"A standout expert in financial cases."
The Legal 500 UK Bar
Louise’s practice has encompassed all aspects of family law, and her primary specialism is in financial cases.
Louise is popular and robust, with a good track record in negotiated outcomes as well as fully contested litigation. Combining a fast and secure grasp of detail with a pragmatic approach, Louise brings clear focus to the strategy in a case, her aim being always to create the conditions for an optimal solution.
She represents clients in all financial brackets, where her experience is needed to deal with complex circumstances, deploying her extensive experience of all types of financial asset and employment/income models, including where there is an international element. While a proportion of her case-load now involves higher net worth individuals, Louise’s practice has always served clients across a varied range of net-worth bases.
Louise will occasionally undertake the private law children aspects of financial remedy cases in which she is instructed, and she retains a small public law children practice.
Louise’s length and breadth of financial remedy specialism leads her to be expert across an extremely wide range of issues that may arise in matrimonial finance cases and cases involving financial provision for children. Many of her cases feature issues relating to companies, whether large or small, and pensions, where a sound facility with accountancy and tax matters compliments any expert evidence in the case, where there is a need to balance commercial viability with the issues specific to personal litigation. Adept at articulating complex circumstances through effective advocacy, whether in writing or orally, Louise’s expertise also serves a private FDR and arbitration practice.
Louise’s arbitration qualification dates from 2018, and she is a strong proponent of the value of early intervention and resolution as tending to promote a reduction in the strain and cost of extended contested proceedings, and of the particular benefits of arbitration providing the parties with a stronger sense of ownership of the process. Louise can be instructed as an arbitrator as well as representing a party to an arbitration.
Louise is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.
"She's very empathetic and has a fantastic bedside manner, while also being very thorough on both finance and children matters." "She's an experienced advocate and she's honed her craft." "She's an extremely personable and knowledgeable advocate with a warm client manner."
Chambers UK Bar 2020
"She has a fantastic manner with clients and is very good at getting to the root of the issue." "Her attention to detail is really strong." "She deals well with sensitive cases that require careful handling and is always able to achieve imaginative outcomes."
Chambers UK Bar 2019
"A go-to junior for sensitive cases."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2019
"Perceptive and solution-focused."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018
"Noted for her ability to resolve high-value financial disputes, through both litigation and out-of-court negotiation. She also advises on public and private law matters concerning children."
Chambers UK Bar 2018
"Louise is very well prepared for hearings. Her cross-examination skills are very good." "She is brilliant with the clients, realistic in terms of their expectations and empathetic but fierce as a negotiator when the chips are down."
Chambers UK Bar 2018