Laura joined JMW as a Chartered Legal Executive in the Personal Injury Team in January 2017 and is now a Senior Associate. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 Law Degree in 2009 and completed her CILEx Fast-Track Diploma in Law in 2014 before being admitted as a Fellow in 2016.
Prior to joining JMW, Laura worked at DWF LLP; one of the leading defendant firms in the industry, although prior to this, all of Laura's background was claimant based. This experience on both sides of litigation, makes Laura an extremely well-rounded lawyer, allowing her to get the best for her clients.
She has exceptional knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and has been described as “technically very good with excellent file management and a reasoned strategy.” She strives to deliver the best service and results to her Clients and maximise not only their damages but their rehabilitation. She is personable and organised with excellent Client care skills.
She is now part of JMW’s dedicated Cycling Team having previously been based in the Road Traffic Accident Team until May 2023. Laura also deals with accidents at work, on the highway or occupiers liability cases. She handles and deals with all cases on a spectrum of minor soft tissue type injuries to more serious injuries such as complex fractures, spinal injuries and chronic pain. Laura has particular expertise in relation to:
- Accidents involving vulnerable Claimants i.e. cyclists, pedestrians, minors, motorcyclists and e-bike/e-scooter riders;
- Accidents involving foreign registered vehicles, untraced or uninsured drivers;
- Cases where insurers raise fraud and/or low velocity impact defences;
- Cases involving credit hire and subrogated losses;
- Liability and causation disputes and preparing for Trial.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys dining out, shopping and travelling. As a former gymnast representing Greater Manchester and the North West, Laura also enjoys keeping fit. She enjoys spending quality time with her young family.