Laura is a specialist in family law and represents children, parents and local authorities in both private and public law cases. She trained and practised in London for more than 10 years before moving to Sussex. Laura also represents applicant and respondents in injunctive proceedings under the Family Law Act 1996 involving applications for non-molestation and occupation order.
In addition, Laura delivers lectures and training seminars on public and private law topics to social workers, solicitors and other professionals.Children (Private Law)
Laura is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of private law cases where arrangements for children are disputed, including:
- Parental alienation
- Allegations of abuse
Laura has expertise in all aspects of public law children cases involving care proceedings and adoption including:
- Non-accidental injury
- Factitious illness
- Sexual abuse
- Parents with learning disabilities
- X Local Authority v Trimega (2013) EWCC 6 Family
- A County Council v K & Ors (By Children's Guardian HT) (2011) EWHC 1672
Laura represents clients in injunctive proceedings under both the Family Law Act 1989, including where allegations of serious domestic violence or abuse have been made. She has gained much experience of such applications, particularly where those applications are linked to concurrent Children Act 1989 proceedings.
Seven Members of Chambers address Kent Law Society Family Law Conference - Jun 2017