Lauren specialises in family finance work, inclusive of applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. Her cases generally include complex issues and those with high-value assets or incomes. She has significant experience in dealing with cases with an international element, complex company structures, modern families, non-disclosure or dissipation of assets.

Lauren is a skilful advocate, both on paper and in Court. She has excellent client care skills, being able to set clients at ease and build a rapport quickly. She has represented high profile clients with discretion and is aware of the additional pressures that such cases bring. Lauren is known for being approachable but able to adopt a robust approach where necessary.




Key cases & testimonials

Represented Wife in a long standing enforcement application involving Trusts where Husband was overseas. O’Donnell v O’Donnell [2022] EWFC 68

Successfully defended against the Husband’s claims against the heiress Wife’s assets running to c£113m, limiting to modest needs only.

Arbitration representing Wife in a multi £million farming partnership.

[Lauren] put her client’s case in a professional way with confidence and clarity. She looked unflappable.Partner of a Legal 500 Leading Firm/Top Ranked Leading Firm Chambers UK
I have found Lauren to be well prepared, clear and a good technical lawyer and excellent advocate. She has very good communication skills and I have always found her to be approachable.Partners

Areas of expertise

Lauren has vast experience in representing clients in all forms of family finance claims, including divorce, separation, Schedule 1 and TOLATA. Lauren has represented all possible parties involved in proceedings, from husbands and wives, to third party interveners or adult children.

Lauren has experience in dealing with financial claims arising from modern families and same sex marriages.

Lauren regularly represents clients at private FDRs or arbitrations.

Lauren also sits as a private FDR judge.

Lauren has significant experience of dealing with cases with an international element, including those in the High Court. She has both sought and opposed worldwide freezing injunctions and been involved in many cases with off-shore assets or Trusts.

Further information

Lauren regularly lectures in all aspects of family finance law, both to solicitors and other members of the bar.