Laura is an Associate in the family team and has many years’ experience helping clients resolve all aspects of family law issues, including separation agreements, divorce and dissolution proceedings, financial claims arising from divorce, variation of maintenance, injunction proceedings and private children matters. She also helps clients prevent future issues arising and advises on cohabitation agreements and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Laura is building a specialism is unmarried couples and the issues that arise on their separation including TOLATA proceedings.
Laura has worked on an array of financial matters involving complex corporate structures and trust funds to matters where there are not enough assets to meet both parties’ needs. Regardless of a client’s circumstances, Laura is focused on achieving the best result for her clients and supporting them through what can be a difficult chapter.
Laura is a committed member of Resolution and while she will be robust if necessary, she always has the best interests of her client and the family in mind and approaches matters constructively with the view to minimising any conflict.
Laura completed her academic qualifications in 2015 and became a fellow of CILEx in 2017. Laura trained and qualified exclusively in family law at a reputable private client law firm specialising predominantly in high net worth and high profile matters. She worked at this firm for nearly 9 years before changing to a local private client firm following the birth of her daughter. She commenced her employment with Lester Aldridge in November 2020.
Recent examples of work or case studies
- Acted for a former husband who had been paying substantial periodical payments to his wife for years following a joint lives periodical payments order. His circumstances had changed and he no longer wished to make these payments. We were able to reach a settlement that enabled the former husband to move forwards with his life with a clean break.
- Acted for a wife that wished to remain in the family home following the parties’ divorce, we were able to reach a settlement to enable the husband to retain more of his pension and the wife an adequate pension fund, periodical payments and the family home.
- Acted for a wife whose former husband had refused to follow a court order to sell his property and pay a lump sum to our client. We were able to achieve 8% interest on the lump sum due and costs without the need for Court proceedings.
- Acted for a father who had been refused contact with his three children and had not met his youngest child or been named on the birth certificate. We were able to achieve a Declaration of Parentage, the birth certificate being amended and a Child Arrangements Order enabling him to have regular contact with all three children.