Laura Wakeford

Call: 2016



Laura joined chambers in October 2018 after successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Catherine Piskolti, Matthew Hellens, Luke Barnes and Judith Maxwell. 

Laura undertook a mixed pupillage in family and civil law and is interested in developing her practice in these areas.  Laura welcomes instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice, including private children, public children and financial remedies.  Laura has been instructed in a wide variety of hearings ranging from FHDRAs to final hearings and is regularly instructed in Family Law Act injunctive relief applications.  Laura has appeared in all levels of Court, up to and including the High Court.  During pupillage, Laura gained experience of TOLATA and Schedule 1 Children Act applications, both inside and outside of Court.  Laura has also assisted with drafting documents for appeals in relation to care orders and costs in family cases, including skeleton arguments and advices.  

Other interests

During her studies, Laura volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the Free Representation Unit, appearing in the Social Security tribunal.  Laura spent time working with foster children through No Limits Charity in Southampton and spent two summers working with disadvantaged children at a summer camp in Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining chambers, Laura gained broad legal experience working as a paralegal undertaking fitness to practise investigations on behalf of large regulators and in employment law. 

Outside interests

Eating out and playing netball.


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LLB Law, Southampton University (First)

BPTC, University of Law (Outstanding)


Phillip Teichmann Award, Inner Temple

Prize for obtaining “Outstanding” on the BPTC, Inner Temple


Honourable Society of Inner Temple

Family Law Bar Association

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