Louise McCabe Family

Call: 1996


Rated as ‘Band One’ in Chambers & Partners, Louise is a specialist Financial Remedy and Inquest practitioner, who is well respected and highly thought of for both the quality of her Court performance and the extremely practical advice she gives at every stage of proceedings. Louise will be extremely robust when required, but is also very sensitive to the vulnerabilities of clients. She has an excellent ‘bedside manner’. She is a fearsome advocate, and particularly skilled at conducting cross examination.

When called upon to fight, she has been described by clients as capable of taking the other side “to pieces” but will still use her best efforts to remove parties from litigation at every stage of proceedings where possible. She is extremely practical and commercial in her approach.

She also has valuable judicial experience, she is a Deputy District Judge sitting in Civil and Family throughout the midlands, also regularly sitting as an assistant Coroner for Staffordshire.

What the Directories Say:

“A tenacious advocate who gives sound financial advice.” “Brilliant on her feet.” – Chambers and Partners

“She is outstanding. A rare mixture of eminently sensible intelligence and problem solving, but if she needs to stand her ground, by golly does she stand her ground.” – Chambers & Partners

“outstanding law client skills… she is able to see the key issues quickly and communicate them effectively to lay clients” – Chambers & Partners

“She is my standout of the year, and a highly skilled advocate with business acumen like no one else” – Chambers & Partners

“Louise is always fantastically well prepared” – Legal 500

Louise is a leader in the Birmingham market for Ancillary Relief work and is an “absolute star” – Legal 500

“Louise McCabe is a stellar performer who proceeds in a proactive and practical way” – Legal 500

Qualifications and Appointments:

  • Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent);
  • BA Law – Durham University (2.1);
  • Rugby High School for Girls


But you didn’t listen to me…..” – (setting aside an order after proceeding in a Parties’ absence, FPR 2010 r 27.5)

Family Finance Team

Matrimonial finance

Louise has been rated by Chambers and Partners as a ‘Band One’ practitioner in this area of law.

When called upon to fight her client’s corner, Louise is tenacious, highly articulate and always impeccably prepared. On the other hand, Louise takes very seriously her responsibility to give sensible, realistic advice, and will always explore with clients ways to resolve issues with a view to minimising costs and conflict. She is happy to be involved at any stage of proceedings.

Louise has conducted ancillary relief applications in respect of assets ranging in value from £20,000 up to £20 million. Louise is experienced in cross examining expert witnesses (including valuers and accountants) and in conducting cases involving assets subject to trust, third parties and intervenors, foreign aspects, and accountancy and business assets. She has particular experience in cases involving the dissipation of assets.

Louise is experienced in conducting TOLATA trials and Schedule 1 Children Act applications. Louise has conducted financial cases involving children with separate representation and has represented children in such cases. She has conducted a number of cases arising out of the breakdown of same sex relationships.
Louise also conducts all aspects of cases concerning provision pursuant to the Inheritance Act.
Louise is happy to provide advice in writing and in conference in all such cases.

Louise brings a practical approach to all aspects of case preparation, advice and representation at court and first class advocacy on the day. She is happy to travel to undertake her Court work and to advise in conference.

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