Paula Butterworth

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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.

Paula is experienced in Collaborative law and is a member of Resolution. Paula is based in our Harpenden office.

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Paula is supported by Gaynor Bush. Email Gaynor.

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

Chambers and Partners

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

Chambers and Partners

Paula is very tough and she will always give everything to the matter. She listens to clients very well and she’s very intelligent.

Chambers and Partners

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

Legal 500

Emily ‘gets to the core of a problem quickly’.

Client on Paula

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

Thanks to all at Rayden Solicitors who have supported me this year, especially Paula and Kayleigh. I truly have appreciated your clear and incisive strategy, understanding the situation from my perspective, but most of all, for making what is a very complex and emotive situation clear, simple and easy to understand and digest.

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