Laura Bennett Senior Solicitor - Family Law - Thames Valley

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Contact Details

“You have been wonderful. Knowledgeable, patient, understanding and compassionate. People always think lawyers have no heart but yours is huge.”

Client testimonial 2017

“Laura Bennett was for me first class for her service and administration of my matter. I can see her going far. I am very grateful that she was compassionate and accommodating. ”

Client testimonial 2016
Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2014 having trained with the firm.    

Main area of practice

Laura advises on the practical aspects of relationship breakdown.  She has acted for clients in divorce and judicial separation proceedings and also acts in financial remedy proceedings.  In addition, Laura provides assistance to clients who are in independent discussions or attending mediation.

Laura also has experience of private law disputes relating to children and also advising clients with cohabitation issues.

Clients

Laura builds a relationship of trust with her clients and endeavours to provide reassurance and support through difficult circumstances.

“I'm delighted I instructed someone with such an excellent, approachable manner; not to mention helpful advice.”

Mrs S London

“I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time you have dedicated in moving this forward … and how supported I have felt during one of the most difficult times of my life.”

Mrs M Portsmouth

“The care and attention I received was outstanding.”

Mrs W Portsmouth

Expertise

Laura’s Blog

What role does a solicitor play in the mediation process?

Whilst there is a clear distinction between the role played by a solicitor and by a mediator, there are a number of ways in which the two roles complement each other.

Can my ex-partner ask me questions at Court?

If former partners are not able to reach an agreement and instead have to rely on an application to the Court, whether to determine financial matters or arrangements for children...

Do I need my ex-partner's permission to take my child on holiday abroad?

If parents separate what are the rules for taking children abroad? Our expert explains.

Articles by Laura

The 14 year old who won the right to be cryogenically frozen

Article

It is a common misconception that a solicitor specialising in family law is just a 'divorce lawyer'. This is far from the reality; the practice of family law is extremely varied...

Single parent successfully challenges surrogacy law

News

The Family Division of the High Court has given a landmark ruling regarding the law of surrogacy.

Acquiring parental responsibility

Article

The phrase 'parental responsibility' encompasses the rights, duties, powers, responsibility and authorities which by law a parent has in relation to their child.

Related Knowledge & Resources

The 14 year old who won the right to be cryogenically frozen

It is a common misconception that a solicitor specialising in family law is just a 'divorce lawyer'. This is far from the reality; the practice of family law is extremely varied...

Brexit: what this means for Family Law

The Brexit vote will likely have a knock-on effect on a range of family matters governed by the current system, which pulls together strands of EU and domestic legislation into a single Family law regime.

To unbundle or not to unbundle

Many family solicitors will be relieved about the recent ruling in the case of Minkin V Lesley Landsberg.

Client guide: Final Hearings in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Our Family team provide a helpful guide on what to expect at a Final Hearing in Financial Remedy Proceedings.

Client Guide: Excluding people when making a Will

Blake Morgan provide a summary guide on excluding people when making a Will.

Client Guide: Divorce and your Will

If you are going through a divorce or separation it is important that you plan for your future by reviewing or making a Will.