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 accepts instructions in a variety of regulatory and public law matters. Laura has both prosecuted and defended in a range of cases involving prosecutions brought by private agencies including local councils, the RSPCA and the DVLA. Laura has assisted in training local councils on how to bring successful prosecutions.  

Laura is delighted to have been appointed Regional C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, enabling her to undertake work for all government departments.

Laura has also undertaken secondment work with the NHS, providing advice on a wide range of matters including conflict of interest, responsible commissioner queries and procurement queries.  

Prior to establishing her practice, Laura worked with Lawyers Without Borders in their Washington, D.C. office, supporting projects primarily focused on building capacity in respect of access to justice and the rule of law worldwide. Laura worked in collaboration with Nepalese legislators for several months, aiming to eliminate child labour within Nepal.  

Contact Laura’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Imogen Brown on 0113 2135225