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 routinely acts in cases where civil insurance fraud is alleged, and she 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 in particular.

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 fraudulent claims.

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 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207