A professional yet approachable advocate, Lorna is experienced in all areas of Family Law. Being personable yet realistic, Lorna is experienced in dealing with vulnerable clients and emotionally heightened cases.
Lorna graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Leicester in 2014. She was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Award and a Major Exhibitioner Award from the Inner Temple in 2016 and went on to complete the BPTC in Leeds. Lorna was called to the Bar in 2017.
Prior to commencing a family specialist pupillage with St Mary’s, Lorna was a conveyancing lawyer for a national property firm. She then went on to be an in-house advocate for a multinational law firm representing professional clients in civil matters.
Lorna maintains good connections with her college and university and regularly participates in judging competitions and providing advice for people intending to pursue a legal career. Lorna is currently mentoring university students who wish to pursue a career at the bar.
Lorna is instructed on behalf of husbands and wives within financial remedy proceedings. Lorna has acted in cases involving disposition of assets, freezing injunctions, maintenance pending suit applications and costs orders. She has experience at all stages of financial proceedings involving big or small asset pools. Always utilising a practical and realistic approach, Lorna has a good success rate of settling at FDR’s.
Lorna is also experienced in TOLATA proceedings and able to provide advice regarding the prospects of an application, advice regarding the initial stages and compliance with the pre-action protocol and continuing advice regarding offers.
Lorna is available for conferences and drafting for financial matters and is always willing to provide advice at any stage of proceedings.
Lorna represents many parents and other parties (including step-parents and grandparents) in private law proceedings with a wide range of issues including change of residence, no contact orders, allegations of abuse, domestic violence and parental alienation. Lorna has experience covering all stages of hearings including finding of fact hearings and final hearings.
Lorna is also available for conferences and drafting on private law children matters.
Lorna is regularly instructed to represent both applicants and respondents in applications for occupation orders and non-molestation proceedings.
Cases & Publications
Lorna provided advice to a wife seeking maintenance pending suit and on the basis of her advice, the husband accepted the figure proposed the day before the MPS hearing. Consequently, Lorna then secured a substantial costs order against the husband at the hearing.
Lorna represented a sperm-donor seeking contact with a child that he was biological father of. The sperm-donor had previously had contact with the child which was then ceased by the Mothers, Lorna assisted the client in securing regular contact with the child.
Lorna represented grandparents who were the special guardians of two children at a final hearing where she successfully opposed the discharge of the special guardianship order and a shared care arrangement.
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