Louise Buttery I Consultant, Family Law Solicitor at Family Law Partners
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Louise Buttery

Consultant Solicitor, Mediator & Collaborative Lawyer

Louise Buttery

Louise is our specialist family solicitor based in Essex, representing clients living and/or working in Essex, London and nationwide.

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Louise’s experience, expertise and commitment to her clients is externally recognised. 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.

A qualified mediator and collaborative lawyer, Louise’s ethos is to protect her clients from the emotional and financial cost of the ‘traditional’ court process. She wholeheartedly endorses arbitration as a private, efficient and flexible alternative to litigation.  However; court proceedings are sometimes unavoidable and Louise has extensive experience to draw on to advise and support her clients throughout.

Louise knows that any relationship breakdown, particularly if children are involved, is a difficult and stressful time for the whole family. She prides herself on listening to and understanding her clients’ needs, working with them at a pace which is comfortable for them.

Louise secures her clients’ future by creating solutions which will work for them in the long-term. She is clear and succinct in her communications, ensuring her clients are kept fully up-to-date with how things are progressing.

Louise regularly advises parents, grandparents and other family members in relation to child arrangements, often involving serious safeguarding issues such as parental alienation, drug and alcohol misuse and domestic abuse. She has a particular interest in applications for children to be relocated, whether elsewhere within England and Wales or abroad. This niche specialism has been recognised by the Legal 500, which describes Louise as ‘a pragmatic child relocation specialist’.

Louise is very experienced in advising on the financial implications of both entering and ending relationships. She can help protect the assets of high net worth individuals and find practical, positive solutions to help families stabilise their financial positions.

In the 2024 edition of the Legal 500 UK, Louise is ranked as a Next Generation Partner and is described as, “technically excellent. She knows all rules, procedures and black letter law but even better than that she is kind and empathetic to clients listening to their needs. She is an excellent collaborative lawyer who will always promote alternative dispute resolution where appropriate to get a quicker and less painful outcome for her clients.”

As a dedicated member of Resolution, locally and nationally, Louise sits on four of their national committees as well as their local committee in Essex. She is committed to their code of practice and working in a constructive, non-confrontational manner. Louise is often invited to speak at national family law seminars and conferences.

Outside work Louise can often be found roaming the Essex countryside with her dog, Lottie. She is an active member of her local community, a pianist and she sings with local choirs. She also enjoys taking part in challenges and events to raise money for charity.

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