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I am an associate solicitor specialising in all areas of private family law work.
I am 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. Of course, Court proceedings are often required, and I take a strategic and analytical approach to ensure that a settlement is reached as soon as it is 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 am also experienced in dealing with private children matters and applications for financial provision for an unmarried parent.
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.
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.
Making a difference to someone’s future – family law often touches people’s lives when they are feeling vulnerable. It’s my job to help people find a solution and to put them at ease moving forward.
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.
"Nothing fazes solicitor Lara Tucker who is a 'rising star' "- Legal 500, 2018/19
"I felt looked after even though way out of my comfort zone during a difficult situation. Lara Tucker was very warm and friendly whilst dealing with my many insecurities in a professional manner." – Client
"Lara is a genuine asset to the team at Irwin Mitchell and a solicitor whom I would have no hesitation in recommending. She combines the necessary practical and intellectual capacity, the client care and interpersonal skills and an eager determination to achieve the best possible results for her client, no matter how hard she has to work for it. Lara knows what she is doing, and demonstrates an aptitude far beyond her years of experience. With Lara, you are in very good hands indeed." – Julia Townend, Counsel, 4 Paper Buildings
“With the landmark cases of Sharland and Gohil, the courts sent a message that dishonesty will not be tolerated. Yvonne’s case was about securing a fair deal and happily, we were able to secure this.
“There was evidence that Yvonne’s ex-husband was earning far more than he disclosed in the original proceedings and doctored his bank statements to hide the reality of his assets and his new life from Yvonne. Because of this Yvonne’s divorce settlement was built on several lies.
“Yvonne and her son have been through a great deal in the last five years since her husband’s bigamy came to light. We are so pleased the courts saw that Mr Gibney has been fundamentally dishonest from the beginning - now Yvonne can rebuild her life based on a fairer divorce settlement and in the knowledge that justice has been delivered.”
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