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 is an experienced advocate with vast experience of personal injury claims. She regularly acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants, including on conditional fee arrangements where appropriate.

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 routinely deals with personal injury claims arising from UK-based road traffic accidents, accidents involving employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability. In addition, Laura deals with illness and injury claims arising from incidents worldwide. Her involvement in such claims is not limited to trial only but includes a range of pre-trial applications and hearings.

Laura also has extensive experience of credit hire claims and is familiar with all of the usual arguments and all recent developments in case law.

 “I must say I was blown away by Laura, she was outstanding! Very personable to me and made me feel very much at ease, and phenomenal in court.” (lay client)


Laura is available for instruction on a wide range of hearings, including but not limited to:

  • Small claims track hearings
  • Fast track trials
  • Disposal hearings
  • Case management conferences and directions hearings
  • Costs case management conferences
  • A wide range of interlocutory applications
  • Stage 3 hearings
Laura Nelson was exceptional, friendly and polite. She put my mind at ease during a stressful time. I would highly recommend Laura.  (lay client)


Laura also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and can advise on quantum, on an urgent basis where necessary.

Laura also provides training to firms upon request. Please get in touch should you wish to book Laura for a training session on any relevant subject matter.

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