It was during her training contract at Berry Smith LLP that Lauren discovered her love for property law. Initially specialising in property litigation, she acted for a range of corporate and private clients with regard to various property issues; from landlord and tenant disputes, repossession claims, and rights of way disputes, all the way through to professional negligence. She has also worked on a number of contentious probate issues that involved property within the disputed assets.
The in-depth knowledge of land law Lauren gained through the contentious aspect allowed her to transfer to a non-contentious property role at Griffiths Ings Property Lawyers. Here, she worked on a range of transactions from residential conveyancing, plot sales and purchases of freehold reversions, through to lease extensions, transfers of equity and remortgages/refinancing. She qualified in April 2019 and currently works on advising lenders on large scale transactions that involve securing finance against land and other such assets.
Lauren studied History at Cardiff university in 2011 and achieved a first class honours degree. She then went on to take the Graduate Diploma in Law at Cardiff University, finishing with a Distinction in 2015. She then proceeded to study the LPC at Cardiff University, also graduating with a Distinction in 2016.
Lauren then started her training contract at Berry Smith LLP, where she specialised in property litigation for 18 months. She then moved to Griffiths Ings to finish the non-contentious aspect of her period of training.