Laura has a particular interest in systemic retail mis-selling claims with past experience in this area including the mis-selling of split-capital investment trusts, mortgage endowments, pensions, precipice bonds, PPI, structured investment products, unregulated collective investment schemes and many other types of investment and insurance products. Laura past experience also includes advising financial institutions and professionals in relation to regulatory investigations.
Prior experience includes a wide range of Bankers Blanket Bond and Civil Liability claims relating to a variety of financial institutions involving losses and liabilities in many different jurisdictions
Over the years, Laura has undertaken secondments with an insurer, a UK retail banking group and a UK regulator.
Representing London market insurers in connection with: U.S security class actions and associated regulatory investigations arising out of the securitization of subprime loans; first party losses and third party claims arising from the Madoff Fraud; a coverage dispute arising from the mis-selling of unregulated collective investment schemes;
Representing London market insurers in relation to claims brought against directors and officers by Joint Administrators relating to a failed tax planning scheme;
Representing London market insurers in respect of first and third party losses incurred by financial institutions as a result of employee fraud; Defending financial institutions in a range of financial services related disputes, including before the Financial Ombudsman Service and in litigation.