Beginning her legal career at Thompsons as a trainee solicitor in 2007, Laura qualified in 2009 and runs a mixed caseload comprising of complex fast-track (up to £25,000) and multi-track (over £25,000) cross border and accident abroad claims.
In addition to assisting on serious injury cases, Laura leads claims involving employers liability, the Montreal and Athens conventions, accidents on holiday, product liability and road traffic accidents.
The claimant’s Laura represents during these cases have often sustained psychological, orthopaedic or minor head injuries or food poisoning.
Before joining the Foreign Jurisdiction Team, Laura focused on UK-based claims involving all aspects personal injury law, including cases pertaining to employers and public liability, road traffic accidents, assaults, housing disrepair, highways and disease.
Laura says she is fortunate to work on a diverse number of complex and interesting cases and privileged to be able to help provide justice for those who have been mistreated or injured.
Laura plays netball at a high level and is also big football fan. During her time at Thompsons’ Leeds office, Laura formed a branch netball team which played in the Leeds Law League.
LAURA’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Accident at work claim: Laura’s client was a airline cabin crew member who sustained a shoulder injury whilst opening an aircraft door. The employer denied liability and Laura issued proceedings. Laura secured £35,000 for her client before the case went to trial.
Accident on holiday claim: Laura represented a man who was an incomplete paraplegic. While holidaying in Tenerife, the man slipped on a wet moss covered ramp in his hotel and broke his right arm in two places. The hotel denied liability but settled for £13,000 shortly before the case went to trial.