Louise specialises in all aspects of family law including probate, and has done for 18 years.
Her loyal solicitor clients describe her as great at client care and highly ethical in all her work, with excellent attention to detail.
Louise is a visiting lecturer at UCL on alternative dispute resolution and has taught courtroom skills and civil procedure to visiting lawyers on the Lord Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme.
She lives in Bristol and practises on the Western Circuit and in London.
Louise accepts instructions to appear as an advocate and advise on the following areas of law:
Louise is experienced in all aspects of matrimonial and family property and finance. Her experience in cases involving trusts and non matrimonial property makes her an effective advocate and adviser in cases involving third party interests as well as disputes between cohabitees and family members.
She also advises and represents clients in cases involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Her background in civil proceedings means she is familiar with civil procedure and drafting pleadings. In addition to court and advisory work, she represents clients at mediation and can provide advice on appropriate methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Louise represents clients in the High Court, County Court and Family Proceedings Court.
Her experience in alternative dispute resolution makes her an effective negotiator in difficult private law cases involving high levels of hostility between the parties. She has also represents clients in wardship proceedings and cases involving location and removal from the jurisdiction.
Louise has wide experience of all aspects of care work. She is interested in representing parents with mental health issues or learning difficulties, and her sympathetic approach means she has frequently been instructed to represent parents who have particular difficulty in dealing with social services and the court process. She also represents local authorities and guardians.
BA Hons Philosophy, University of York
MA Philosophy, King’s College London
LLM, University College London
Diplock Scholar (Middle Temple)
Louise is a member of the Family Law Bar Association
‘The Ethic of Care’, UCL Jurisprudence Review, 1997.
Louise is also co-author of the Family Law section of the Bar Council’s Guide to Representing Yourself in Court, 2013.