Laura is a solicitor in our Commercial Services team based in the Thames Valley.
Main areas of practice
Laura advises clients on a range of commercial issues including contract drafting and negotiation, agency and distribution agreements, data protection and intellectual property, governance advice and commercial due diligence.
Laura provides commercial and governance advice to private sector companies, public bodies, charities, social enterprises and education clients.
Laura graduated with First Class Honours in History and Politics from the University of Warwick and obtained distinctions in the GDL and LPC at the University of Law, London.
Prior to qualifying as a commercial solicitor, Laura provided pro bono legal services at the National Centre for Domestic Violence and also served for a year as President of the Junior Lawyers Division for Kent & East Sussex.
- Advising public bodies, local authorities and providers in the health and leisure sectors on the terms of commercial agreements, tenders and procurement contracts
- Drafting and advising on agency and distribution framework agreements for large private sector companies
- Providing general governance advice to charities of various structures including registration, drafting articles and other constitutional documents and advising on trustee duties
- Advising businesses on appropriate terms and conditions for B2B and B2C contracts
- Conducting commercial due diligence on corporate and financing projects including restructures, mergers and acquisitions
Insights by Laura
Safeguarding hit the headlines again last week, as the International Development Committee published a report focusing on exploitation and abuse in the aid sector. In the report, MPs accused charities of "complacency...Read More
The Court of Appeal has confirmed a first instance decision of the High Court that a member of a charitable company owed fiduciary duties to that charity (The Children’s Investment...Read More
Following a cyber-attack on the British and Foreign Bible Society which led to a data breach by the charity in 2016, the ICO has recently fined the Society £100,000 for failing...Read More