Today the Government have announced there will be new legislation in divorce law. This new law will update the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in due course. It will mean that, in the future when the legislation comes into force, divorcing couples will no longer have to ‘blame’ each other for the breakdown of their marriage. It is hoped the new law will help reduce family conflict.
Louise joined Hughes Paddison from Shoosmiths in October 2017, as a Solicitor in the Litigation Department.
Louise works closely with Rachel Stewart on a wide range of commercial disputes, assisting in a number of multi million pound, international jurisdiction claims, as well as handling her own caseload of claims for local clients. She has significant experience acting for both employers and employees in breach of contract claims, covering a diverse range of subject matters, from the mis-use of confidential product information to failed construction projects.
In her spare time, Louise is very passionate about pro bono work, and currently sits on the Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee as the Vice Chair. The purpose of the committee is to promote pro bono work in Birmingham and surrounding areas.