I am a specialist family law barrister and have practised exclusively in family law for nearly 20 years, representing parents, spouses, grandparents, children and local authorities. I am experienced at acting in cases where children are considered to be at risk or where there has been domestic violence within a relationship.
My reputation is for for working with my clients in a holistic and non-judgmental way, and I will consider with you not only the legal issues of the case but also the emotional and practical issues you are facing. This helps me to understand all the things that will shape your decisions.
I am known for giving clear, objective advice that allows you to make decisions in full knowledge and understanding of the proceedings and helps you understand the implications of your choices. At Court I ensure that your position is put appropriately and persuasively before the Judge.
I am a trained family mediator and am able to undertake Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) appointments, completing the form required to make an application to Court where appropriate.
Louisa is recommended in Chambers and Partners 2015 and 2016 and The Legal 500 2015.
“Focuses on children and financial remedy matters and is highly experienced in care proceedings, disputes concerning physical and sexual abuse and residence disputes. She also undertakes financial disputes concerning property, assets and pensions.”
Strengths: “She is brilliant. She is calm, helpful and very experienced; great with vulnerable clients.” “She is able to develop a rapport with the client; a great advocate.” Chambers and Partners 2016
Expertise: “She has a very gentle nature but fights a case really well. She takes cases very seriously and is able to explain things clearly to clients.” “Louisa is very experienced and comes across well with clients. She’s fantastic, especially with public law and ancillary relief matters” Chambers and Partners 2015