Elisabeth Hudson > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Winchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
4 ST PETER STREET
WINCHESTER
SO23 8BW
England

Work Department

Family

Position

Elisabeth Hudson specialises in all aspects of family law.  She carries out both private and publicly funded work.  Elisabeth has particular experience in Children Act work, both public and private, and in Financial Remedy cases.

She is qualified to accept client instructions under the Public Access Scheme, and has been carrying out such work since 2013.

Elisabeth says “I understand that family matters can be highly charged and emotional, and I work hard on your behalf to ensure your voice is heard.  I am friendly, and approachable, with your best interests at heart.”

“If a sensible out of Court settlement can be reached on your behalf, I will help you negotiate to achieve this goal.  If this is not possible I will do my utmost to ensure a case is well prepared for Court, in order to obtain the best outcome possible.”

Elisabeth is based in the Hampshire/Oxfordshire/Berkshire areas, with offices in London, Bournemouth, Winchester, Oxford, Bristol and Birmingham.  An initial consultation can be arranged at any of these centres.

Elisabeth specialises in all aspects of family law.  She carries out both private and publicly funded work.  Elisabeth is experienced in Children Act work, both public and private, and has also acted in a number of cases brought under the Hague Convention involving the return of children to and from Australia, USA and Zimbabwe.  She also deals with Financial Remedy cases and cases brought under TLATA 1996, the Inheritance Act 1975 and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Private Remote FDR Hearings

Elisabeth is available for private remote FDR hearings. For more information on private remote FDR hearings please click here.

Reported cases

  • Re M (Minors) (Residence Order: Jurisdiction) [1993] 1 F.L.R 495
  • Re S (Contact: Evidence) [1998] 1 F.L.R 798
  • Re W (Care proceedings: Witness anonymity) Court of Appeal [2003] 1 F.L.R 329
  • Re F (Shared residence order) Court of Appeal [2003] 2 F.L.R 397
  • P v South Gloucestershire Council Court of Appeal, The Times Law Reports, 1st February 2007
  • M (Children) [2009] EWCA Civ 1573
  • M (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ  657 – Renewed application by father for permission to appeal finding that he had stabbed the children’s mother.  Application allowed

Career

Called 1987, Gray’s Inn.

Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association

Education

Sheffield High School; University of Buckingham (1982 LLB).

Leisure

Horse riding (competing BSJA member – horses competing in the UK and Europe); music – played the piano since age five; Abyssinian Cavy Club, judge and competitor.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 1

Elisabeth Hudson3PBShe is principled, courageous and honest; as an advocate she is knowledgeable, clear and direct. She shows excellent judgement and is an incredibly effective and persuasive advocate.

The team at 3PB regularly deal with all aspects of family law and have appeared in all stages of the courts. Elisabeth Hudson is experienced in Children Act work and has acted in a number of cases brought under the Hague Convention involving the return of children to and from Australia, USA, and Zimbabwe. Sarah O’Hara has a particular interest in non-accidental injury cases; Lucy Hendry specialises in public and private child law acting for parents, guardians, and local authorities; Hamish Dunlop is noted for his expertise in financial cases involving family businesses and inherited wealth; and Melissa Barlow is recommended for representing police authorities in cases of complexities between court proceedings and police investigations.