Leora Taratula-Lyons


Leora joined Burgess Mee Family Law in November 2020. She previously worked at Vardags where she completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor in January 2019. Leora advises on a wide range of family law issues, including divorce and private children cases, and has particular experience in high net worth matrimonial matters, typically involving international and/or business assets. At her previous firm Leora’s experience also extended to Private Client matters, including the preparation of wills and claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 and she has recently passed, with Distinction, the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation Exam in November 2020.

Leora studied English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and achieved a 2:1. She was awarded an Astbury Scholarship and Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition from The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple to study the Graduate Diploma in Law which she undertook at City University London and attained a Commendation. Leora then completed the LPC at BPP Law School and obtained her Higher Rights (Civil) with the University of Law.

Whilst at City University, Leora worked on a number of pro bono schemes including The School Exclusions Project, an initiative aiding permanently excluded children’s return to mainstream education. She was a Group Leader in Big Voice London’s model law commission which focused on potential changes to the law surrounding surrogacy as well as a Mentor for the Vocalise debating program.

When not working, Leora is most likely to be pursuing her passion for dance or yoga. She is classically trained in Ballet, Modern and Tap dance and regularly attends classes across London. Her other interests include food, cinema, Scrabble and beautiful shoes.