Laura Shepherd

Call 2016

Laura Shepherd

Practice Overview

Laura joined 30 Park Place following successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Harriet Edmondson (Family) and Christian Jowett (Crime, Civil and Public). During pupillage, Laura expanded her knowledge and gained experience across all of Chambers’ practice areas and spent considerable time with other members of Chambers. She now regularly appears in the County, Family, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts (both prosecuting and defending); and in the Immigration Tribunal.

Laura is developing a mixed practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Civil, Family, Crime and Public Law.

After having studied English at Oxford University Laura went on to study for the GDL and Bar Course in Birmingham.  During the GDL Laura volunteered for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, advising clients across a wide range of topics including debt, housing and benefits. This experience gave Laura the opportunity to hone her skills in advising members of the public, and particularly in dealing with vulnerable people

Notable and Reported cases

  • Education
    • Degree – English Language and Literature, 2:1, Oxford University (2013)
    • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law, Birmingham – Commendation (2015)
    • Bar Practice Training Course (BPTC), University of Law, Birmingham – Very Competent (2016)
  • Awards
    • Lord Justice Sachs Entrance Exhibition
  • Memberships
    • Member of the Institute of Licensing