Laura is a Director in the Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in Defence Litigation. Laura holds an LLB Honours Degree in Common & Civil Law with Hispanic Studies from Queens University Belfast and the University of Salamanca, Spain. She was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2008, and has also obtained a Certificate in Advanced Advocacy. Laura joined Tughans in 2013 from another leading Defence Litigation firm.
Laura acts on behalf of major Insurance Companies in respect of Road Traffic Accidents, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability claims. She specialises in the defence of fraudulent and potentially fraudulent Insurance claims, and has particular expertise in the defence of Credit Hire cases. Laura also deals with recovery actions for major insurer clients and advises on policy cover issues.
Laura regularly delivers talks to both clients and the local Insurance industry, and is a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association.
- Delivered seminars to local insurers on Credit Hire, fraud and the Insurance Act.
- Successfully defended Credit Hire cases before the Courts, raising arguments from the cases of Copley v Lawn  EWCA CIV 580, and Kelly v Mackle  NIQB 39.
- Delivered a presentation at the inaugural BII Masterclass in Derry.