Lauren undertakes work in employment, Court of Protection and family law. She is developing a growing practice in financial remedy matters in the family courts and the social security tribunals. Further details of her work in each of these areas can be found below.
Before coming to the Bar, Lauren served as a chief of staff, a financial and risk analyst and an executive director at firms including JPMorgan, Standard & Poors and Oppenheimer. In her twelve year career in financial services, Lauren advised corporate and individual clients. Prior to moving to the Bar, Lauren also did work for the Free Representation Unit, The Access to Justice Foundation, Allen & Overy, and TV Edwards.
Lauren is an officer of the Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association.
She is a qualified Public Access barrister and is able to accept instructions from members of the public within her specialist areas.
If you would like more information about Lauren’s practice, please contact her clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.
Lauren regularly appears in the employment tribunal, accepting instructions on behalf of both employees and employers. Lauren has been instructed in cases involving whistle-blowing; unfair and wrongful dismissal; constructive dismissal; discrimination on the grounds of age, race and disability; failures to make reasonable adjustments; failures to pay minimum wage; construction of contracts including obligations to pay bonuses; and unlawful deduction of wages. She also has experience in restraints of trade and compromise agreements.
Lauren has been commended in her employment work for her attention to detail, expertise in calculations and Excel, and an extraordinary ability to remain calm and focused in times of pressure.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Lauren’s work in financial services included managing employment matters for multi-national commercial firms where she gained experience in directors’ duties, TUPE, employers’ liability, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and pensions. She has also been an active Employment Tribunal volunteer at the Free Representation Unit since 2013.
Lauren’s advice and advocacy is sensitive to the emotional backdrop of family cases whilst remaining clear and effective. She has appeared in private law children cases involving child arrangements orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders and accepts instructions at all stages from emergency ex parte applications to fully contested hearings.
Lauren also appears in care proceedings representing local authorities, parents, children and connected parties. She has been instructed in cases involving female genital mutilation orders, forced marriage protection orders, deprivation of liberty applications, recovery orders, location orders, secure accommodation orders, applications to discharge care orders, children out of their parents’ control, physical abuse, emotional harm, mental health issues, substance misuse, and criminal charges.
Lauren has appeared at various stages of proceedings including applications for emergency protection orders, contested interim care order hearings, and fact finding hearings (including as junior counsel in a multi-week hearing).
Lauren has been commended in her family work on her successful efforts helping to resolve matters which seem intractable.
- BSc (1st Hons equivalent): Stanford University, California
- PPP degree curriculum: Magdalen College, University of Oxford
- GDL, LLB and BPTC: BPP Law School
- Lord Lowry (major) Scholarship: Middle Temple (2014)
- Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition: Middle Temple (2014)
- Commended National Merit and Advanced Placement Scholar
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Family Lawyers Bar Association
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
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