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Laura specialises in liability defence disputes, acting for insurance, corporate, public sector and individual clients. As a solicitor advocate, she regularly appears in courts across Scotland in a variety of cases including defender personal injury, motor, professional negligence (including clinical negligence), health & safety and general commercial litigation. She also delivers in-house training to clients on claims defensibility, court procedure and witness familiarisation.

Laura’s recent instructions include:

  • Representing the organiser of a motor sport event at a Fatal Accident Inquiry following a triple fatality.
  • Successfully defending an insurer client in a four day personal injury proof (trial) in the Court of Session, Edinburgh acting as junior counsel.
  • Successfully defending a social housing landlord at a three day hearing on environmental contamination in the Court of Session.
  • Representing an international finance provider in a successful appeal to the Sheriff Appeal Court in a debt recovery action.
  • Drafting an opinion on lease interpretation in a construction dispute.
  • Drafting an opinion on jurisdiction in a breach of contract action.