Our People

Laura Hanford

Family and Litigation Department

Laura Joined F Barnes in the summer of last year. She qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has worked in family and children law for over 10 years. Prior to this she worked for Essex Police as part of a Major Investigations Team.

Laura specialises in public and private children, divorce and general family law. She also undertakes civil litigation and Employment Law.

Laura is known for providing a friendly and professional service. She gives straight forward, clear and robust advice to her client whilst being sensitive to their needs.

Laura has an extensive range of experience in areas such as divorce, ancillary relief, cohabitee disputes and children law. Laura represents parents and other family members in all children act proceedings to include care and adoption cases. As well as undertaking private work in family and litigation matters Laura regularly undertakes her own advocacy for clients at court.

Laura is based at our Gidea Park office.

In her spare time Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, at the beach, gardening and trying to perfect her cake baking skills. Laura has lived locally for the past 10 years.

Laura Specialises In :

  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Non Molestation and Occupation Orders
  • Children Law
  • Litigation
  • Employment

What the Clients Say :

"Laura Hanford assisted me with a delicate, and, at times, emotive matter.  I felt confident that she completely understood the circumstances and her knowledge and expertise of the subject meant she provided superb support, advice and opinion at all times.   I would highly recommend her services.David Taylor

Laura Hanford  and Priscilla  was very professional and gave excellent advise . My divorce and financial side as all been settled now and already recommended Laura to a friend of mine .I can't thank you enough. Mr R Smith