Louise Butcher 

Associate Solicitor

Louise has specialised in Family Law throughout her career. Qualifying as a Solicitor in December 2005, Louise is highly respected in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire region having previously practised at well regarded law firms in Doncaster and Chesterfield. She joins us from a boutique family law firm of solicitors based in Derbyshire.

Whilst Louise has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all areas of Family Law she has a particular interest in private children cases, dealing with all aspects of arrangements for children following the breakdown of a relationship including relocation. Louise also has experience advising clients in relation to modern families, with a particular skill in Domestic Abuse, Parental Alienation and Special Guardianship.

Louise has extensive experience in sensitive cases involving substance and alcohol misuse, and also cases where domestic abuse is a key feature. She also has experience of working with clients who have physical or mental disabilities and has worked closely with the Court of Protection for clients who lacked capacity to provide instructions.

Louise’s broad range of experience also includes advising and representing extended family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles and step-parents) to help them maintain relationships with children of the family.

Louise is well known for the passion and drive she brings to a case to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She has a sympathetic and compassionate approach and offers support throughout what can often be an extremely emotive time. Louise is a member of Resolution and attempts to work with clients to identify a constructive, sustainable and practical solution. She prides herself in being approachable and honest with clients to manage their expectations and provides proactive and balanced advice. Her sensitive, calming approach immediately puts the clients at ease.

Louise previously qualified as a mediator which provides her with specialist skills in negotiating, adopting an amicable approach with a view to resolving issues in a cost effective manner outside of the Court arena. However, where Court proceedings are issued, Louise provides robust representation to ensure her client’s case is presented in the best possible way to achieve their desired outcome.

Louise offers the all-round package of sensitive and supporting client care with first rate advice and representation