Laura is a Visiting Professor at King’s College and Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Oxford. Alongside academic commitments, Laura is a barrister at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and assists with seminal and complex disputes covering a broad range of sectors. Laura has developed expertise in cyber-security with a focus on the financial services industry; she is currently working with UK Finance to develop the regulatory approach to managing cyber-security, operational resilience and outsourcing in the area.
The International Chamber of Commerce UK (ICC) identified Laura as a rising star within the finance sector, and she sits on the ICC UK Banking Committee and is the Coordinator/Chair of the ICC Young Finance Forum. The Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E Finance) appointed Laura as a Special Rapporteur and Laura is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Arbitration and Financial Law Reform and the Commercial Court and Financial List User Committees. She is widely published in established legal texts, including acting as an editor of the commentary to the Civil Procedural Rules (i.e. the White Book) and publishing several articles in Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and Thomson Reuter’s Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice.
Laura received a BA Honours in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and was presented with several awards and prizes during the course of her academic studies. The Middle Temple Inn awarded Laura the Astbury Scholarship and subsequently the Fox Scholarship to complete a LLM specialising in Commercial Law at the University of Toronto, in turn receiving a distinction and Fellowship from the University.