Lawrence Stephens

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Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Children Act Cases
  • Divorce and Jurisdictional Advice
  • Financial Remedy Proceedings
Other languages spoken:
German and Tamil
Raphaela Says:
“By employing a pragmatic and empathetic approach I take a weight off my clients during a very difficult time in their life. My aim is to place them in the best position possible when they start a new chapter.”

Meet Raphaela

Raphaela Kohs qualified as a Solicitor in April 2021, having completed her training at a specialist international family law firm.

Raphaela advises on a wide range of family law matters for international and domestic clients such as divorces, complex financial and jurisdictional disputes and private law children matters.  Her aim is to work collaboratively with clients and, if appropriate, she makes every effort to settle disputes outside of court.  Raphaela has experience in out of court dispute resolution such as arbitration and round table meetings.  Since joining Lawrence Stephens Raphaela has worked with high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals on both domestic and international cases involving substantial assets, including high value business assets, offshore assets, trusts and inherited wealth.

She is also a member of several legal networks and membership bodies, including Resolution, Women in Family Law and Westminster and Holborn Law Society.  Raphaela also sits on the Family Law Ambassadors Board for Support Through Court.

In her spare time, Raphaela is a classical Indian dancer and has performed publicly in both Austria and India.  A keen traveller, Raphaela has lived in multiple countries across the world including Austria, Australia, Singapore and Malawi.

Raphaela has also been shortlisted for 'Rising Star of the Year' in the Modern Law Awards 2023.

Experience highlights 

  • Successfully defended a worldwide freezing injunction in the reported case of J v H [2022] EWFC 133.
  • Successful in an application for temporary leave to remove application to a non-Hague convention country.
  • Successful in a private application by foster parents for special guardianship.