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 a busy personal injury practice, acting for both Claimants and Defendants, including on conditional fee agreements where appropriate.

Laura has considerable experience of claims arising from road traffic accidents, and also of claims arising from accidents involving employer’s liability, occupier’s liability (including Highways Act claims) and holiday sickness. Her involvement in such claims is not limited to trial only but includes a range of pre-trial applications and hearings.

Laura also has considerable experience in credit hire claims, familiar with all of the usual arguments and all recent developments in case law, and this is an area in which she seeks to expand her practice.

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

  • Small claims hearings
  • Fast track trials
  • Disposal hearings
  • Case management conferences
  • Costs case management conferences
  • Interlocutory applications
  • Stage 3 hearings

Laura also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advices on quantum and/or liability.

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

Business Development Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Sonia Kainth on 0113 213 5207