Laura has experience of handling cases in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts. She was recently instructed in a five-day Crown Court trial in which the Defendant was charged with possession of Class A (heroin) with intent to supply and with possession of criminal property. She has also been instructed at sentencing hearings, mention hearings, PTPH’s and bail applications in the Crown Court relating to a range of offences.
Laura has gained experience of making applications for Domestic Violence Protection Orders and has been instructed by the Probation Service to prosecute breaches of community orders.
Laura frequently appears in the Magistrates’ court at first appearances, trials and sentencing hearings. Laura has also been instructed as a noting junior and in noting briefs in recent high-profile trials on the Western Circuit involving serious and complex offences.
Laura has spent time with different organisations including shadowing a Prosecutor for the Service Prosecuting Authority and assisting a lawyer at the Metropolitan Police Legal Department dealing with disclosure applications relating to linked criminal and family proceedings. She has been praised for her professionalism and resourcefulness.
Feedback from those that have instructed her has included:
‘…this is a fantastic result and thank you for staying around to speak with Mr and Mrs X which allowed the Court to be able to hear the matter yesterday. Thank you for your hard work on this matter.’
‘Laura, that is an absolutely amazing outcome!! Thanks so much.’
‘Many thanks for your efforts today and for reporting so promptly... your assistance has been much appreciated.’
‘Thank you very much for your help in this matter, kind call yesterday and comprehensive note – first class’
Instructing solicitor, Partner - ‘I’m very grateful for your assistance and speedy update.’
- BPTC, The University of Law, 2013 - Very competent
- LLB (Hons), The University of Bristol, 2012 - 2:1
- President of the Bar Society, 2011-2012
- Member of the Committee, Sports Representative and Netball Captain of the University of Bristol Law Club, 2010-2011
- Benefactors’ Scholarship, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, 2012