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Elisabeth Hudson

Year of Call: 1987
Email Address: elisabeth.hudson@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01865 793 736

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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.


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    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

    Outside Interests

    A keen horse rider competing under BS rules. From 2006 to date her horses have competed at the Horse of the Year Show, Royal Windsor Horse Show, at Hickstead, Olympia, and in Europe.  Elisabeth enjoys playing the piano and breeds and shows a wide variety of livestock.

    Other Information

    Elisabeth is happy to travel to any of our centres.  She is available to give informal updating lectures to solicitors by arrangement through her clerks.

  • Articles
    • Relocation dos and don'ts

      Relocation dos and don'ts
      Elisabeth Hudson reviews the dos and don'ts of children relocation.

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  • Recommendations

    ‘Elisabeth's advocacy in contested matters is focused and calm. She is excellent with clients, particularly young, vulnerable clients.’

    Legal 500 2022/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit

    ‘She 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.’

    Legal 500 2021/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit

    ‘A safe pair of hands who fights her clients' corner.’

    Legal 500 2020/Family and children law/Leading juniors

    ‘A thorough, resolute and empathetic advocate.’

    Legal 500 2018/19/Family and children law/Leading juniors

    ‘She is very empathetic and very skilled at communicating with clients.’

    Legal 500 2017/Family and children law/Leading juniors

    'Experienced in both private and public law children proceedings.'

    Legal 500 2016/Family and children law/Leading juniors

    'Her practice includes Children Act work, financial remedy, TOLATA and Inheritance Act cases.'

    Legal 500 2015/Family and children law/Leading juniors

    '3PB’s Elisabeth Hudson is ‘well-prepared and able’.'

    Legal 500 2013/14/Family

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Legal 500 rankings

  • Leading Junior 2022

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Buckingham)

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association

Direct Access

Elisabeth Hudson is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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