Laura has a practice dealing with complex finance cases. She is recognised for both her skill as an advocate and her ability to assist her clients to resolve difficult and emotionally-charged disputes by agreement. Laura was appointed as a family Recorder (part-time judge) in 2018 and is available to conduct private FDRs.
Laura’s practice encompasses matrimonial finance, cohabitation disputes, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and related enforcement proceedings. She is regularly instructed (both alone and as a junior to leading counsel) in cases involving business assets, trust structures, intervening parties and allegations of non-disclosure.
Having studied modern languages at Oxford before coming to the Bar, Laura is particularly interested in cases with an international dimension including applications made under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings’ Act 1984 and those in which jurisdiction is contested. Laura is a co-author, with Richard Castle, of the Practical Law notes on financial relief after an overseas divorce.
- Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman  2 F.L.R. 939
- Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman (Application for Joinder)  1 F.L.R. 865
Laura sits as a part-time judge (Recorder) in the Family Court and welcomes instructions to conduct private FDRs.
Laura advises and acts for parents, extended family members and children in all types of private children matters.
Awards and Scholarships
Wadham College Oxford Junior Academic Scholarship
Ann Ebsworth Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
Lord Justice Holker Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
The James Mould Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
The Du Cann prize for advocacy (Gray’s Inn)
- The College of Law (London): Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction); Bar Vocational Course
- Wadham College, University of Oxford: BA(Hons) Modern History and Modern and Medieval Languages (French)
- Tonbridge Grammar School
Family Law Bar Association
Co-author of 1KBW on Trusts in Matrimonial Finance Proceedings