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Louise Barretto

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Louise is a partner in our Family Team and a solicitor specialising in all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on complex financial matters, including those involving business assets and those with an international element.

She is dual qualified in England and in South Africa. Although she now practices solely in England, she deals with many cases which have a South African connection.  She has  been called upon to assist as an expert witness on English divorce law in the High Court of South Africa.

Civil partnerships for all (or for no one)?

At the end of June 2018 the Supreme Court handed down a judgment saying that heterosexual couples should have the same right as same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships.

How Does Divorce Impact the Finances of Those Over 50?

We have seen an increasing number of older couples getting divorced which seems to be down to a few reasons, such as the increasing financial independence of women and the reduced stigma attached to divorce.

Domestic Abuse

We are all accustomed to thinking of physical abuse when the term domestic violence is used. But since 2015 the definition of domestic abuse has been expanded for the first time, criminalising non-physical abuse.