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. Louisa is adept at conducting online mediation sessions. Not only does this offer a practical and safe way forward under the current pandemic conditions, but many of her clients have said that they feel more comfortable being able to engage in mediation from their own home.
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.
“She is a caring advocate who manages clients well.” “She deals with acrimonious children cases with a sensible, practical, no-nonsense style.” Chambers and Partners 2021
“She is sharp and on the ball and, in a difficult situation and with challenging cases, adopts just the right tone to get the job done.” (Legal 500 2021),
“Really approachable. She is always able to give sensible advice in a way the client understands” (Chambers and Partners 2019)
“A great advocate with a practical approach” (Chambers and Partners 2018) and “Very flexible and informative. She goes the extra mile.”
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