Laura Dand is an experienced Family Law practitioner. She specialises in cases concerning divorce and relationship breakdown, including civil partnership dissolution and separation, financial provision following divorce including financial provision for children, and the complex rules surrounding cohabitation disputes.
She also advises on children law, including child arrangement orders, internal relocation, leave to remove from the jurisdiction, parental responsibility and specific issues, and the impact on alternative families of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008.
Laura has been an active member of Resolution since 2009, sits on the Standards Committee, and also contributes to the drafting of Resolutions Guides to Good Practice. She has been accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer with particular specialisms in advanced financial provision and private children law. Laura is also a volunteer supervisor at the BPP Legal Advice Centre which provides much needed pro bono advice to the public.
With a broad client base, Laura has acted for high profile and high net worth individuals, as well as professionals, and those unable to afford to pay for legal advice and who need access to free legal aid. She is known for her calm and pragmatic manner and has gained vast recognition as a member of the team due to her excellent client care skills and sound advice.
Significant work includes:
- Contributor to Resolution Guides to Good Practice
- The Review Issue 170 May/June 2014 “How to Handle Complaints”
- LexisLibrary 25 March 2015 “What impact have cuts to legal aid had on domestic violence cases? “
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Your endless patience and understanding, and your tireless hard work and professionalism are second to none. We needed someone to be our rock with the human touch to guide us through this difficult time, and we were lucky enough to find you. We hope everyone is as fortunate. Thank you again for everything.”
“Laura has been assisting me with my divorce, financial and contact proceedings. She has been sympathetic and empathetic and I appreciate everything she has done for me to date.”
“From the outset I found the assistance of Laura to be kind, thoughtful and extremely competent. I feel that finally and really for the first time in all the years that I have been struggling to be a father, the assistance Laura has provided has directly affected the outcome of the order from the family court in my favour.”