collaborating and making sure everyone is on the same page."
Lisa Grimmett's "strength is her performance in court," states one interviewee, adding that she establishes an "excellent rapport with the judge and is able to assimilate facts quickly," and is "tenacious, friendly and approachable." She focuses on matrimonial finance matters.
Lisa is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 which states that she regularly assists clients with collaborative matters.
“Lisa spent time explaining very complex legal information in an easy to understand format”. (P Gray)
“Lisa Grimmett was amazing! She fully understood my position and handled my divorce with great professionalism and a caring attitude. She listened really well so therefore dealt with everything way beyond my expectation and for that I am really grateful.” (K Jones)
"Lisa Grimmett is sympathetic, approachable, easily understood and very efficient. She has a “down to earth”, practical manner, which I like!” (J Heseltine)
“Warm friendly approach, made me feel at ease. Good advice from outset, kept me informed throughout. Straight talking. Gave me facts I needed to know.” (K Adams)
“Lisa always took time to listen to me and always made sure that I understood everything before I went away.” (S Andrews)
"Lisa is efficient, knowledgeable and thorough. She is a top notch lawyer and is a great opponent to now have. I have no hesitation in making this recommendation." (Sheeba Eeswaramoorthy)