Lara is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Family department. She specialises in all aspects of the divorce process, including financial issues and private law child matters.
Her financial cases often include complex issues such as assets located overseas, the treatment of non-matrimonial property and the valuation of business assets.
She frequently works with clients to resolve arrangements for their children, including where one parent may wish to relocate and financial provision for children whose parents are not married.
Lara also deals with pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. As a member of Resolution, Lara strives to establish a constructive and non-confrontational approach when dealing with family disputes.
Professional associations & memberships
- Member of Resolution and YRes.
"Divorce is one of the most stressful events that a person can go through. My aim is to help and support my clients in achieving the best possible outcome, providing them with clear options and realistic, pragmatic advice. I will always tailor my approach to ensure that it matches the needs, values and priorities of each individual client."
What you may not know about Lara
Away from the office Lara is a keen football fan and has been a Spurs season ticket holder for over 20 years.
My matter highlights
- Acting in numerous financial cases where one party has a complex remuneration structure and how that is to be dealt with post-divorce.
- Acting in cases in conjunction with other professionals where there are complex overseas assets that need to be distributed, often involving trust assets.
- Advising upon the clean break capitalisation of an existing spousal maintenance order.
- Advising parents in cases in which there has been allegations of domestic violence/abuse.
My testimonials and accolades
“I could not be happier with the situation as it stands now. Again thanks for your in-depth help, guidance and advice.”
“I appreciate your honesty and candour you showed while handling my case.”
“Your calm professionalism has made what seemed like an intolerable situation not only a manageable one, but one that I felt some sense of control over.”
My recent publications
News / Supporting your children through your divorce
Insights / How to have a "good divorce" - top tips for couples and professionals
Recent data from The Office of National Statistics showed that during 2019, there was an increase in the number of divorces for both heterosexual and same-sex couples. In fact, it is the largest increase in divorce rates in the last five years.
News / Is your contribution ‘special’ enough
The case law on special contributions shows the court has set the threshold inordinately high for parties seeking to deviate from equality, writes Lara Myers.