‘Really good with numbers and has a very relaxed manner with clients’

Legal 500 UK 2017, The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Lauren is a senior associate in the family team with experience of all types of private family work relating to both children and finances.  She joined Kingsley Napley as a trainee in 2010 and qualified into the family team in 2012. She is ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer in the Legal 500 UK in 2019 and was also ranked the previous year.

Lauren has particular expertise in:

  • International family disputes including:
    • Child relocation (also known as leave to remove)
    • Cross border matrimonial disputes
    • Jurisdiction races
  • Complex financial disputes on separation or divorce (particularly those involving company or trust assets)
  • Disputes between unmarried, cohabiting couples
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements

Lauren is also a qualified mediator and helps clients to work through the practical and legal issues arising from family relationship breakdown.

Lauren continues to campaign for the introduction of no fault divorce, equal civil partnerships and laws to protect cohabiting couples.  She has written articles for and been quoted in The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Huffington Post, Private Client Advisor, Family Law Week, The Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal among other publications.

Lauren read Law at Bristol and completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford.  In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing netball (and co-founded the KN team), playing football for her local team, yoga and swapping the city for the mountains.  Lauren also volunteers at the Citizens Advice Bureau in the Central Family Court.

What clients & DIRECTORIES say

‘really good with numbers and has a very relaxed manner with clients’

Legal 500 UK 2017

"Thank you for all your intelligent and careful 'attention to detail' during the whole divorce and financial process. You were friendly and dependable, and gave me the security and professionalism I very much needed, and was able to trust implicitly, during this difficult time"

"It's been good to call on your calm clarity at those moments where I was anxious and apprehensive or uncertain of the next step or timescales, and you always managed to come up with the right number of weeks and in some cases you surpassed those times which was always such a nice surprise!"

"Very helpful, always gave me the right advice, I felt that they wanted to win and understood my case"

"Extremely prompt responses. I felt like my solicitors genuinely cared about my case"

 

Recent cases

  • Re R (A Child - Relocation) [2015] EWHC 456 (Fam)

Publications & press

 

Professional societies and memberships

  • Lauren is a member of Resolution
  • Lauren is on the London YRes Committee, which is the junior branch of Resolution, the association of family lawyers committed to promoting the non-confrontational resolution of family disputes

 

"Thank you for all your intelligent and careful 'attention to detail' during the whole divorce and financial process. You were friendly and dependable, and gave me the security and professionalism I very much needed, and was able to trust implicitly, during this difficult time"

A client of Lauren's

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+44 (0)20 7566 2937

levans@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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