Laura is part of the team representing COVID Bereaved Families for Justice Wales
Laura became a tenant at 30 Park Place in 2017 following successful completion of her pupillage where she gained experience across all of Chambers’ practice areas.
Since becoming a tenant, Laura has developed a busy Civil and Public Law practice.
Laura has developed a busy Court of Protection practice and has been recognised as a rising star practitioner in the Legal 500 rankings (see Recommendations). She regularly acts for Local Authorities, Health Boards, RPRs, ALRS, and family members in Mental Capacity Act 2005 applications. As well as mental capacity, Laura also has experience of Mental Health Act cases including applications to displace the nearest relative and has represented clients in the Mental Health Review Tribunal who wanted to challenge their section.
Laura also represents parties in Education matters and has been recognised as a rising star in the Legal 500 rankings for education (see Recommendations). She represents parties both in the Special Education Needs Tribunal for Wales and in appeals to the Upper Tribunal.
After having studied English at Oxford University Laura went on to study for the GDL and Bar Course in Birmingham. Whilst studying for 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.