Laura accepts instructions on behalf of claimants and defendants in all areas of personal injury. She is frequently instructed to advise on liability, evidence and quantum in a range of cases. She has been instructed in industrial disease cases, particularly asbestos exposure causing mesothelioma, and is keen to increase her industrial disease practice. Laura worked in this area prior to joining Chambers.
Laura is regularly instructed in multi-track matters, often six-figure claims, and will draft pleadings and schedules for proceedings. She has experience of interim hearings, including budgeting, and multi-day trials. Laura has been instructed in JSMs, including against a silk and senior junior in a group action against a care home, and is able to negotiate and discuss complex issues and provide clear, practical advice to clients.
Recently, Laura has developed a practice involving care home claims, often for defendants, which usually involve allegations of negligence causing pressure sores. As a result, she is confident in her ability to grasp the issues regarding liability, medical evidence, and quantum and is interested in developing her expertise in this branch of personal injury claims.
Although not exclusively personal injury, Laura has also undertaken appeals against the CICA and for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
Notable Personal Injury cases
L v FP NHS Trust 
Laura acted for the Claimant in a multi-track case concerning a manual handling claim against her employer. Laura was successful at trial and beat her Part 36 offers. She also represented the Claimant at mediation.
G v SSWP 
Laura represented a police officer appealing SSWP’s refusal to grant Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). Laura successfully persuaded the Tribunal to distinguish the appeal from Faulds  and that there was sufficient nexus from the material incident to the officer’s development of PTSD. The Tribunal agreed the officer should be entitled to IIDB.