Paula Butterworth


Partner and Collaborative Lawyer

Paula Butterworth places importance on supporting the individual client and her aim is to work from the outset to establish a close and supportive working relationship with an emphasis on excellent customer service and satisfaction. Paula aims to assist all clients to explore the possibility of an early settlement but also has experience of taking cases to a final hearing which is sometimes necessary.

Paula trained and qualified as a solicitor in 1997 with niche high street practice Hudson Freeman Berg Solicitors in Gloucester Place, London. Paula practised exclusively in the Family Law department following qualification and gained a wide experience of all areas of family law. Paula joined Rayden Solicitors in 2008 becoming an associate in 2011 and a partner in 2015.

Paula has a wide experience of divorce, financial disputes and Children Act proceedings. She is also specialised in obtaining injunctions under the Family Law Act to protect against domestic violence and freezing orders to protect against the dissipation of financial assets.

She’s really resilient and pragmatic, and she just deals with things.  Very good to deal with and very sensible.

Chambers 2020

She kept the client informed and explained things very clearly, ensuring the client understood everything.

Chambers 2020

Paula has extensive experience in complex divorce proceedings,  jurisdictional issues and Children Act proceedings.

Legal 500 2019

She is a fantastic lawyer who is very thorough, has really good judgement, and is tenacious – she fights for her clients.

Chambers 2017

Throughout my long, difficult case Paula has not only been a great lawyer, offering well thought through advice and managing my expectations, but she’s also always been calm, caring and supportive, making a difficult process much less stressful and painful for myself and my family.

Client on Paula

Paula Butterworth “continues to garner market praise”. Sources were quoted as saying “Paula is a calm, smooth and sensible solicitor who thinks deeply about her clients’ best interests. She manages their emotions and expectations without getting flustered.

Chambers 2016

Paula is ‘particularly good on children’s matters’.

Client on Paula

Paula, my sincerest gratitude for your help in getting everything resolved. I really needed someone to understand my situation and help me get there quickly and with the least upset possible. It has been a long and difficult experience and you have made it a lot easier. You are a great solicitor and I am really grateful I found you!

Client on Paula

Paula, thank you for your assistance …. your reassurance and guidance kept me steady during the ups and downs as I navigated it all. Thank you again for being utterly professional in such a personal way.

Client on Paula

Paula is experienced in Collaborative law.

Paula is a member of Resolution.

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Personal Assistant

Paula is supported by Josh.

Josh works Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm.

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Personal Assistant

Paula is also supported by Katie on Fridays 9.00am – 5.30pm.

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