Inquests

Inquests and inquiries

At the beginning of this year, Laura undertook a three-month secondment to the Inquest Team at Capsticks Solicitors LLP. During the secondment, she provided advice to NHS Trusts that were interested persons in upcoming inquests. Laura assisted the Trusts to prepare for the inquests, by advising on the likely issues, reviewing witness statements and advising on the Trusts’ disclosure obligations. Laura also provided advice on the risks of a preventing future deaths report being issued by the Coroner. Laura was instructed to represent the Trust at pre-inquest review hearings and full inquest hearings. Laura also represented a Clinical Commissioning Group at a Court of Protection hearing.

Laura is a member of the UK Inquest Lawyers Group.

Laura was instructed to on a watching brief at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse in Custodial Institutions and assisted Nigel Pascoe QC with drafting a press statement for the client.

  • Recommendations

    Recommendations from instructing solicitors

    ‘Thank you very much for your help in this matter, kind call yesterday and comprehensive note – first class’

    ‘Laura, that is an absolutely amazing outcome!! Thanks so much.’

    ‘Thank you for getting your attendance notes over so quickly and thank you for your work on these, my instructing client is always extremely complimentary of you!’

    ‘Many thanks for your help in all of this which has to be said, to be very difficult circumstances and of course your representation and expeditious notes.’

    ‘Excellent result…not an easy achievement in a Magistrates’ Trial so very well done…Congratulations on the result again – and for all your help with this case.’

    ‘I must congratulate you on X’s comment that you were ‘excellent’ it being a significant achievement in light of his concerns about a change of barrister before trial. I am grateful to you and will be very happy to recommend you in future.’

    ‘Thank you for your excellent representation & prompt & detailed attendance note. A very good result!’

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Academic qualifications

  • BPTC, The University of Law, 2013 - Very competent
  • LLB (Hons), The University of Bristol, 2012 - 2:1

Scholarships

  • President of the Bar Society, 2011-2012
  • Benefactors’ Scholarship, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, 2012

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Level 2- CPS Advocate Panel-General Crime