Lauren’s practice covers all areas of Family Law, with a particular interest in finance cases including matrimonial finance and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. Lauren has recently given lectures on the changes to the pension rules and the impact those changes may have on financial remedy cases.
Lauren has experience of applications concerning child abduction, involving both Hague and non-Hague Convention countries. Lauren has acted for both the parent left behind and also the parent who has removed the child.
Lauren regularly acts on behalf of Local Authorities, parents or the child in public law cases. She has significant experience of representing parties with sensitivity in intractable private law cases, including multi-day finding of fact hearings in cases involving domestic violence, sexual abuse or substance misuse. She is compassionate in her approach, but able to adopt a firm and pragmatic stance when required.
Re DD  EWHC 3546 (Fam); Acted for the mother in a case concerning the abduction of a child from a non-Hague Convention country (Northen Cyprus) and the application of the welfare principle under the Court’s inherent jurisdiction in considering an order for summary return.