Expertise

The focus of Laura’s work is high value, complex, multi-party disputes. Laura has experience of representing companies, asset managers, funds, liquidators, directors and high net worth individuals across a wide range of industry sectors. Her cases have included claims arising in or relating to breaches of contract, securities claims, debt actions, insolvency-related issues, fraud claims and cross border enforcement as well as breach of confidence disputes.

She has significant experience of structuring and progressing group litigation, in particular in a securities context, and litigation funding.

Recognition

Laura was a key member of the team that won the Legal 500 Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year award in 2015.

She speaks at conferences and contributes to panel discussions, recently speaking at the KNect365 Securities Litigation Conference.

Laura contributed to the Securities Litigation section of the fourth edition of ‘Getting the Deal Through’, co-authoring the ‘England and Wales’ chapter.

Experience

Matters on which Laura has recently acted include:

  • The group litigation brought by a number of institutional shareholders against the Royal Bank of Scotland that was successfully settled in late 2016.
  • Acting for the liquidators of two BVI SPVs in their claim against Deutsche Bank and others, which involved cross border insolvency applications and High Court proceedings.
  • Successfully settling a contract dispute arising between a multi-national manufacturing company and a producer of machines necessary for its manufacturing processes.

Career

After joining Stewarts from the Office of Fair Trading in 2008, Laura completed her training contract with the firm and qualified in 2010. She was promoted to Partner at Stewarts in 2018.

Laura has written her career story and experience of Stewarts for our careers section, you can view her story here.

Accreditations and Memberships

Laura is a member of the LSLA and the IBA.

She mentors state school students intending to pursue a career in the law as part of the City Solicitors Horizons Mentoring Scheme.

Laura is also a member of The Circle, a charity that supports equality for women and girls in a fairer world.

Personal

Laura enjoys good food, travel and adventure challenges, or a combination of all three. She takes a keen interest in sports management and is a director of Richmond Rugby Club (where she played the majority of her rugby before her retirement in 2014).