Lauren Waterton

Lauren Guy

Associate, Solicitor & Collaborative Lawyer


Lauren joined Family Law Partners in February 2017.  She has worked in family law since 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in 2011. Lauren is also a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer.


Lauren is able to assist with a wide range of family matters including separation, divorce, matrimonial finances, nuptial agreements and cohabitee disputes.

Lauren has particular expertise in cases involving children, including child arrangements, parental responsibility, removal from the jurisdiction and special guardianship.  She has a special interest in issues that affect LGBT clients and alternative family structures.

Lauren appreciates that clients are often experiencing a time of personal stress and transition. She aims to guide them with sensitivity through their particular situation by offering tailored and sensible legal advice and representation.

Lauren is a member of Resolution, the nationwide organisation of family lawyers committed to a constructive and conciliatory approach to family law issues. She is passionate in her belief that many families can achieve their best outcome by adopting a dispute resolution process and avoiding litigation which can often exacerbate conflict within the family.  She is also experienced in representing clients within court proceedings when cases cannot be resolved by other means.

Lauren is a member of the Law Society Family Panel and a committee member for East Sussex Resolution and YRes, having previously been chair of West Sussex YRes for 3 years.  Lauren sits on the Sussex Family Justice Board and the Private Children Sub Committee of the board.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys watching live music and reading.