"I have greatly appreciated your attention, efficiency, humanity and reassurance over the last eight months. Thank you for giving me the confidence to push through with this and get my life back, it has been a pleasure working with you."
"Layla went through everything and waited for me to balance my emotions against common sense and the prospect of an end to it all."
"Firstly, can you please thank Layla for being nothing short of excellent on the day."
Having qualified in December 2005, Layla has over 16 years' experience as a divorce and finance lawyer. In recent years she has developed a specialism in international divorce law.
In summary, she advises on:
- Dissolution of civil partnerships
- The financial aspects that arise following separation
- Living together agreements
- Separation agreements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Post-nuptial agreements
- The validity of a divorce obtained overseas
- The ability to make a claim for financial relief following an overseas divorce
- The validity of Islamic marriages
- Dowry claims
Described in Legal 500 as “approachable and knowledgeable, Layla brings a meticulous approach to her cases, ensuring that clients are well advised and embracing alternative dispute resolution in her cases so as to bring an early resolution to cases without clients incurring the costs of full-blown court hearings…a true professional with a wealth of knowledge who is also approachable and gives clear advice that is not confused by legal jargon.”
Layla is also a member of Resolution. Before joining Roythornes, Layla was a Legal Director at a leading East Midlands firm.