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Introduction

Laurence has a busy commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on professional liability, private client, and commercial dispute resolution. He enjoys acting as sole counsel or as a junior as part of a large team.

He has a wealth of experience in high-value and complex actions brought against solicitors, surveyors, independent financial advisors, accountants, actuaries, insurance brokers, and architects. His quantitative economics background is a particular asset in cases requiring detailed knowledge of financial products and complex accounting issues. Between 2011 and 2013 Laurence was an employed barrister at a leading city law firm working within their London Markets team.

Laurence is a contributing author to Insurance Broking Practice and the Law (ed. CMS Cameron McKenna).

In 2010 Laurence spent three months in New Orleans, USA, assisting the Capitol Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana in the defence of individuals on death row.

Qualifications

Laurence read Economics and Economic History at the London School of Economics, where he obtained the highest mark ever awarded by the Economic History department for his undergraduate dissertation (88). He subsequently obtained an MA from King’s College, London in Medical Law and Ethics, achieving a “distinction”, coming first in his year and winning the Sir Eric Scowen Prize for highest mark overall. Laurence also achieved an “outstanding” in his BVC and was awarded the Buchanan Prize by Lincoln’s Inn.

  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Economic History, London School of Economics 
  • MA Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London 
  • LLB (Hons) College of Law

Appointments

Laurence is on the Junior Barristers' Committee of the Bar Council

Awards

  • Lord Denning scholarship
  • Wolfson scholarship
  • Buchanan Prize
  • Sir Eric Scowen Prize
  • Bar Council ILPD Grant

Memberships

  • British Insurance Law Association
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • COMBAR