David Lillywhite

Legal Director

Qualifying into a large regional firm in 2005, David joined a Mayfair practice in 2008 before heading up the family law department at a commercial City firm in 2010 until joining Burgess Mee Family Law in October 2015.


David deals with all types of family law work including advising upon divorce & separation, matrimonial finance (often involving substantial assets and/or with an overseas element), pre-and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation disputes and complex private children matters including contact, Schedule 1 applications (financial provision involving unmarried parents) and international relocation (he acted in the reported case of A (A Child) (No.2) [2014] EWCC B52 (Fam).


He also has experience in acting for individuals in the public eye.


David is a firm believer in achieving constructive, amicable solutions outside of the Court process wherever possible. Clients have praised his accessible, responsive approach.


David is a Resolution-trained collaborative lawyer and mediator. He is also able to co-mediate with Peter Burgess where a matter might benefit from the additional perspective that two mediators can bring.