Lawyer profile for UK 2021
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A specialist solicitor-advocate in the field of asbestos-litigation with 20 years’ experience pursuing claims for sufferers of asbestos-disease and their families. Laura leads a team of twenty each dedicated to leaving no stone unturned in investigation and pursuing complex cases. The team has a database of knowledge and information giving them an edge in uncovering evidence backdating decades. Working with experts, Laura has overseen landmark cases of Docherty v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2018 CSIH 57) and Gibson v Babcock International (2018 CSOH 78), Laura was the solicitor in the AXA General Insurance Limited case at the Supreme Court resulting in reinstatement of compensation for Pleural-Plaques in Scotland.
Laura found a home at Thompsons representing victims of negligence where a passion for changing the law struck a powerful chord. Laura trained under the late Frank Maguire and has given advice to the Scottish Government on the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011, Scottish Civil Justice Council about a pre-action protocol for Disease Claims and has worked on a Bill to recover NHS Costs of treating disease sufferers which has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Society of Solicitor-Advocates; Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Enjoys family time; running; gardening