Expertise

Laura joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2009 and advises on contentious and non-contentious aspects of insolvency and restructuring.

Laura has a particular focus on insolvency litigation and regularly acts for banks, administrators, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy in bringing claims in relation to insolvent companies. Laura's non-contentious work includes acting for banks and officeholders in relation to asset sales, loan sales, administration appointments and pre-pack sales. She also advises directors of distressed companies on their duties.

Laura completed a secondment at The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc from 2014 – 2015, working in the Recoveries and Special Situations teams of RBS' Restructuring group.

Notable recent experience includes:

  • Advising the liquidators of a large national professional practices firm.
  • Advising a creditor in relation to the administration of a high street technology retailer.
  • Defending a cross-border claim brought by a trustee in bankruptcy for a transaction at an undervalue.
  • Advising the administrators of a complex group of care homes.

Reported cases in which Laura has played a leading role include National Westminster Bank Plc v Msaada Group (A Firm) [2011] EWHC 3423 (Ch) and [2012] EWHC 5 (Ch); Registrar of Companies v Swarbrick and others [2014] EWHC 1466 (Ch) [2014] Bus. L.R. 625; and Re MK Airlines Ltd (in liquidation); Oldham v Katz (acting as joint liquidator of MK Airlines) and another [2018] EWHC 540 (Ch).

Memberships
  • The Law Society
Education
  • University of Durham - LLB Hons (2006)
  • BPP, London - LPC (Distinction) (2009)