Laura Baines > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SO15 2ET


Areas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, (International) child abduction, Private law children: Contact and Residence disputes)


Before being called to the Bar, Laura had extensive experience in the areas of child protection and public family law matters as a paralegal for Lancashire County Council. In the past she has used her spare time to focus on family issues having worked with Preston Women’s Refuge and the National Centre for Domestic Violence when at Bar school. To widen her experience Laura also worked as a solicitor’s agent across the North Western Circuit for LPC for 2 years before pupillage. She continues to practice family law, particularly Public and Private and the cross over this brings with immigration law. Having practiced in the city before coming back to the Western Circuit, Laura gained large experience in immigration matters and family matters in particular dealing with matters in the High Court.



Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 2

Laura BainesNo.18 Barristers ChambersLaura is a very sensible and pragmatic barrister. She is unflappable and a calming influence. Her knowledge of the law is extremely good.

Excellent setNo.18 Barristers Chambers is home to a family team that is adept at handling both high-value matrimonial finance cases and complex public and private children law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘knowledge of family law is exceptional‘, and is regularly instructed in cases involving parental alienation and domestic abuse. Nigel Cholerton is recommended for advising on both financial remedy and care proceedings, while Laura Baines handles the full range of public family law matters for local authorities, guardians, parents and children. Lee Young brings expertise in child abduction cases.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Laura BainesNo.18 Barristers Chambers