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Family Law From the Heart

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Family law is something many people need at some point in their lives. But seeking professional advice can also be one of the most daunting steps to take.
Here at Dutton Gregory Solicitors, all our family team offer a personal service, built on understanding and supporting you.

We speak to Pauline Ellis, Family Solicitor about her experience, and focus on client care.
Hi Pauline, tell us a bit more about yourself…
Hi! I’m a Senior Associate Solicitor & Mediator at Dutton Gregory Solicitors.
I offer all aspects of Family Law, including; divorce, separation, civil partnership breakdown, finances & all children matters.

How would you describe your work ethic?
I work extremely hard for my clients, and strive to achieve the best outcome for each of them. It’s incredibly important to me that my clients feel listened to. I offer proactive advice to support them through difficult times, legally and emotionally.
I work closely with legal, financial and therapeutic practitioners so my clients always receive a complete service, tailored to them.

What do you draw on for inspiration?
My clients inspire me regularly, with the resilience and strength they demonstrate every single day.
Self-inspiration comes from the very the core of my work - to help those in need. No one is strong all the time, and I’m proud to support my clients to that light at the end of the tunnel.

Describe your work/life balance…
A constant work in progress… I’m sure readers will agree it’s difficult to achieve this at times! I have an extremely supportive husband and fantastic network of friends which definitely helps keep things in balance.
Dutton Gregory are really passionate about flexibility in our roles, which means I’m able to support my clients and still share quality time with my family, which is wonderful.

And now for a fun question… If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Cornwall! I love our family holidays there, and spending time on the beach with my husband and children is a true source of happiness and wonderful memories for me.
I find the sounds and sights of the sea such a calming and relaxing way to unwind and recharge.

Pauline is based in Dutton Gregory’s Poole Office.
For a confidential, personal conversation around your situation, call Pauline on 01202 441959 or email