Lauren Starmer
Lauren Starmer


Lauren Starmer joined St Philips in October 2022. She began her family pupillage under the supervision of William Horwood, Juliet Allen, and Huw Jones where she observed and worked on a variety of care, private children, and financial remedy matters.

Lauren will begin taking instructions in April 2023.

Prior to commencing her pupillage, Lauren was a Caseworker at the National Centre for Domestic Violence. She worked with a variety of applicants regarding a breadth of sensitive issues, both factually and procedurally, including that of capacity. She drafted witness statements and prepared applications for hearings under the Family Law Act 1996.

Lauren also worked as a paralegal for a large firm of solicitors in Derby before attending Bar School. When later studying the BPC, she volunteered at the University of Law Legal Advice Clinic.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys theatre, dog walks, and criticising heel leads and over-whipped meringues on Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off without any dancing or baking experience of her own.


LLB (Hons) – 2:1 (University of Nottingham)

LLM in Bar Practice – Distinction (University of Law)

Bar Practice Course – Outstanding (University of Law)

Appointments and Memberships

Middle Temple

West Midlands Family Law Bar Association

Senior Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law (2020)