Lola-Rose Avery

Private Children Law

Lola is a private children law expert and has extensive experience at all stages of proceedings. Lola regularly appears in complex and multi-day final hearings (and fact find hearings).

Lola’s vast experience in this area covers but is not limited to the following:

  • Contact/shared care/live with
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps order
  • Alcohol/substance misuse
  • Relocation
  • Mental illness/mental health issues
  • Capacity issues and instruction through Litigation Friend
  • Parental alienation (alienating behaviour)
  • Expert evidence

Lola is particularly adept at building rapport and putting clients at ease, giving clear and frank advice sensitively. Lola’s advocacy is firm but measured, which is important when dealing with emotional and sometimes highly contentious hearings.

Domestic Abuse/ Injunctions

Lola is regularly acts for both applicants and respondents in relation to Non-Molestation Order/Occupation Order proceedings, which often run alongside children proceedings.

Lola can represent you at all stages, from first through to final hearing and can be available at short notice for ‘without notice’ applications- both making and defending.


My work

Re K and A: Represented a respondent mother at a 2-day fact find where all 6 allegations she made were found proven, including physical abuse of her and one of the children.

Re L and F: Represented an applicant father and successfully challenged a Cafcass recommendation of no direct contact at final hearing, with face-to-face contact being re-established after 2 years.

Re J: Represented an applicant father accused at a 4-day fact find hearing, the allegation made against him of coercive control was found not proven and the counter-allegation made against the respondent mother of coercive control was found proven.

Re M: Represented a respondent mother given permission to relocate with the child within the country and vary the existing Child Arrangements Order to accommodate the move.

Re P: Represented a respondent father and successfully obtained an order for no direct contact with the applicant mother; additionally, obtained a costs order against the respondent mother.

About me

Lola has always specialised exclusively in family law and has developed a strong practice in matters relating to children, receiving repeat instruction.

Lola is an engaging and robust advocate who effectively case manages with sensitivity and is able to address the needs of vulnerable clients. Lola approaches each case with care and forward thought as to the end outcome.

Lola is also active in the wider legal community and is passionate about equality and diversity both within and beyond the profession; Lola has made television and radio appearances and written a number of articles addressing related topics.

Lola is authorised to accept instructions under the Direct Access scheme.

Professional & academic


  • ACA, ICAEW (2020)
  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Holborn (2013)
  • LLB Law, Kingston University (2012)

Memberships & Committees

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • West Midlands Family Law Bar Association
  • Resolution
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales