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Associate, Solicitor

Laura Smith

M: +44 (0) 7384 237 985

Laura is an Associate in our employment team, advising both UK and international businesses and senior executives.

Laura advises SMEs and large UK and international corporations on strategic day-to-day employment law and HR advice, including employment tribunal claims and the enforcement of post-termination restrictions (also known as restrictive covenants).

Laura has a very strong focus on client care and is passionate about providing strategic commercial advice in plain English.  Laura’s experience in commercial law, litigation and debt recovery   enables her to provide a holistic and commercially focused advice.

Laura regularly advises senior executives on issues such as unfair/constructive dismissal, complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and negotiating high value settlement packages. Her experience includes large financial or professional service companies and public bodies.

Outside of work, Laura is an avid Formula 1 fan and Mercedes-AMG Petronas team supporter.

Professional qualifications

  • BPP Law School (LPC)
  • University of Salford, Manchester (LL.B Hons)

Recent work

  • Negotiating a high-value settlement package for a senior executive at an international Bank.
  • Managing an Unfair Dismissal claim against a public body and advising upon and negotiating the settlement of the same via mediation.
  • Advising on a high-value retirement package for a Director of an Insurance Company.

Previous employment

  • Associate – Jamieson Alexander

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Employment Lawyers Association
  • BNI Networking Group (BNI Live)


  • English


Industry sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Public Services