Laura 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:
1. Preparing for and attending an 18-day hearing concerning a complex whistleblowing and sexual orientation discrimination claim. In particular, Laura coordinated the respondent's response to an application for further disclosure made by the claimant three days before the final hearing;
2. 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;
3. Producing external briefing notes for clients, covering topics including termination, grievance handling and general HR queries; and
4. Drafting and advising in relation to settlement agreements.
Laura is passionate about the power of judicial mediation and settlement in resolving employment-related disputes in the most sensitive way possible. She 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.