Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 2021

Main Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Employment Law
Family Law
Personal Injury


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

Professional Awards

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.