Chambers is pleased to welcome Lola-Rose Avery to our Family Group.
Published: 22nd May 2023
“Client was happy with the outcome and gave raving feedback of how Lola-Rose dealt with it.”
Solicitor Testimonial 2022
“When I spoke to the client after the hearing, they spoke really well of Lola and said she did a great job and [quote] ‘spoke really well for me in court, even though she doesn’t know me”
Solicitor Testimonial 2022
“Client was exceptionally with happy how Lola represented them at the hearing. Whilst they said the outcome was frustrating, they were singing her praises!”
Solicitor Testimonial 2021
Lola-Rose joined Chambers in 2023 from a national set. Lola has always specialised exclusively in family law and has developed a strong practice in matters relating to children, receiving repeat instruction.
Lola is an engaging and robust advocate who effectively case manages with sensitivity and is able to address the needs of vulnerable clients. Lola approaches each case with care and forward thought as to the end outcome.
Lola is also active in the wider legal community and is passionate about equality and diversity both within and beyond the profession; Lola has made television and radio appearances and written a number of articles addressing related topics.
Lola is authorised to accept instructions under the Direct Access scheme.
Lola predominantly practices in private children law and has extensive experience at all stages of proceedings. Lola is regularly instructed in complex and multi-day final hearings (and fact find hearings).
Lola’s vast experience in this area covers but is not limited to the following:
Lola is particularly adept at building rapport and putting clients at ease, giving clear and frank advice sensitively. Lola’s advocacy is firm but measured, which is important when dealing with emotional and sometimes highly contentious hearings.
Re K and A: Represented a respondent mother at a 2-day fact find where all 6 allegations she made were found proven, including physical abuse of her and one of the children.
Re L and F: Represented an applicant father and successfully challenged a Cafcass recommendation of no direct contact at final hearing, with face-to-face contact being re-established after 2 years.
Re J: Represented an applicant father accused at a 4-day fact find hearing, the allegation made against him of coercive control was found not proven and the counter-allegation made against the respondent mother of coercive control was found proven.
Re M: Represented a respondent mother given permission to relocate with the child within the country and vary the existing Child Arrangements Order to accommodate the move.
Re P: Represented a respondent father and successfully obtained an order for no direct contact with the applicant mother; additionally, obtained a costs order against the respondent mother.
Lola also follows modern families & surrogacy law and has a keen interest in expanding her already varied private children practice into this area.
Lola is regularly instructed to act for both applicants and respondents in relation to Non-Molestation Order/Occupation Order proceedings, which often run alongside children proceedings.
Lola appears at all stages, from first through to final hearing and can be available at short notice for ‘without notice’ applications- both making and defending.
Lola accepts instructions in care proceedings representing parents, grandparents, other family members, children through their guardian, foster parents, special guardians, and prospective special guardians. Lola has experience at all stage of proceedings from initial through to final hearing and can get up to speed quickly and efficiently for emergency protection order, interim care order and case management hearings listed at short notice.
Lola is authorised to accept instructions direct from members of the public. She encourages clients who are considering this route to contact Chambers and discuss their problem.
In suitable cases, Lola can provide client conferences and representation at court.
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Family Law Bar Association
West Midlands Family Law Bar Association
Association for Lawyers for Children
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Awards & Recognition