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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. As Brodies’ director of advocacy, she works with our solicitors and other solicitor advocates to drive our advocacy offering across the whole of litigation.   

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