Anna-Laura has 10 years of experience in family law having trained and worked at a large London firm before joining Rayden Solicitors. She advises on all aspects of family law to individuals – both during a relationship to help them plan for their future, and also after a relationship has broken down.
Anna-Laura’s practice includes divorce and complex financial matters involving trusts, companies, especially family businesses, pre-nuptial and post-nuptial or civil partnership agreements and cohabitation. She advises regularly in relation to issues involving children with an awareness of the importance of finding a child-focused solution whilst at the same time supporting clients through a sensitive and painful time. A large proportion of her work is cases involving an international element with countries ranging from America, Europe, India and the Middle East. She also has expertise in children and financial cases involving allegations of coercive and controlling or other abusive behaviour and addictions.
Anna-Laura is resolution focused and is committed to brokering solutions for people experiencing what is, invariably, an emotionally challenging period of their lives. In many cases it is possible to do so without the need for court proceedings. She appreciates, however, that the involvement of the court is sometimes unavoidable to protect a vulnerable individual or to find a way forward that allows both parties to move on with their lives.
She has been recognised by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer since 2020. Anna-Laura has been named as a Rising Star by Legal 500 for 2021, 2022 and 2023 with the directory noting that she is “charming, skilled, constructive and collaborative” and that “she is clearly in ascendant”.
Anna-Laura has co-authored a chapter on costs for a family law handbook and, separately, a guide given to separating parents by legal professionals. She writes regularly on all topics for publications disseminated to family law practitioners including the Gazette, The Review, The Barrister and the Family Law Journal. She also regularly comments on family law developments in the national press.
She is a member of Resolution and of Resolution’s Parenting after Parting Committee which is tasked with encouraging and training family law practitioners to help parents work together to agree arrangements for their children following separation. She is also on the Family Ambassador Board of Support Through Court, a UK legal charity that supports people who have to represent themselves in court.
Anna-Laura joined Rayden Solicitors in April 2022 and is based in the London Bridge office.
Anna-Laura is supported by Rosemarie Harris. Email Rosemarie.
Anna-Laura Lock is cool, calm and collected under pressure, has excellent client care skills, and fantastic attention to detail.Legal 500
Anna-Laura Lock is exceptionally bright, unbelievably diligent and fantastic with clients.Legal 500
Anna-Laura Lock really looks after her clients. She is very approachable and genuine.Legal 500
I left feeling like a very different person with a weight lifted and being more aware of my options after meeting you yesterday.Client on Anna-Laura
Thanks again for your work on the pre-nup. Your warm and very approachable style, and your focus on the priority being the marriage, made all the difference.Client on Anna-Laura
Thank you for all your hard work, advice, expertise and your support.Client on Anna-Laura