Family Law Partners has announced further geographical expansion with the arrival of respected family solicitor and collaborative practitioner Louise Buttery who joins as a Consultant in Essex.

Family Law Partners, holders of The Law Society “Medium Law Firm of the Year’ title, has seen rapid expansion in recent years and continues to grow across the South.

The arrival of Essex-based Louise follows news of Consultant Emily Pain who joined in North Hampshire/Surrey earlier this year, and the opening of the firm’s office in Horsham in 2019. Family Law Partners now has offices in Brighton, London, Horsham, Lewes, Hampshire, Surrey and Essex.

A collaboratively trained family law specialist, Louise’s ethos is to protect her clients from the emotional and financial cost of the ‘traditional’ court process. She is a member of The Law Society’s Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme and a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial Remedies and Children Law.

She has been recommended by the Legal 500 since 2017, including for her niche specialism in cases involving applications for children to be relocated, whether this is within England and Wales or abroad, describing her as “a pragmatic child relocation specialist”.

Louise says “Dispute resolution has been at the heart of my practice as a family lawyer for many years and I am delighted to be joining Family Law Partners at a time where there are exciting reforms taking place within our industry. The team’s nationwide reputation for excellence, together with its focus on DR means it is an exciting place for any family law specialist to be. I am looking forward to bringing a fresh approach to the Essex market”.

A dedicated and respected member of Resolution, both locally and nationally, Louise sits on four of their national committees as well as their local committee in Essex. She is often invited to speak at national family law seminars and conferences.

Robert Williams, Director at Family Law Partners, said “In a year where many organisations have been forced to pause any growth plans, we have seen the opportunity to add likeminded specialists to our team. At Family Law Partners our expansion has always been about identifying individuals whose philosophy fits our culture and brand, and who will add value to the needs of our clients. Louise’s warmth was obvious from the first time I met her. She is a skilled lawyer, a passionate believer in the benefits of dispute resolution and we believe the combination of our philosophy and her approach will be a breath of fresh air to clients in the Essex area”.

Louise joins Family Law Partners on 21 September as a Consultant Family Law Solicitor, operating from her base in central Essex.

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