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 both prosecutes and defends in a range of cases involving prosecutions brought by private agencies including local councils, the RSPCA and the DVLA. Laura recently assisted in training Wakefield Metropolitan District Council on how to bring successful prosecutions.

Laura recently defended a commercial waste business in a Local Authority prosecution for section 34(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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.

Contact Laura’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250