Lauren Carmichael

Lauren Carmichael

Lauren was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2008 and has worked as a family lawyer in London, Johannesburg and Dubai. She has significant experience dealing with expatriate family law matters particularly those involving English and South African law issues and is now based in London.

Lauren originally qualified as a corporate lawyer at the international law firm SJ Berwin LLP, before deciding to pursue a career in family law. In November 2009 she joined Camilla Baldwin, a specialist family law firm, where she worked until she moved to South Africa in December 2012. During her time at Camilla Baldwin, Lauren managed her own cases and developed expertise in areas including financial settlements on divorce, financial provision for children of unmarried families and child arrangement matters including the relocation of children.

In May 2013 Lauren joined Clarks Attorneys, a leading family law firm in South Africa, as an international legal consultant. While working for Clarks Attorneys, Lauren gained considerable experience in South African family law, acting on a range of cases with different matrimonial property systems as well as on a range of children matters, the majority of which had an international element. She acted for South Africans, expatriates living in South Africa, as well as for English and South Africa clients living in the UK with reason to pursue matters through the South African courts. She also founded and managed the Johannesburg Family Law Conference in its first few years. The Johannesburg conference is now in its fifth year, attracting attendees from all over South Africa as well as high profile international speakers. In February 2016 Lauren moved to Dubai, where she continued to consult for Clark s Attorneys, before returning to England in May 2017.

Lauren is passionate about family law and strives to go the extra mile for her clients.

For matters involving British expatriates in South Africa or South African expatriates in England or for any other enquiry, please contact Lauren by emailing her at [email protected] Lauren is able to offer rounded family law advice on the pros and cons of English and South African jurisdictions for divorce and other family law applications, and if necessary will work closely with specialist South African family lawyers.

Lauren Carmichael

Associate Solicitor

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