“Lauren Evans – leading associate, certainly partner material. I have not worked with a more diligent lawyer”.

Legal 500 UK 2022

“Lauren Evans is a bright shining star who will go far. A class act and with the capacity and nature to calm clients and focus on the issues that matter.”

Legal 500 UK 2022

"Lauren Evans is one of the most impressive young lawyers I have met. I would recommend her on any complex case without reservation. Not only is she very clever but she gets everything done and is all over her cases.”

Legal 500 UK 2021

"I wanted to thank you again for all you have done for me. I distinctly remember meeting you a few years ago and feeling a sense of relief that I had official support when I needed it. You are very compassionate and understanding and I always felt like you were on my side, not just because I was paying a fee. All of your clients are lucky to have you! Thanks again Lauren. You really did save my sanity.”

Client Feedback

"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"

Client Feedback

Lauren is a Senior Associate in the family team with experience of all types of private family law work, relating to both complex financial arrangements and children issues.  Lauren is also a mediator and helps clients to work through the practical and legal issues arising from separation and divorce. 
 

Lauren is named as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 2022 (and in the past was twice ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer). She was also shortlisted as Associate of the Year in the Family Law Awards 2019.

Lauren works strategically and creatively with clients to achieve the best possible outcome for them and their families. Lauren gives clear, sensible advice and always aims to resolve matters constructively and efficiently.

As a mediator, Lauren is described as a “bright, shining star”.  She is calm and compassionate, helping clients to focus on the issues that matter.   Lauren’s approach involves collaborative problem-solving, involving other professionals (such as accountants, IFAs, family therapists or solicitors) where appropriate.

Lauren has particular expertise in cases involving:

  • International family issues including:
  • Child relocation (also known as leave to remove)
  • Cross border matrimonial disputes
  • Complex financial issues on separation or divorce (particularly those involving company assets)
  • All issues concerning the arrangements for children
  • Financial arrangements for unmarried, cohabiting couples
  • Pre and postnuptial agreements

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

Before completing her training contract at Kingsley Napley, Lauren read Law at Bristol University and completed her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in Guildford.  Lauren was promoted to Senior Associate in 2017.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys playing netball and football and escaping the city for the mountains.  Lauren is also an active member of the London YRes Committee and AIJA (the International Association of Young Lawyers).

What clients & DIRECTORIES say

Leading associate, certainly partner material. I have not worked with a more diligent lawyer.”

Legal 500 2022

“A bright shining star who will go far. A class act with the capacity and nature to calm clients and focus on the issues that matter.”

Legal 500 2022

I wanted to thank you again for all you have done for me. I distinctly remember meeting you a few years ago and feeling a sense of relief that I had official support when I needed it. You are very compassionate and understanding and I always felt like you were on my side, not just because I was paying a fee. All of your clients are lucky to have you! Thanks again Lauren. You really did save my sanity.”

A client

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

 

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Cohabitants and Unmarried Families

The impact of separation on the ownership of property and other assets is a complex area of law. Our family and property litigation lawyers are highly experienced in relation to property disputes between unmarried couples.

Considering Divorce or Separation

Considering divorce or separation is stressful and affects people in different ways. Our experienced family lawyers will listen and discuss the options with you.

Financial Arrangements on Divorce

A number of factors are taken into account when considering financial arrangements on divorce. Our lawyers are experts in advising on and negotiating financial settlements for our clients.

International Family Law

Whether you or your partner live abroad or hold assets abroad. We can assist with immigration questions, property, succession and tax planning.

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements are increasingly being upheld by the Courts and it is essential that you sign up expecting to be bound by it. If you are being asked to sign an agreement, you will need to understand the rights you are giving up by entering into it.

Thinking about the Children

We have considerable expertise in guiding our clients through the legal issues affecting their children and placing them at the centre of all decisions made following separation to minimise any potential distress for them.

Thinking of Relocating

Our experienced lawyers can advise you on your relocation plans, ensuring that your move overseas, to the UK, or within the UK, is well planned.

Media Crisis Management

We have a long history of acting in high profile matters. When a crisis or potential crisis hits, clients and their advisors turn to us.

Money Laundering

The UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) regime is amongst the most stringent. We represent both individuals and organisations in AML matters.

Mediation

Mediation is a way of resolving issues directly with the help of a mediator. Our mediators are also family lawyers and so have a specialised knowledge of the issues involved.

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Blogs

Family mediation in a pandemic – the challenges and opportunities for separating couples

Conspiracy to divorce - finding fault then and now

A call to arms for equal civil partnerships following Court of Appeal decision

Everyone should be free to choose between marriage or civil partnership

Same-sex marriage - conversions and cross-border hazards

The legal position of prenups and postnups in England – is it all about to change?

The rise and pitfalls of cohabitation

Not yet happily ever after: legalisation of gay marriage is just the beginning

Family justice reforms: The demise of legal aid, the rise of the litigant in person and what lies ahead for family law

Dignified divorce - reforming the blame game

Divorce Reform: from Downton to ‘no fault’ divorce - are we as modern as we like to think?

A divorce worthy of Downton

The Grandparent Boom

The Kingsley Napley Peer to Peer Debate 2021: "Two tier, or not two tier…"

Book review – Law Society Children Law Handbook by Safda Mahmood

Equal civil partnerships finally allow equal access to tax and inheritance perks

Unmarried parents’ financial obligations on separation - spot the difference

From Paris with love – the growing influence of continental matrimonial property regimes

Patient care: NHS care of the elderly - dignity or institutional ageism?

Clinical Negligence: Legal Aid Bill falters in the House of Lords

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