Portrait of Judith Butler

Judith Butler

Year of Call 1993

Professional Practice

Judith has a significant practice in matrimonial finance and the financial consequences on the breakdown of civil partnership and cohabitation. She has specialist experience in cases involving farms, trusts, businesses and significant wealth.  Judith is often instructed in cases that have parallel private law children proceedings which may have implications on the outcome of financial proceedings.  She has substantial experience in children act proceedings both public and private, and a particular interest in relocation cases.  She endeavours to approach all cases in a pragmatic way, with an eye to swift and economic resolution where possible. Nevertheless, she is ready to challenge an inappropriate opposition case with robust and firm resolve at trial where necessary.

  • Recommendations

    "Judith is exceptional at reassuring clients and quickly getting to grips with complex family issues. This ability, together with her sharp and common sense approach to resolving matters puts clients completely at ease."
    Joanne Wilson - Clarkson Wright & Jakes
    "Judith Butler combines all the essential qualities of an excellent specialist matrimonial barrister. Judith is approachable and sensitive to clients. Judith is tenacious and rigorous in negotiations and in court. A solutions person through and through, Judith has a remarkable capacity to absorb information, get to the very heart of the dispute and pursue the right answer terrier-like for the client. All without ever losing sight of the big picture. At ease with both children and financial cases, Judith is both versatile and reliable. I thoroughly recommend her."
    Mary Raymont - Brachers LLP
  • Notable Cases

    • Re B (Interim Care Order: Directions)
      [2002] 1 FLR 545
    • Greenwich London Borough Council v H
      [1996] 2 FLR 736
  • Personal Information

    Judith is a Blackstone Exhibitioner and Middle Temple Scholar. Married with 3 children. She has a keen interest in travel and has lived and worked abroad. She enjoys sport and many outdoor pursuits with her children and also theatre, music and museums whenever she has an opportunity! She runs a school debating society and conducts mock trials in order to teach students about advocacy and presentation.


  • FLBA
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • CMC
  • Middle Temple