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Louise Walker, Partner, Head of Family Law in London

Family Law

Direct Dial: 020 3375 8303
Mobile: 07786183408

A bit about me

My work is very varied – no two cases are the same, which gives me the chance to advise on a range of topics and collaborate with other experts when needed. Working with a range of clients, primarily business owners, executives and professionals, it is vital to find creative solutions that I can tailor to their needs.

Helping clients to navigate the financial aspects of a relationship, both at the beginning with pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements, and at the end with separation or divorce, I also support them to find the right arrangements for them and their children

I take the time to listen to both my clients and from their former spouses and partners. Understanding the psychology of a situation is often the key to unlocking the path to settlement.

Outside work I am a passionate Spurs fan, have a penchant for rom coms and love taking my dog for long walks in the countryside

Want to know more?

Keep talking. Try to maintain civility even when facing extreme emotional turmoil.

Focus on what you are trying to achieve and what is most important to you.

If you have children, remember they will not be young forever. There will be graduations and weddings and grandchildren – they will want both parents there and want them to be able to speak to each other.

Q. Am I entitled to half the money?
Possibly – this is a rather complex question with the way the law has evolved recently, with notions of matrimonial property (wealth built up during the relationship) and non-matrimonial property (acquired before or after the marriage or brought in from an external source). The aim is a fair settlement and, in some cases, more than half is needed to achieve fairness.

Q. How much will this cost?
Legal costs are a source of anxiety and concern for most clients. All cases are different, but I will always do my best to provide clear and transparent information throughout a case. Keeping on good terms with a former partner will inevitably reduce legal costs.

Q. Do I have to give up my pension?
Possibly. The value of the pension benefits built up in a marriage are generally shared, but there are other options that can be explored. If you are not married, there are no pension claims against each other, and you do not have to share any of your pension with your former partner.

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