Recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (South West)'The Legal 500 UK 2023
- Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
- Recommended Lawyer for ‘Professional negligence (London)’
The Legal 500 UK 2017
Laura qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2007 and was promoted to senior associate in Kennedys’ London office in 2014. She was promoted to Partner in October 2021 when she moved from our London office to our Bristol office. Laura has a mixed practice dealing with professional indemnity defence (including solicitors, brokers, accountants, financial professionals) and insurance and reinsurance coverage work, generally in the fields of professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ and financial institutions.
Laura often advises on complex coverage matters, often involving international jurisdictions, including Italy, Colombia, Venezuela and the Channel Islands, and works closely with Kennedys’ international offices as appropriate.
Laura has completed two secondments, eight months with Munich Re and 12 months with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, handling professional indemnity claims.
Significant reported cases include AXA Insurance Company Ltd (formerly known as Winterthur Swiss Insurance Company) v Akther & Darby Solicitors and others .
Laura is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).
- Qualified in England and Wales in 2007