Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen
Impressive junior who operates a broad public law practice drawing on commercial, planning, environmental and human rights expertise. She acts for petitioners and respondents and is also active in prominent public inquiries.
Strengths: "Laura-Anne is a pleasure to work with: very bright, responsive and client-focused. She can get to the crux of a matter very quickly." "She is very good and very easy to deal with: she accepted instructions at a late stage and was extremely calm, well organised and diligent, with a quick turnaround." "She's very good on her feet but what I particularly value is her attention to detail: she is very thorough and doesn't leave a single stone unturned."
Recent work: Brought a judicial review challenge to a planning decision to grant Aberdeen Football Club permission to built a new stadium on greenbelt land.