As a director in Boyes Turner’s successful industrial disease and personal injury teams, Laura has over a decade of specialist experience in acting for sufferers of asbestos related disease and their bereaved families. She also applies her extensive legal expertise and exceptional client care to represent severely injured victims of road traffic accidents, including cyclists and pedestrians, and the bereaved dependent families of those with fatal injuries.
Laura is a recognised asbestos disease expert with an excellent and well-deserved reputation and been interviewed live on BBC Radio about mesothelioma and the implications of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. She is an outspoken campaigner dedicated to using her knowledge to raise public awareness and make a difference, whether through her work with local asbestos groups or through calling for change in accident blackspots in her local community.
Her mesothelioma clients come to her from all over the UK and abroad and from a variety of trades and occupations. Her track record of successful claims includes cases arising from low-level exposure, environmental exposure to asbestos from living near an asbestos factory or from breathing in dust from the clothes of family members.
Laura takes pro-active steps to secure settlements for asbestos-related disease claimants during their lifetime wherever possible and where there is a risk of future serious deterioration, she obtains provisional damages awards which preserve the claimant’s right to come back to court for further compensation in the event that the specified deterioration occurs.
She succeeds in complex cases involving multiple defendants, where other solicitors have failed or are reluctant to act owing to difficulties arising from lack of evidence. Her compassion and commitment to making a difference for her clients results in a persistence which enables her to succeed in heavily defended or difficult cases.
“Thank you so much for your superior wisdom. Thank you so much once again for your dedication to the task and for the very efficient and sympathetic way in which you have consistently communicated with me during the progress of the claim.”
“You made a difficult situation easier to bear because of the human way you dealt with me. I especially appreciate this whilst going through a very emotional and traumatic time in my life.”
Away from the office Laura helps raise awareness and funds for the charities and support groups that help sufferers of asbestos-related and other diseases. Her fundraising exploits having included abseiling down The Blade, a skyscraper in Reading, the height of 32 double decker buses, in aid of a children’s hospice, Naomi House and a 25km Thames Path Challenge walk for Mesothelioma UK.
Laura maintains her medical expertise and keeps up-to-date with advances in medical treatment of asbestos disease through the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses. She also gives her own support to those affected by asbestos related disease through Berkshire Asbestos Support Group (BASG), a group she founded in 2009.
Laura is an accredited Senior Litigator and Asbestos Disease Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).