Legal 500 UK 2024

We are delighted to announce that Lowry Legal has been ranked Tier 4 for Private Client: Family in The Legal 500 UK 2024, while our new Partner Michelle Uppal has been recognised as a Leading Individual for both Family and Mediation in London, recognising the expertise of our team in catering to the modern family law needs of HNW individuals.

Managing Partner Katie McCann, Partner Michael Gregory, and Solicitor Abi Woodcock are all recommended by the guide. Please see below the full ranking and commentary as published in The Legal 500 UK 2024:


Private Client: Family | Northwest | Tier 4

The guide has acknowledged our team’s breadth of expertise in modern family law matters such as surrogacy and same sex issues, as well as our proficiency in guiding our clients through alternative routes of dispute resolution. The guide recommends both Katie McCann and Michael Gregory for their capabilities in this area, as well as Abi Woodcock, who qualified into our team earlier this year and continues to excel as a legal practitioner.

We are proud of our representation on this guide, which affirms our position as a dynamic boutique family law firm, adaptive to the ever-changing legal demands of families in the post-pandemic landscape.


Private Client: Family: Mediation | London | Leading Individual

Our new partner Michelle is described as “approachable and compassionate”, as she offers sole mediation and, where she has identified it would benefit both parties, co- mediation sessions. Michelle is able to draw upon the expertise of other specialists where needed, with the guide recognising her holistic and resolution-focused practice.


“Michelle Uppal is calm, empathetic and knowledgeable. She looks carefully at each situation and is measured and thoughtful in her approach. Mediation clients can feel confident that she will provide them with an excellent service”.

“Michelle is able to assist clients in reaching fair and applicable outcomes. She has an excellent skill and knowledge base and is empathetic. Pays attention to detail”.

“Michelle is an excellent experienced mediator. She has dealt with complex finances. Excellent communication and she adopts a constructive and pragmatic approach”.

Work highlights

Advising a husband in respect to a family dispute regarding the respondent wife’s interest in a substantial family trust and her involvement with the family business – worth around £34 million – and its relevance to the overall settlement.

Acting for a wife in respect to her divorce and finance proceedings which involved a pre-nuptial agreement which we understand our client signed under duress and within days of the wedding.

Advising a man in respect to a particularly contentious financial remedy application, made by his spouse, concerning an extensive matrimonial pot worth approximately £3 million and involving a complex family dispute affecting the family trust and international property.