“Laura’s legal expertise cannot be faulted, and she stands out from the crowd on the basis that she is an absolute pleasure to work with. An incredible ability to sift through reams of paperwork and identify the key issues with precision”
“Laura prepares her cases in staggering detail. She has great client care skills and is highly recommended.”
Family Partner, Bristol
Asylum and Immigration
Landlord and Tenant
Laura joined Unity Street Chambers in 2014 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She has excellent client communication skills and thrives working under pressure, particularly in court where her expertise as both a firm and persuasive advocate is admired. Her attention to detail and rigorous preparation has made her increasingly sought after by clients.
Laura heads the immigration and asylum team and receives regular instructions to appear before First-Tier and Upper Tribunals across the country in bail, deportation, entry clearance, immigration and asylum appeals as well as in judicial review proceedings.
Laura is experienced in dealing with difficult and complex appeals, often involving vulnerable clients and language barriers. She has represented unaccompanied asylum-seeking children as well as victims of torture, sexual violence and human trafficking. Her calm, clear, measured approach enables her to swiftly build a rapport with appellants and their families and she is able to deal sensitively with traumatic aspects of asylum claims.
Her written ability is regularly commended by Tribunal judges and she is well respected by professional clients, Home Office opponents and members of the judiciary alike.
Laura is able to advise on the merits of appeal to the Upper Tribunal and will draft grounds of appeal on a pro bono basis in appropriate cases.
Laura has a thriving family practice with a focus on private and public children proceedings. Her approach to dealing with and managing anxious and often vulnerable clients is complemented by her immigration and asylum work.
Laura represents both applicants and respondents in roughly equal measure through all stages of private law children matters including at multi-day fact-finding hearings, final hearings and enforcement hearings.
Laura frequently deals with cases involving domestic abuse and is regularly instructed to represent applicants and respondents in applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
Laura has a quickly expanding public law practice and is instructed by local authorities and parents in respect of ICOs, IRHs, CMHs and final hearings.
Landlord and Tenant
Social housing: Laura accepts instructions from claimants and defendants in a wide range of cases such as anti-social behaviour injunctions and possession proceedings (including cases featuring Equality Act 2010 issues).
Private landlord and tenant: Laura acts for both landlords and tenants in disputes arising out of residential tenancies. She has particular experience in possession proceedings, disputes arising out of lack of protection of tenancy deposits and service/management charge disputes.