Louise Rawson – Sheffield

I am a Solicitor with over 20 years of practical experience specializing in family law in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield, and Barnsley. My expertise spans across various facets of family matters, including divorce, financial matters on separation, and child arrangements. Whether you are navigating the complexities of divorce, seeking advice on financial settlements, or dealing with issues related to child custody and visitation, I am here to help. My extensive experience also covers cohabitation matters, providing guidance on what happens upon separation and offering strategies to protect your financial position when moving in with a partner.

When facing the emotionally charged process of divorce, having a knowledgeable and compassionate solicitor can make a significant difference. I understand that every family is unique, and so are the circumstances surrounding their legal issues. My approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring that you receive personalized advice and support throughout the process. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, my goal is to help you achieve an outcome that allows you to move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

Financial matters on separation can often be one of the most contentious aspects of a breakup. It’s crucial to have a clear understanding of your rights and obligations, whether you are dealing with property division, spousal maintenance, or child support. I will work diligently to ensure that your financial interests are protected and that any settlements are fair and equitable. My practical approach ensures that my advice is clear, straightforward, and free of legal jargon, making it easier for you to make informed decisions.

Child arrangements are another critical area of family law that requires careful consideration and sensitivity. The well-being of your children is paramount, and I strive to help you establish arrangements that are in their best interests. Whether you are negotiating custody, visitation schedules, or parental responsibilities, I provide compassionate and practical advice to help you navigate these challenging issues. My aim is to facilitate agreements that promote stability and positive outcomes for your children.

For those who are not married but living together, cohabitation presents its own set of legal challenges. Many people are unaware of their rights and responsibilities in these situations, which can lead to significant problems if the relationship ends. I offer comprehensive advice on cohabitation agreements, helping you understand what happens upon separation and how to safeguard your financial position. By addressing these issues proactively, you can avoid potential disputes and ensure that your interests are protected.

I pride myself on providing excellent client service, which is the cornerstone of my practice. I am committed to being accessible and responsive, making sure that you feel supported and informed every step of the way. Whether you prefer face-to-face meetings, phone calls, or virtual consultations, I am flexible and adaptable to your needs. My dedication to client service means that I will do everything I can to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

Outside of work, I enjoy a fulfilling family life. I am married with two teenage children, and we love spending time outdoors. Whether it’s walking, running, or the occasional shopping trip and meal out, I value the moments we share together. This personal experience enriches my understanding of family dynamics, which I bring to my practice every day. My commitment to family, both in my personal and professional life, drives me to provide the best possible service to my clients.

In summary, with over two decades of experience in family law, I am well-equipped to handle a wide range of issues related to divorce, financial matters on separation, child arrangements, and cohabitation in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Chesterfield, and Barnsley. My practical, jargon-free approach ensures that you receive clear and effective advice, tailored to your unique circumstances. If you need assistance navigating the complexities of family law, I am here to help you achieve a positive outcome and move forward with your life.

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What our clients say about Louise

Fair, honest, good listeners and full of practical advice

Rucklidge Law are above all professional and genuinely care for their clients.  I have used Rucklidge law for a variety of purposes and have always found them to be fair, honest, good listeners and full of practical advice.

Fees are totally transparent and communication exceptional. They certainly ‘get the job done’.  I recommend them whole heartily.

Jill Rucklidge – Dave November 2022

I could not have got through these last 5 years without you


I don’t know what to say to Jill.  You have been absolutely amazing over this journey which I feel like we have taken together.  You have been so much more than just my Solicitor. You have been my agony Aunt, my voice of reason & my confidante. I could not have got through these last 5 years without you & kept the bit of sanity I have left !!!!  You are such a wonderful Lady & to me you are now a wonderful friend. Please never forget how amazing you are.

Jill Rucklidge – Jayne May 2022