Louisa is accredited by the Family Mediation Council to undertake mediations involving both finances and arrangements for children. She is able to conduct MIAM sessions.
As well as being an accredited family mediator, Louisa is also a trained civil and commercial and workplace mediator. She is able to offer her family mediation clients the option of working together with their solicitors and/or within a ‘hybrid’ mediation process that can support separate meetings where suitable.
She has been a specialist family law barrister for over 20 years – working with parents, spouses, grandparents, children and local authorities – so brings to the mediation process an in-depth knowledge of the law and the factors that the court will take into account.
As well as working with families who have been unable to agree which parent a child should live with, or how contact arrangements should be managed, her experience covers many cases involving domestic violence within a relationship, or where children were considered to be at risk.
Louisa’s work also involves working with separating couples to resolve disputes over properties, assets acquired pre-/post-marriage, pensions, spousal maintenance agreements and financial provision for children.
Louisa has a strong reputation for her non-judgmental approach and the way that she considers not only the legal issues of a case but also the emotional and practical issues involved. As a mediator, her pragmatism and objectivity help her to understand what will shape your decisions and to ensure that you understand the implications of the choices you make.
Louisa is recommended in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
“straight-talking, astute and practical” (Legal 500 2017 Guide), “A natural at dealing with complex cases and clients” (Legal 500 2016 guide), “A great advocate with a practical approach” (Chambers and Partners 2018) and “Very flexible and informative. She goes the extra mile.” “Really approachable. She is always able to give sensible advice in a way the client understands” (Chambers and Partners 2019)