I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in Family Law since 2009.  I joined Emin Read in 2018 to jointly head up the Family Law department, with Claire Tennant. I have worked in several high street and regional law firms, gaining valuable experience in a very wide range of family matters, from proceedings involving the Local Authority, to nuptial and cohabitation agreements, to breakdown of relationships and the various ways in which clients can choose to deal with their interests.

I frequently represent my clients in court, as well as conducting their cases, having obtained higher court rights, and I am also a Family Mediator.  I enjoy a varied practice, and I assist clients in identifying their aims and objectives, and the way in which they want to achieve a resolution, providing them with honest and realistic advice, and being committed to reaching a swift, positive outcome for them and their families.

I offer advice on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Divorce & Dissolution
  • Breakdown of relationship and separation
  • Nuptial Agreements (Pre and Post)
  • Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation and Agreements
  • Arrangements for Children
  • Parental Responsibility and Guardianship
  • Financial Remedy
  • Domestic Abuse and Injunctions
  • Trust Deeds

We offer a free 30 minute consultation to provide general advice and guidance, or a fixed fee appointment for 60 minutes, where we are able to provide more specific advice relating to your matter. We offer flexible appointments, such as early morning, evening or weekend appointments if needed.

Client of Laura Sherlock

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It is a big relief that we have now have closure. Laura, I would like to thank you for all your help in this matter. I very much appreciate it.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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Many thanks Laura for everything. You were instrumental in helping us to get to a harmonious and calm place with resolutions for the future


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Laura, Ian and Sandra have all been outstanding. Laura in particular has been a godsend during a tricky process, always responding in a timely manner (even when juggling leave!) and crucially in a way which is pragmatic and easy for me, a lay person, to understand. She listened to what we said/wanted and gave excellent advice. I shall be recommending her to everyone.

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Thank you for all your help as it made a huge difference, and I am really grateful for your empathy and advice during what has been/is an extremely stressful period in my life.

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I am very impressed at how quickly you expedited this. I will most definitely consider using you again in the future.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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Laura, Thank you so much for your time, empathy, advice and email; you helped a lot during a difficult time.

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Thank you for all of the help you’ve given me over the last year. I really appreciate it & how sensitive you were to everything. Thank you again.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock:

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Should I need any legal representation for anything in the future I know where to come. You have been very concise, efficient, and understanding in all aspects of this matter, and for that I thank you very much.

Laura and Becky Testimonial

I dealt with Laura Sherlock for the divorce and with Becky Stovold for the transfer of equity. I felt very well looked after and informed throughout the process. A divorce is very unsettling and emotional so it's important to have someone working on your behalf who is knowledgeable and that you can trust. I felt I had that in both Laura and Becky. Many thanks for all your help.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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I’d just like to thank you for your help and support last year sorting things between myself and my ex. Without you I don’t think I would be in the position I am in to move on and indeed move out into my new place. Your professionalism and assurance were second to none. Thank you so much again.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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My wife & I are so happy not only with the outcome but the service we had during our recent application for a Special Guardianship Order.  The pressure this brought out not only financially but emotionally with so much stress, the help of the team reassuring us throughout when we needed it so much not knowing what to expect when dealing with a minor were second to none.  We can only say a big thank you to Laura!

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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I really want to thank Laura & Claire for their amazing support and professional service during the hardest time of my life. Everything was explained clearly and advice given on my best options. Calls and emails were consistently replied to promptly and they were both always approachable and understanding especially during stressful situations. I really can’t thank you enough.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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Laura I would just like to thank you again for today. You were so helpful and thorough and you are a credit to the company.

Family Law client of Laura Sherlock and Claire Tennant:

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Claire and Laura provided an excellent service. They are very quick, personable and made me feel at ease during a difficult time. I was offered a free face-to-face appointment, their terms of service and a time frame up front, plus their advice in writing which was very helpful and made me feel supported. A very thorough service and I would highly recommend their services at Emin Read.