Michelle Uppal mediator

News of Michelle’s join was published in New Law Journal here, 7 September 2023, WealthBriefing and TheBusinessDesk, 11 September 2023, here and here, eprivateclient, 13 September 2023, here, The Law Society Gazette, 25 September 2023, here, and Manchester Law Society’s The Messenger, 15 October 2023, here.

Specialist high-net-worth divorce law firm Lowry Legal today appoints expert mediator and collaborative family lawyer Michelle Uppal, who joins as Partner.

Michelle’s join will shortly be followed by the launch of a dedicated London office, which will expand the firm’s coverage to encompass England’s most prestigious postcodes.

This is Lowry Legal’s second partner hire of 2023, and forms a key component of the Firm’s planned expansion. Michelle brings almost 25 years’ experience assisting separating high-net-worth couples with expertise in child arrangements, post-separation finances, and cross-jurisdictional cases.

Michelle, an accomplished collaborative lawyer and mediator who is recommended in The Legal 500 as a leading individual, represents the latest step in the Firm’s continued upward trajectory since launching in 2021, following the appointment of matrimonial finance partner Lesley Smythe last month.

Michelle’s skill in using alternative methods of dispute resolution to achieve a fair settlement for both parties will strengthen Lowry Legal’s compassionate, tailored, and client care-focused approach to high-net-worth family law. Michelle joins from Miles & Partners, where she headed up their accoladed matrimonial department.

Michelle commented: “I have known Michael and Katie for a very long time and am beyond thrilled to be joining Lowry Legal. Our values completely align and I cannot wait to help build on the firm’s reputation as a first-in-class, boutique HNW family law service.”

Managing Partner, Katie McCann said: “I am delighted to welcome Michelle to our growing yet tight-knit team. Her stellar reputation as one of the best mediators in London and as a perceptive and pragmatic family lawyer speaks for itself. Her guiding mission of helping clients to construct positive onwards relationships represents exactly what Lowry Legal stands for as a firm.”