Laura was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2021 and completed her pupillage with a criminal defence practitioner. She gained invaluable experience in dealing with a wide range of criminal matters, ranging from those of a lower level to more complex matters. During pupillage Laura also gained experience in family law, personal injury, judicial review and parole hearings.
2021; Degree of Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland
2021; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Distinction), Institute of Professional Legal Studies
2017; LL.B Law (First Class Honours), Queen’s University Belfast
JPB Maxwell Scholarship (Second Placed Bar Trainee) - Institute of Professional Legal Studies
Williamson Trust Fund Prize (Highest Exit Examination Result) - Institute of Professional Legal Studies
The Directorate of Legal Services Prize for Family Law - Institute of Professional Legal Studies
Prior to being called to the Bar, Laura worked for corporate law firm for a number of years. She gained experience working across jurisdictions on large scale projects over several different areas of law.