Lauren was admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2017 and began at Schembri & Co Lawyers in 2019.
Since 2013 Lauren and has volunteered for a number of organisations including: Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre; Commission of Inquiry Now; Prison Legal Education Assistance; Mental Health Legal Centre; and Darabin Community Legal Centre.
The complexity varies from case to case and Lauren lists in her career highlights:
- Assisting an elderly woman to obtain a property settlement in circumstances where her estranged husband was extremely violent and adamantly against providing her with anything and, later, obtained Enforcement Orders in her favour.
- Obtaining Parenting Orders for substantial and significant time for a Father who was being prevented from spending any meaningful time with his son.
- Negotiated successful resolutions for clients in both property and parenting matters without the need for a costly Final Hearing.
- Successfully running various matters through to a Final Hearing and obtaining positive outcomes for clients.
Lauren says “I love working with clients and assisting them to obtain outcomes that are suited to their requirements. It is an immensely emotional journey for clients, and I try and alleviate their stresses and concerns as much as possible by ensuring that I am completing my work to the best of my ability and always thinking three steps ahead. By doing this, I am able to achieve successful outcomes whilst also keeping costs as low as possible”.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys running, travel and spending time with family.