Laura specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant and real property litigation in residential and commercial contexts. Laura also has an advanced social housing practice. She is recommended as leading counsel for real estate and social housing in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Laura also has particular experience dealing with property offences in the Magistrates’ Court including under the Environmental Protection Act 1980, Housing Act 2004 (HMOs, Additional and Selective licensing) and planning enforcement. She has experience of Makro style business rates mitigation challenges in the Magistrates.
- LL.B hons (University of Durham, St Mary’s College)
- Master of Jurisprudence (University of Durham, Ustinov College)
- Bar Vocational Course, very competent (BPP, Leeds)
Prior to coming to the bar Laura tutored at Durham University in European Law. She continues to regularly lecture and assist students and professionals at Lincoln’s Inn, whether on the mentoring scheme or as a judge in mock trials.
- Chancery Bar Association
- Property Bar Association (Committee Member)
- Social Housing Law Association
- Association of Women Barristers
- Women in Property
What the directories say about Laura
Laura is recommended by Legal 500 for Property Litigation. She is also recommended by both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for Social Housing.
"Very personable, quick to provide commercial advice and a very good advocate". Legal 500 2017.
“A "go-to barrister" for many large housing associations. She elicits praise for her deft client-handling and cross-examination skills and makes regular appearances before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.” Chambers UK 2017.
"She goes down very well with the clients, knows her stuff and gets the results." Chambers UK 2017.