In private law, Lauren consistently acts for the parents, the child and the Local Authority where appropriate.
She regularly acts in proceedings for child arrangement orders, non-molestation orders, specific issue orders, prohibited steps orders, enforcement applications and costs applications.
Lauren has conducted matters including hostility, domestic abuse and violence, emotional abuse, drug and alcohol misuse and improper retention of a child after contact. Lauren also has experience in issues involving internal relocation and intractable contact disputes.
In public law proceedings, Lauren has acted for all parties at all stages of proceedings.
Lauren has conducted matters in a range of public law proceedings, including issues of domestic abuse and violence, substance abuse, non-accidental injury of the child, emotional abuse and significant neglect. Lauren has also acted on issues of designation. Lauren regularly drafts documents such as skeleton arguments and threshold documents, often at short notice.
Lauren has experience working with vulnerable clients, clients with learning disabilities, clients with mental health issues, intermediaries and interpreters.
Lauren has acted for parents seeking the discharge of a care order and seeking leave to oppose the making of an adoption order, as well as the Local Authority in the respective proceedings.
Lauren is friendly and approachable and can build a rapport with her clients, putting them at ease.