Lisa Fabian Lustigman

Special Counsel

  • Education: Emerson College, Boston, B.A. (Hons)
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 1988
  • Year joined: 2002


Lisa focuses on all aspects of private family law, including divorce, financial disputes, children and cohabitation cases and jurisdictional issues, with an emphasis on complex financial and children issues. Her work frequently has an international element, involving substantial assets and planning structures.

She is a practitioner of Collaborative Law and is a member of Collaborative Family Law (CFL).

Lisa is listed in Chambers and Partners as a key individual and is described as "a highly intelligent lawyer and a determined fighter" as well as being 'noted for her capacity to advise on a wide range of matters for same-sex couples, such as civil partnership dissolution, including cases involving children' by Chambers in 2014.

'Lisa Lustigman is excellent. She has a first class approach to all matters..'

Citywealth 2012


Lisa represents numerous clients in private proceedings whose children are the subject of applications for either removal or retention in the UK and most recently to the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Many of her cases involve allegations of sexual abuse.

Lisa successfully acted for the father in the landmark Court of Appeal decision in MK v CK [2011], which changes the law on international removal cases where parents share care of the children, for which she was featured as the Times Lawyer of the Week and was nominated as Family Law Solicitor of the Year 2011. Please click here for further information on the MK v CK case.

Her clients range from household names to city professionals, as well as those in the arts and media arenas.

Publications and speaking engagements

Lisa is a regular contributor of commentary in the national press (The Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian and The Lawyer). She has made frequent appearances on Channel 4 television productions, BBC-online news, Channel 4 news and Sky news as an expert in family law issues.

She has edited and expanded the chapters on Children and Injunctions for the third edition of Model Letters For Family Lawyers, published by Jordans. 


  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 
  • Resolution 
  • All Issues Mediator
  • Resolution Collaborative Law Group (Collaborative Partners)
  • Collaborative Family Law (CFL)
  • Former trustee of London Marriage Guidance and Chair of Internal Affairs
  • Past member of The Law Society Family Law Panel
  • Society of English and American Lawyers

On a personal note

American born and bred, Lisa enjoys fine wine, good restaurants and travelling.


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