Laura has over 14 years' experience advising on the employment aspects of commercial transactions.
Laura is an expert on the employment aspects of commercial transactions and, in particular, complex M&A and TUPE/outsourcing arrangements. Having been involved in matters from major reorganisations through to advising at Board level on significant transactions, Laura gives practical and pragmatic advice with a commercial focus.
Laura also has experience of advising on substantial and high-profile regulatory matters and has advised in relation to HMRC investigations into NMW issues in the technology sector (specifically in relation to secondees from other jurisdictions and apprentices), ICO investigations following insurance sector-wide data breaches, and both supporting and carrying out HR investigations as an independent investigator.
Laura is recognised as a key lawyer in Legal 500 (2023) for specialising in employment aspects of international transactions.
Laura excels at delivering realistic and clear advice in order to build strong working relationships in these challenging situations. Building on an early career of advising in relation to TUPE and organisational change in public sector matters, Laura has transferred this knowledge of a regulated environment to advising on matters relating to financial services. She has advised in relation to the effects of SMCR and the implementation of GDPR and gives advice that takes into account the nuances of working in a regulated sector, providing support from a legal perspective with an insight into employee relations, accountability to a regulator and public perception.
Laura initially trained at a large national law firm before moving to a smaller niche firm with a strong reputation for employment law. Most recently (following a career break to pursue her love of skiing) Laura held a senior role at CMS, resulting in a very broad career and legal experience.