Laura has a broad practice spanning all areas of UK tax and commercial law.
She appears regularly in the High Court and the First Tier Tribunal and also accepts instructions as junior counsel. She has a thriving private client practice, as well as a range of commercial clients. As a member of the Chancery Bar Association, she frequently volunteers as an advocate with CLIPS.
Laura holds a first-class undergraduate degree in Economics from George Mason University, as well as a master’s degree in Economic History and a doctorate in Legal History from the University of Oxford. She completed the law conversion course (commendation) and the BPTC (distinction) at City University, and was called to the Bar at The Inner Temple.
Prior to joining Chambers, Laura spent three years as an associate in the Tax Department at Slaughter and May, where she developed an advisory and disputes-focused practice. She acted for major clients from a variety of industries, including the technology, energy, finance, and consumer goods sectors. She has a commercial, client-focused mindset and has been commended both for her incisive legal analysis and her ability to remain calm under pressure.
As a native of Virginia who has spent most of her adult life in England, Laura’s accent can be somewhat difficult to place, but is perhaps best described as “Mid-Atlantic Ridge”.
B.S. Economics (summa cum laude), George Mason University
M.Sc. Economic History, University of Oxford
D.Phil. Legal History, University of Oxford
Graduate Diploma in Law (commendation), City University
Bar Professional Training Course (distinction), City University
Major Scholarship, The Inner Temple
GDL Exhibition Award, The Inner Temple
Humane Studies Fellowship, The Institute for Humane Studies
Eccles Centre Postgraduate Fellowship, The Eccles Centre for American Studies
Labatt Scholarship, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Clarendon Scholarship, University of Oxford