Louise Barretto

Louise is a Partner in our Family Team

Louise is 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.

Areas of Specialism

  • Divorce and separation;
  • Financial aspects on divorce and separation;
  • Children aspects of family breakdown;
  • Drafting and advising on pre and post-nuptial agreements;
  • Drafting and advising on co-habitation and separation agreements;
  • Collaborative Law;
  • Mediation of financial and children matters;


Citywealth have included Louise as a “prominent figure” in their leading lawyer’s category and she has also been nominated as a “Power Woman” by them.

Corporate Livewire have awarded Louise the “Lawyer of the Year” for family law – Surrey UK and she has also been rated by Super Lawyers.

Louise has been recommended in The Legal 500 and is a member of Resolution and the Family Law Accreditation Scheme.

Louise is also a member of Thameside Collaborative Lawyers and Mediators.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

She regularly updates her blog at www.louisebarretto.co.uk and appeared on 5 News on 12 January 2016 discussing pre-nuptial agreements after Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch announced their engagement.

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