Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and supports the work of the employment team in providing meaningful legal assistance to companies and individuals. She has previous experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, which includes the following:
- preparing for and attending an 18 day hearing concerning a complex whistleblowing and sexual orientation discrimination claim. In particular, Laura co-ordinated the respondent's response to an application for further disclosure made by the claimant three days before the final hearing;
- completing corporate due diligence, including reviewing employment contracts, policies and litigation and producing a detailed due diligence report which highlighted key risks for the client;
- producing external briefing notes for clients, covering topics including termination, grievance handling and general HR queries; and
- drafting and advising in relation to settlement agreements.
Laura is also an active member of the Birmingham Solicitors Group and Employment Lawyers Association, dedicated networks of legal professionals who encourage a collaborative and client-led approach to the practice of Employment Law.