Louise Potter MCIArb

Call: 1993

"Louise Potter is very accessible in terms of getting advice and always gets to the crux of the case. She is a very safe pair of hands."
Chambers UK Bar 2024

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.

To instruct Louise or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

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.

Notable Family Finance cases

Randhawa v Randhawa (Divorce: Decree Absolute, Set Aside, Forgery) [2022] EWFC B7

Louise acted for the applicant, in proceedings to set aside a decree absolute of divorce obtained without notice to the wife in 2010, turning on the facts as to whether she was served with the divorce petition and whether her signature had been forged on the acknowledgement of service.


Evidence ranged over multiple allegations including a decade of property transactions, involving 9 witnesses (including expert) over 8 days in contested fact finding hearing, leading to judgment in favour of the wife and the setting aside of the decrees.

Also reported in:



Dickson v Rennie [2014] EWHC 4306 (Fam)

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.


What the directories say

"She is just so approachable and has a knack for not using high-level legal knowledge clients will find difficult to understand."
Chambers UK Bar 2024

“Louise is excellent, a real fighter.”
Chambers UK Bar 2023

“Louise has a personal approach not only to the instructing solicitors but to the clients. She identifies the issues very quickly and nothing is too much trouble when responding and advising.”
Chambers UK Bar 2023

‘Louise is kind and has attention to detail. She has a respectful engagement with the other party and counsel, as well as with the client. She is one of the most genuinely conciliatory and compassionate barristers in practice.’
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2023

"Extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. Her confidence puts the clients at ease."
The Legal 500 UK Bar 2022

"She is incredibly personable and on point. Clients love her."
Chambers UK Bar 2021

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