Portrait of Laura Heaton

Laura Heaton

Year of Call 1998

Professional Practice

Laura’s practice is predominantly focussed on financial remedies cases including of high net worth, high profile clients and cases with modest assets but other complex aspects including trust and company structures, on and offshore assets and where 3rd parties intervene. She has a wide range of experience of Trusts of Land cases and applications under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989. She has worked as a junior to a number of QCs both in and out of Chambers. Laura is also interested in other dispute resolution methods. She is a collaborative lawyer and mediator.
  • Recommendations

    "She keeps to the point, remains focused, and is a great emotional support to clients." "Her analysis is always detailed and spot-on." "She is solution-oriented and handles clients well."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "Laura is well-liked by clients, who admire her clear, efficient and realistic advice."
    Legal 500 2022
    Focuses on matrimonial finance disputes, particularly cases concerning Schedule 1 relief applications. Expertise: "She gives very sensible advice, and is not afraid to pack a punch when she needs to."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
    ‘Recommended for cases involving trust and company structures and onshore and offshore assets.
    Legal 500 2015
    Highly respected for her complex ancillary relief work. She is also experienced with Schedule 1 matters and prenuptial agreements. Expertise: "A good, user-friendly advocate who is a commanding presence in court."
    Chambers & Partners 2014 where she is rated in Band 2.
    Described as "a good advocate, who is very user-friendly."
    Chambers & Partners 2013 where she is rated in Band 2.
    She gets down to the detail and is deeply reassuring to clients
    The Legal 500
  • Notable Cases

    • Q v Q
      [2005] 2 FLR 640
    • Re C (financial provision)
      [2007] 2 FLR 13
    • SK v TK
      [2013] EWHC 834 (Fam)
    • M v M and Others
      [2014] 1 FLR 439
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Co-author of Cohabitation and Trusts of Land (Thomson Reuters)

  • Personal Information

    Lives outside London is married with children


  • Associate member of Resolution
  • FLBA