Since calling to the Bar Laura has established a varied civil practice, with a focus on personal injury claims (including fatal accidents, industrial disease, employers’ liability, road traffic accidents and harassment), and claims arising from professional negligence (doctors, psychiatrists, solicitors).
In addition, she has a particular interest in professional disciplinary work, and has recently appeared before the disciplinary committees of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Architects Registration Board.
From 2009-2012, Laura held the office of Advocate Depute. In this role, she prosecuted many high-profile, difficult and anxious cases before the High Court of Justiciary. These included murder, culpable homicide, causing death by dangerous driving, rape, and the sexual abuse of children. Laura has extensive experience of preparing and presenting cases which are both factually and legally complex, and in which expert evidence has been led.
Laura maintains her interest in criminal law alongside her developing civil practice.