Louise Barretto

Head of Department

Family & Divorce

PA/Secretary: Beverley Davis

Email: Beverley.Davis@russells.co.uk

Louise is a partner in the family team at Russells with over 25 years’ experience in family law.

She is also qualified to practice in South Africa, where she spent the early part of her career.

Louise deals with all aspects of relationship breakdown and is known for tackling the partners of her clients who may be over-controlling in their approach.

The financial matters she is instructed on often involve business interests and complex asset structures, and many of her clients have a connection to South Africa.

Many of her cases involve complex children issues, often where Parental Alienation is alleged.

She has spoken as an expert on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4, Talk Radio and on Channel 5 news.

Quoted in the Legal 500, clients have said this of Louise:

“I felt incredibly safe in Louise Barretto’s hands”

“Louise took the time to thoroughly understand all the complex details of my individual case as though it were her own, and used her legal expertise to strongly present my case and articulate responses that I could never have done myself. She was always professional and caring, going above and beyond to put my interests first.”


You can view links to Louise’s TV and Radio appearances here:

Woman’s Hourhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000z0qb

Discussing Jerry Hall’s and Ruper Murdoch’s engagement –  https://youtu.be/5SyEePg_mZo


“It always seems impossible, until it is done.”

-Nelson Mandela


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