I am an associate solicitor specialising in all areas of private family law work. I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist in private children matters and matrimonial finance matters.
I'm experienced in dealing with financial matters, from modest asset to high-net-worth cases. I specialize in cases with hidden or non-disclosed assets, and have acted in many cases where these have been found after the original order.
If possible, I try to settle cases at an early stage to ensure my clients receive the maximum benefit from their settlement. When cases do go to court, I take a strategic and analytical approach to reach a settlement as soon as it's right to do so. Whatever each client’s situation may be, I am committed to fighting for the best outcome possible for all of my clients.
I'm also experienced in dealing with private children matters and child maintenance arrangements for unmarried parents.
I work very closely with Ros Bever and Nathaniel Groarke, especially on high net worth finances, matters with an international element and complex children matters.
What inspired you to get into law?
The law, and litigation in particular, always presents a new challenge. I thrive on finding solutions to new problems, and it is brilliant to be able to help others through doing so.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Making a difference to someone’s future – family law often touches people’s lives when they are at their most vulnerable. It’s my job to help people find a solution and to put them at ease moving forward.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The firm really does live by the 'expert hand, human touch' ethos. I am always really proud of that approach to client care, which I think sets us apart from other firms.
We see each client as an individual with different needs: one size does not fit all. We recognise that different clients need a different approach to manage all of their legal needs and protect them moving forward.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a huge ice hockey fan and can usually be found at an ice rink on a Saturday night. In warmer climates, I can usually be found scuba diving and I am a keen underwater photographer.
Lara is an "Associate To Watch". - Chambers & Partners, 2021
"Lara largely managed my case and I found her to be dynamic and thorough throughout. I am eternally grateful to her for helping me navigate such a stressful and difficult time and her support was invaluable. Despite the fact that divorce and conflict is their daily bread, I very much felt that Ros and Lara 'tuned in' to me and my individual circumstances. I felt that it was very much a partnership where I was empowered to participate in the process and the subsequent outcome. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. I'm so grateful for their sympathetic and sensitive approach - and I had complete confidence in them. I should also add that legal costs were a real worry for me and I am thankful that Ros and Lara were mindful of expenditure at all times and they endeavoured to avoid and minimise charges as much as possible." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Irwin Mitchell's Manchester team recently handled my divorce. Lara Tucker kept me informed throughout and immediately put me at ease at a very difficult time. I felt like a priority from day one and couldn't recommend her enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Approachable, knowledgeable and an absolute credit to your organisation. I am left completely blown away by not only their enthusiasm for my case, but also their resolve and dedication. I have achieved the best possible outcome. They managed my expectations perfectly from the beginning and I feel truly humbled by their efforts. I would absolutely recommend the whole team and organisation!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Throughout the whole case and proceedings these two have been unbelievably amazing with the most precise of legal advice and at the same time being very personal and reassuring throughout everything. I cannot recommend these highly enough and my life has been immeasurably changed for the better as a result of their support and work." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was immediately impressed with the approach of 'my' Manchester based team: Hannah Saxe, Lara Tucker, PA Louise Ward, and the highly recommended and dynamic barrister Sam Hillas. Their passion for family law is apparent by their knowledge, expertise and commitment, but they also had an appreciation of the emotional impact our case had on us. They de-mystified the legal process, enabled our full involvement throughout, were in regular contact and always made themselves available. This week we won our case! The reality of that 'win' is financial security for my family and to bring us closer to closure after 5 difficult years. I shall always be indebted to 'my team' for what they have achieved for us. Thank You." -5* Trustpilot review