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Freemans Solicitors, Laura Coyle, London, ENGLAND

Laura Coyle

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Family Department - Children




Laura Coyle is a specialist public law and international family law practitioner who is an Associate Solicitor in the renowned family law department of Freemans Solicitors. She was made a Partner in May 2017.

Laura is instructed in complex international family matters including Hague convention cases where she regularly acts for the applicant and respondent as well as children. She brings her expertise as a Children’s Panel Solicitor to cases where she represents children in complex Hague and Wardship matters where she has acted as a Guardian and a litigation friend and also in private law cases when on the relatively rare occasions children are made a party to the proceedings. 

She regularly acts in Wardship proceedings concerning non Hague countries, such as abduction, applications for re-location and enforcement of Family Law Orders, Laura conducts the majority of her own advocacy in Care proceedings including lengthy fact finding and final hearings and recently appeared as junior Counsel in a 30 days fact finding hearing in the High Court for an intervenor. She has regularly represented parties in complex cases in areas such as factious illness, sexual abuse, non-accidental injury and parental addiction.

Her expertise in International Children’s Law means that she is frequently instructed in High Court complex public law cases with an international element including cases where  a parent lives abroad and where there are allegations that children have been trafficked, allegations of radicalisation or  female genital mutilation. She is well regarded for her sympathetic approach to clients and attention to detail as well as her tenacity and legal knowledge 

She has had a number of reported cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal when acting for parents and more recently children during her time at Freemans which include

RE M (A Child) 2010 EWCA CIV 1295
RE A (Children) 2010 EWCA CIV 1490 
RE A (Abduction) 2010 EWCA CIV 586
Blackpool BC v S and C (2015) EWFC 46
RE L (Grave risk of harm: child’s objections) (2015) EWHC 3300
RE F (Children) [2016] EWCA CIV 546
Re F (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1253
RE H (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 988
Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 43 (Fam)

Laura has also assisted on cases with colleagues which include 
RE R ( A Child) 2015 EWCA CIV 674
RE M ( Children) 2014 EWCA 1753 

2004-2008 Jackson & Canter Solicitors, Liverpool. Qualified 2007. 
2008 to present Freemans Solicitors


Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA) Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)
ICACU panel member
Law Society Children Panel since 2012


Mount Lourdes Grammar School, Enniskillen. LLB (Hons) 2:1 Queen's University of Belfast. LPC ( Distinction) College of Law, Chester

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