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Areas of expertise: Family

Profile

Laura is a senior associate in the family law department in the Guildford office. She was admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2009 and joined Penningtons Manches’ family law department in 2011 having gained experience working with June Venters QC after qualification.

She has expertise in financial cases and disputes concerning arrangements for children, in both married and unmarried cases. Laura has particular experience in acting for clients in emergency situations making urgent applications to the court in cases relating to children, finances and domestic abuse. She has also dealt with a variety of cross-jurisdictional matters in USA, Australia and Europe.

Laura is also a member of Resolution, an organisation which believes in constructive approaches to family law matters.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the same-sex couple in a children's dispute case against a donor father in the widely reported case of T v T (Children).
  • Advising on complicated financial proceedings involving High Court injunctions against the other party in fierce disputes including the parties’ IP rights.
  • Working on a complex three-handed Schedule 1 Children Act case involving a disabled child and wealthy unmarried parents.
  • Working on cross-jurisdictional matters (including USA, Australia, and Europe) regarding finances and children.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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