Louisa is a trained family mediator, able to undertake Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) appointments, completing the form required to make an application to Court where appropriate.
She has been a specialist family law barrister for nearly 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. Louisa is married with two teenage children – who have been instrumental in honing her conflict resolution skills.
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.
She has a strong reputation for her non-judgemental approach, and the way that she considers not just 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 2015, 2016 and 2017 and The Legal 500 2015 and 2016.
“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
“A natural at dealing with complex cases and clients” – Legal 500. 2016 guide