Laura accepts instructions in all areas of crime, both prosecuting and defending.
Prior to starting pupillage, Laura worked as a criminal defence Litigator at Tuckers Solicitors where she successfully managed her own caseload. Laura conducted all aspects of trial preparation: taking instructions, advising clients, obtaining and reviewing disclosure, drafting proofs of evidence, drafting legal arguments, and instructing experts. Laura also attended court regularly to assist Solicitors. She would take instructions and give counsel to clients in respect of hearings such as first appearances, sentences, bail applications and warrants.
Laura also spent some time in the USA, providing assistance to a public defender service on capital murder cases, for which she was awarded the International Intern Award by Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association in 2018. Laura provided invaluable assistance to attorneys; she drafted legal documents, conducted legal research, reviewed disclosure, interviewed witnesses, attended federal court and met with clients on death row. Laura’s article on intellectual disability as a defence to the death penalty has since been published in Middle Temple literature.
Laura began her pupillage in 2020 under the supervision of Rachel Faux. She has assisted on a wide range of criminal matters, including robbery, firearms, drug supply and historic sex cases.