Foreign jurisdiction specialist Laura is based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office and covers cases nationwide.
Beginning work at Thompsons as a trainee in 2007, Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and handles a caseload of multi-track (over £25,000) and complex fast track (up to £25,000) cross border and accident abroad claims, as well as assisting on serious injury cases.
Laura’s caseload includes Athens and Montreal Convention claims, employers liability claims, product liability claims and claims for road traffic accidents and accidents on holiday.
These cases often involve orthopaedic injuries, psychological injuries, minor head injuries and food poisoning.
Prior to working on foreign jurisdiction claims, Laura was a member of the Personal Injury Team in Leeds where she dealt with all types of personal injury law including cases pertaining to employers liability, public liability, highways, assaults, disease, housing disrepair and road traffic accidents.
As a Thompsons solicitor, Laura says she is fortunate to work on a variety of interesting and complex cases and is privileged to be able assist the injured and mistreated achieve justice.
Laura is an avid football fan and plays netball at a high level. Whilst working at Thompsons’ Leeds branch Laura set up an office netball team which competed in the Leeds Law League.
LAURA’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Accident on holiday claim: Laura’s client was an incomplete paraplegic who fractured his right arm in two places after slipping on a wet moss covered ramp in his hotel in Tenerife. Liability was denied throughout the claim but shortly before trial Laura secured a £13,000 settlement for her client.
Accident at work claim: Laura represented a cabin crew member who suffered an injury to her shoulder whilst opening the aircraft door. Her employer denied liability throughout the claim but after Laura commenced proceedings the defendant settled for £35,000.