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Portrait of Laura Naser
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Laura is a partner in the family law team in Guildford. She has expertise in domestic and international family law, including financial cases and disputes concerning arrangements for children, for both married and unmarried couples. She regularly deals with a variety of cross-jurisdictional and high net worth matters, most recently in the USA, Singapore, Dubai, Australia and Europe. She is also experienced in acting for clients in emergency situations, making urgent applications to the court in cases relating to children, finances and domestic abuse.

Laura won Family Lawyer of the Year - Senior/Managing Associate 2019 (Gold), and Innovative Individual of the Year 2019 (Silver) at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards. As well as being featured in the 2019 Future Leaders Top 100: Super Advisors Citywealth Leaders List, she is noted in The Legal 500 2020 directory and won Family Law Commentator of the Year at the 2019 LexisNexis Family Law Awards. She has produced many published articles for Lexology, Jordan’s Family Law, and LexisNexis New Law Journal.

She has recently written The Family Lawyer's Guide to Separation and Divorce - How to Get What You Both Want, a modern guide to a more amicable separation. You can follow Laura on Instagram, @TheFamilyLawyer, where she posts about family law issues and uses the platform to break down barriers and make family law more accessible.

Laura is a member of Resolution, the leading membership organisation for specialist family lawyers in England and Wales.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a father in a complex and highly litigated children’s dispute involving allegations of parental alienation and achieving an equal shared care arrangement.
  • Advising on complicated financial proceedings involving High Court injunctions against the other party in fierce disputes including the parties’ IP rights.
  • Successfully challenging a pre-nuptial agreement in a high net worth cross-jurisdictional case with assets across multiple jurisdictions.

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