Laura Nelson

Year of call:



2016 - University of Northumbria

First Class LLB (Hons) Exempting

BPTC - ‘Outstanding’


2017 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers, Leeds

2018 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers


North Eastern Circuit Criminal Bar Association Personal Injuries Bar Association


2018 - Criminal Bar Association Advocacy prize

2016 - Wolfson Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn Woon Global Human Rights and Access to Justice Prize

2015 - Cheong Kam Hee Memorial Prize

Laura has experience of civil insurance fraud cases and is fully conversant with the law in relation to fundamental dishonesty and section 57 Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015. She has acted in a range of matters in relation to suspicious or fraudulent claims arising from road traffic accidents.  

Laura’s experience includes cases involving staged accidents, low-speed impact, exaggerated personal injury and exaggerated credit hire. Laura has also acted in High Court proceedings for contempt of court, resulting from a fraudulent claim. 

Having undertaken a predominantly criminal pupillage, Laura is particularly well-equipped to deal with issues of fraud in cross-examination and in submissions. Laura is content to robustly defend such cases.  

Laura also accepts instructions to draft and/or amend pleadings and can advise on the merits of individual cases. 

Contact Laura’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254