Louise Connolly is an accredited family mediator and consultant solicitor in the family law team. She has specialised in family law for over 20 years and is known for her commitment to trying to settle family disputes in a practical and constructive way.
She has extensive mediation experience and has a high success rate resolving a range of disputes in this way from complex financial work with highly conflictual couples to those involving cross border issues.
Louise is qualified to undertake Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and is a trained collaborative lawyer. She is a Resolution member and sits on the Surrey Resolution Committee. Louise has attained the HSSF mark, this mark is awarded to individuals and organisations which can demonstrate that their services support parents to work together to resolve disputes (where it's appropriate and safe to do so) and help them focus on the interest of their children.
Louise specialises in advising on all aspects of family law including divorce, financial and children disputes. She acts for a range of people from those with modest assets to those with higher value financial settlements. She has acted for many people in the media industry and has also acted for grandparents who wish to intervene in marital proceedings to try and recover money loaned for the family home.
Louise is dedicated to protecting her clients. She is particularly known for applying her expertise and experience in a straightforward practical and cost sensitive way. She tries to help clients see things from a fresh perspective and think through strategic options. In families where funds are tight she attempts to resolve financial issues by exploring all possible options and is particularly concerned to ensure future financial security wherever possible.
Louise is listed in the Legal 500 2019 where she is referred to as 'highly regarded'.
- Acted for high profile media client using collaborative process
- Successfully concluded a broad range of mediation cases and is experienced with pension issues
- Concluded highly contentious case with multiple experts involving foreign jurisdictions and businesses
- Acts for a wide range of clients from modest to high-net-worth individuals