Laura is a highly experienced criminal barrister who has a wealth of trial experience. She is known for her fearless advocacy and client care.
She regularly receives instructions to act in demanding, challenging and complex cases. She has considerable expertise in the following areas
- Attempted murder
- Rape and serious sexual violence
- Gang related violence
- Organised Crime Group (OCG) activity
- Large scale drugs supply and importation
- Offences involving the use and/or supply of firearms
Laura has particular experience of multi-defendant, paper heavy trials such as large scale drugs supply, OCG activity and money laundering.
Laura is also a Grade 4 prosecutor and is a member of the CPS Specialist Rape Panel. She has extensive experience in dealing with cases with vulnerable witnesses and defendants. She is a Facilitator for Vulnerable Witness Training and is therefore particularly adept in cases where there are sensitive issues or vulnerable witnesses. She is known for her thorough preparation and her ability to quickly identify the issues in a case. She is meticulous in her preparation and always provides a highly professional service.
Inn: Middle Temple
Degree: LLB Law (Hons)
Recent Cases for the defence
R v JA - defended a young man accused of murder. He was found guilty of manslaughter.
R v H – successfully defended a man accused of being involved in a large-scale conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
R v K – successfully defended a woman accused of attempting to kill her partner.
R v O – successfully defended a man accused of attempting to kill a family member by stabbing him.
R v F – successfully defended a man accused of rape.
R v K – successfully defended a man accused of raping a stranger.
R v S – successfully defended a man accused of historic sexual offending against a number of family members.
R v B – successfully defended a man accused of Assisting an Offender where a rival drug dealer was shot.
Recent Cases for the prosecution
R v C – Led Junior Counsel – secured a conviction for Murder of a new-born child.
R v P – Led Junior Counsel – secured a conviction for Child Sexual Exploitation of over 20 young children
R v E – secured a conviction for serious historic and current sexual offending against three men.
R v S – secured a conviction for stalking two women.
R v D – secured a conviction for possession of indecent images of very young children. The case involved complex evidence relating to the downloading of such images.
R v W – secured the conviction of a young man for sexually abusing a very young child over a period of years.
R v P and E – secured the conviction of two men for defrauding an elderly gentleman out of his life savings.