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Laura commenced a common law pupillage in October 2021 under the supervision of Catherine Fagan. She welcomes instructions in all areas of Chamber’s practice.

 

Laura has developed a keen interest in family law under the pupillage of Catherine Fagan. During her first six she has seen a variety of public and private family matters.  Laura has also seen a variety of criminal work with Stephen Constantine.

In the year preceding her pupillage, Laura worked as an employment paralegal with the non-profit North East Law Centre. Laura dealt with the full spectrum of employment matters on behalf of Claimants, ranging from initial grievances to a preliminary hearing appearance in the Employment Tribunal.

At university, Laura was awarded a place on Northumbria Universities Contribution Roll in recognition of outstanding contribution to the law school for her success in national advocacy and mooting competitions. She was also awarded a place on the honour roll for academic achievement.

 

Achievements

Blackstone’s National Criminal Advocacy Competition 2019 – Best Advocate

University of Leicester Medical Law Mooting Competition 2018 – Joint Winner

Education

Bar Professional Training Course, Northumbria University 2019-2020 – Outstanding

LLB Law, Northumbria University 2016– 2019 – First Class

Memberships 

Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn