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Elisabeth Hudson

Year of Call: 1987
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Clerk Details

  • Clerk Name: Robert Leonard
  • Clerk Telephone: 0330 332 0773
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]


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 is able to put clients at ease and strike a rapport with them. She understands cases to a very high level and this is clear in the advice she gives, the quality of her position statements and skeleton arguments, and also her advocacy.’

    Legal 500 2024/Family: Children and Domestic Violence/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit - Tier 1

    Elisabeth Hudson has established strength in Children Act work, including cases involving the international movement of children.

    ‘Elisabeth is organised, discerning, and has a great client manner.'

    Legal 500 2023/Child Law (Public and Private)/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit - Tier 1

    ‘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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