Lola-Rose Avery joined 3PB as a family barrister in October 2020, following successful completion of a specialist family law pupillage undertaken in the South East, during which she was exposed to the full spectrum of family law.
Lola accepts instructions in all areas of family law, with a special interest in proceedings related to children.
During her BPTC, Lola volunteered as a Personal Support Advisor at the Personal Support Unit, 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 has 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.
She has also gained advocacy experience working as a County Court Advocate in various courts across the country and additional litigation experience working as a paralegal at an international law firm.
Lola is a high profile anti-racism campaigner and social media commentator (@legally_lola), appearing on the BBC News about the Black Lives Matter movement and writing briefings for the World Economic Forum-Thomson Reuters Foundation, Metro and Legal Week on how we can tackle systemic racism in the UK.
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Private Law Children, Injunction and Domestic Abuse
Lola-Rose Avery accepts instructions in both private law children and injunction proceedings.
Lola has gained experience in multiple Children Act hearings, including those with serious domestic abuse allegations and Local Authority involvement.
She also has experience in Family Law Act proceedings, representing both applicants and respondents in relation to Non-Molestation Orders, and Occupation Orders.
Care and adoption
Lola happily accepts instructions in public children cases and was exposed to Care proceedings throughout her pupillage, including but not limited to ICOs, CMHs, final hearings and Special Guardianship Orders. Lola has also gained exposure to proceedings involving vulnerable clients and where litigation capacity has been a live issue.
Lola has a pragmatic and compassionate approach and is able to represent Children’s Guardians, parents and Local Authorities.
Lola accepts instructions in financial remedy proceedings and gained exposure in her pupillage to family finance: from FDAs to FDRs and Final Hearings.
Prior to pupillage, Lola qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG and worked at the firm in their forensic investigations team.
Lola therefore brings considerable experience in assessing a variety of financial information and investigations into wealth, investments, shareholdings and individuals' other financial affairs.
"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
- LLB (Hons), Kingston University London
- BPTC (Very Competent), BPP Law School
- ACA, ICAEW
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Family Law Bar Association
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales