Lola Rose Avery 3PB e1642507116256

Lola-Rose Avery

Year of Call: 2013
Email Address: lola-rose.avery@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 0121 289 4333

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Overview

Lola-Rose Avery joined national set 3PB as a family law barrister in October 2020, from another Chambers based in the South East. Lola was called to the Bar in 2013 and  completed a specialist family law pupillage.

Lola accepts instructions in all areas of family law, with a special interest in proceedings related to children.

Whilst studying for the Bar course, Lola volunteered as a Personal Support Advisor at the Personal Support Unit in London, assisting litigants-in-person at the Central Family Court and Family Division of the High Court with their applications and attendances at hearings. Lola also undertook shadowing with Cafcass, and her experiences sparked a particular interest in cases involving children.

Before returning to the Bar, Lola worked for approximately four years as a forensic accountant at KPMG where she also trained and qualified as a chartered accountant.

Lola also gained advocacy experience working as a County Court Advocate in various courts in all parts of the country and additional litigation experience working as a paralegal at an international law firm.

As well as her work in family law cases, Lola has written for a number of publications such as Legal Week, Thomson Reuters and Metro on topics related to family law, the wider legal profession and issues of race, diversity and inclusion and has also appeared on the news (including BBC) to speak on these topics. Lola is also on the committee for the Black Barrister’s Network.

Expertise

  • Private law
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    Family barrister Lola-Rose Avery happily accepts instructions in both private law children and Family Law Act injunction proceedings and has a busy and varied practice in this area.

    Lola has gained experience in multiple Children Act hearings at all stages, representing both applicants and respondents from first hearing through to multi-day final hearings and multi-day fact finding hearings, including cases involving serious domestic abuse allegations, lack of litigation capacity, implacable hostility, expert evidence, and Local Authority involvement.

    Lola is also regularly instructed in cases concerning applications for internal and international relocation, and for and opposing enforcement of a previous Child Arrangements Order.

    Lola presents mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other extended family members.

    Recent cases  

    Re F: successfully challenged a Cafcass Section 7 report recommendation of no contact and secured an order for direct contact for a father who had not had contact for over 2 years.
    Re A & M: successfully represented a mother at a 2-day fact find hearing where findings on all 8 allegations made by the mother, including of physical abuse perpetrated towards the children.
    Re J: represented a respondent father at a final hearing, securing a favourable outcome and successfully obtaining a costs order against the applicant mother.

    Lola has the ability to explain things clearly and compassionately to clients, whilst also giving difficult advice, where necessary, in a sensitive manner and with a view to securing the best possible outcome for the client.

  • Injunction
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    Lola-Rose Avery accepts instructions in Family Law Act proceedings and is experienced at all stages, including hearings without notice, regularly representing both applicants and respondents in relation to Non-Molestation Orders and Occupation Orders.

    Lola has experience with cross-applications and consolidation with Children Act proceedings.

  • Children
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    Lola-Rose Avery is frequently instructed to act in public law children cases, representing parents, children through their Children’s Guardian and prospective Special Guardians.

    Lola has a range of experience in this area, including proceedings involving neglect, non-accidental injury, alcohol addiction, drug misuse and parents/carers with psychiatric/psychological issues.

    Lola also has experience in proceedings involving vulnerable clients and where litigation capacity is a live issue.

    Lola regularly accepts late instructions to act in emergency hearings, including EPO and ICO hearings, and can prepare quickly and efficiently when accepting last minute instructions.

    Recent cases:

    Re F&P: Lola is currently being led by a second junior in a long-running case including allegations of non- accidental injury.

  • Finance
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    Lola-Rose Avery has gained experience in financial remedy proceedings from First Appointment through to Final Hearing, including interim hearings such as for Maintenance Pending Suit.

    Prior to pupillage, Lola qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG and worked at the firm in their forensic investigations team. Lola therefore has experience in analysing and working with a variety of financial information.

    Lola gives sensible advice and is able, where appropriate, to negotiate favourable settlements for clients.

  • Remote FDR Hearing Service
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    Lola-Rose Avery is available for private remote FDR hearings. For more information on private remote FDR hearings please click here.

  • Health and welfare
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    Court of Protection 

    Lola-Rose Avery is interested in developing a Court of Protection (COP) practice and accepts instructions in COP matters.

    Lola has experience  of representing vulnerable clients in proceedings who have been found to lack capacity and has received instructions from their Litigation Friend.

  • Articles
    • The legality of COVID-19 vaccinations for children

      The legality of COVID-19 vaccinations for children

      Specialist family law barrister Lola-Rose Avery looks at potential family law disputes between parents, grandparents and guardians over conflicting views about a child being given the COVID-19 vaccination.

      View Article
  • Recommendations

    When I spoke to  the client after the hearing, they spoke really well of you and said you did a great job and [quote] ‘spoke really well for me in court, even though she doesn’t know me’

    Solicitor, Brendan Fleming Solicitors

    Client was happy with outcome and gave raving feedback of how you dealt with it.

    Solicitor, Anthony Collins

    Client was exceptionally with happy how you represented them at the hearing. Whilst they said the outcome was frustrating, they were singing your praises!

    Solicitor, Stowe Family Law

    The client said you had the perfect mixture of being approachable and down to earth but frank and stern when you needed to be”.

    Solicitor, Anthony Collins

    "Lola is one of the brightest minds I have had the privilege to work with."

    Clinical Case Manager at Family Service Association of Bucks County

Academic qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), Kingston University London
  • BPTC (Very Competent), BPP Law School
  • ACA, ICAEW

Professional bodies

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Direct Access

Lola-Rose Avery is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Access (or Public Access) scheme.

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