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Laura Bond

Laura Bond

Associate

Laura has both kindness and knowledge, a sensitive manner and approach" (Mrs R, client)

Laura is by far the best attorney I have worked with" (Mrs O, US client)

Laura Bond has significant international experience, including financial settlements (e.g. under Part III of the MFPA and Schedule 1 of the Children Act), prenuptial agreements and children matters" (Legal 500 2019)

About

Laura is an Associate in Michelmores' family team. She advises clients in relation to all aspects of private family law. Her strong belief is that it is best for her clients, and their families, if they can reach their goals as amicably and cost-effectively as possible via an out of court settlement or agreement, and she works with them to try to achieve this in every case. However, Laura does acknowledge this is not always possible and, where Court proceedings are necessary, she will represent her clients robustly and strongly. 

Laura advises in relation to divorce and related financial claims, cohabitation disputes, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act and has considerable experience in drafting marital agreements. She has also built a strong private law children practice, both in international and domestic matters, and regularly represents applicants and respondents in injunction cases. 

She trained at a top ranked firm in London and qualified into their family department in 2009, focussing predominantly on high net worth matters, often with an international element. Laura then relocated to the South West (where she grew up) in 2013 after a career break in Switzerland and New Zealand during which she trained as a ski instructor. Laura joined a leading regional firm and continued to build her experience in matters involving complex and high value financial arrangements, farm businesses, family companies, trusts and occupational pensions amongst others. She joined Michelmores in September 2022. 

She believes in building strong relationships with her clients and always aims to balance pragmatic, sensible advice with empathy and sensitivity at what is always a difficult time for people. 

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a wife in divorce and financial remedy proceedings where the husband breached numerous Court Orders and failed to disclose assets.  At the final hearing the Court ordered that the husband pay 80% of the wife's legal costs due to his litigation conduct
  • Advising a husband in relation to a financial claim in England after a divorce in Russia. 
  • Assisting in the landmark case of AI v MT acting for the mother where the High Court agreed to refer the issues (both financial and those relating to the children) to religious arbitration.
  • Acting for a high-profile unmarried mother in a claim for financial provision for her child where the father was an extremely wealthy businessman based predominantly in the US. 
  • Obtained location and tipstaff orders in a case of threatened abduction to the Philippines.