Lara Menon

Senior Associate

Professional Biography of Lara

Lara Menon joined the Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers team in August 2018, working within our Criminal and Family Law teams. Her swift advancement from Paralegal, Law Graduate, Lawyer, Senior Lawyer and most recently, Senior Associate in February 2022, is a testament to her astute legal skills and commitment to client service excellence.

Lara has developed a formidable reputation as lawyer that can achieve legal triumphs in complex Criminal and Family Law matters. She seeks to identify the underlying causes of a client’s legal issues and provide sustainable solutions to ensure they never have to appear before the Courts again.

Lara holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Laws.  Lara is admitted to practice as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW and is on the Roll of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia.

In 2019, Lara was selected by the NSW Law Society to work as a Judge’s Associate for the Deputy State Coroner in the NSW Coroner’s Court, as well as Local Court Magistrates.  This provided Lara with an invaluable insight into the Court system and judicial functions from the other side of the Bar table.  Lara uses this insight to assist her clients, both in Family & Criminal Law.

Lara’s empathetic and sensitive approach allows her to build a great rapport with clients and due to her negotiation skills, Lara is often able to settle Family Law matters without the need for costly litigation.  When negotiations break down and resolution is not possible, Lara is a fierce advocate for her clients and continuously strives to achieve the best outcome.

In terms of Family Law, Lara has the ability to represent clients on matters involving:

In terms of Criminal Law, Lara has the experience and knowledge to act for a range of clients on matters involving:

To assist anyone who has been in trouble with the police and requires immediate legal advice or representation, Lara can be contacted on our criminal law hotline for immediate assistance on 02 8324 7527.

Disclaimer: Coutts is not liable if the lawyer is unable to answer your call immediately, however someone from our office will endeavour to return your call as soon as possible.

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Professional Qualifications
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Laws;
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England; and
  • Certificate of Family Law for Support Staff through the New South Wales Law Society.

Admission

Lara has been admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia

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Success Stories

Young driver gets a second chance Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client was a 19-year-old male who received penalty notices for two offences relating to the conditions placed on his provisional licence – one offence for not displaying P plates, and the other for driving a manual car while on an automatic provisional licence. The clientRead More »Young driver gets a second chance
License suspended due to low range Drink Driving - decision of NSW Police successfully appealed and client able to continue to drive Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon While driving home from work, our client was stopped by Police on the Hume Highway and requested he provides a roadside breath test. Following a positive result, our client wasRead More »License suspended due to low range Drink Driving – decision of NSW Police successfully appealed and client able to continue to drive
Man charged with 4 Domestic Violence related offences has charges dismissed Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client was a 19-year-old man with a juvenile criminal history. Our client was charged with four domestic violence related offences, including two counts of Common Assault, one count of destroy/damage property and one count of stalk/intimidate following an altercation withRead More »Man charged with 4 Domestic Violence related offences has charges dismissed
Man Charged with Affray has Charges Withdrawn Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client was a 42-year-old man charged with Affray following a dispute with his neighbour. During the extended COVID lockdowns, our client’s children and nephew (who was visiting from New Zealand and then forced to stay in Australia as a result of the lockdowns) wereRead More »Man Charged with Affray has Charges Withdrawn
Man escapes conviction after driving whilst his licence was cancelled Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client, a 57-year-old man with no previous criminal history, was charged with driving whilst his licence was cancelled. In December 2020, our client’s licence was disqualified for a period of 3 months, which was due to expire in March 2021. OurRead More »Man Escapes Conviction after Driving Whilst his Licence was Cancelled
Man charged with destroying his own Laptop Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client, a 48-year-old man with no criminal history (except for a drink driving offence 16 years prior) was charged with intentionally destroy/damage property, which is punishable by 5 years imprisonment. On the day of the offence, Christmas Eve, our client returned home from anRead More »Man Charged with Destroying his own Laptop
Man receives no conviction and Conditional Release Order for Assault Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client was a 30 year old man charged with assault of his wife after a domestic incident. The parties marriage was under incredible pressure and had started to show signs of strain. Following a verbal argument, the victim was refusing toRead More »Man receives no conviction and Conditional Release Order for assault
Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm charges downgraded following pillow fight Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client, who had previous criminal charges involving drink driving, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm following a pillow fight with his girlfriend, and with intimidation following a separate incident with the same girlfriend. The parties were in a domesticRead More »Assault occasioning actual bodily harm charges downgraded following pillow fight
Assault charges withdrawn and Stalk/Intimidate charge dealt with under Mental Health Act Lawyer-in-charge: Lara Menon Our client was a 50-year-old man with a previous criminal history. Our client had suffered a catastrophic workplace accident 3 years prior to the offence and had suffered significant injuries. As a result of these injuries, our client was alsoRead More »Assault Charges Withdrawn and Stalk/Intimidate charge dealt with under Mental Health Act
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