Laura Fitzgibbon

Laura Fitzgibbon

  • Called in 2016

Laura has a busy practice in line with Chambers’ areas of expertise, with particular emphasis on personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law.

Laura appears in court daily, representing clients in fast track and small claims trials, stage 3 hearings, interim hearings and tribunal hearings.

She also has a busy paperwork practice, drafting pleadings and providing advice.

Personal Injury

Personal injury work makes up the greater part of Laura’s practice. She is regularly instructed in trials on the fast track and small claims track, in Stage 3 hearings, in applications and CMCs on all tracks, and in CCMCs. Her practice spans a range of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability claims. She has experience in cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged.

Laura also has an active personal injury paperwork practice, advising on liability, quantum and tactics as well as drafting statements of case.

She is willing to consider accepting instructions on a CFA.

Employment

Laura has experience representing parties in multi-day hearings in cases involving unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and the TUPE regulations. She is keen to develop her practice in this area.

General Common Law

Laura’s practice often encompasses issues of general common law, for example claims for diminution in value and for loss of use. During pupillage Laura assisted with research in a matter involving the complex interpretation of a clause in a share purchase agreement.

Credit Hire

Laura regularly appears in court for both Claimants and Defendants in trials and hearings involving credit hire. She is well versed in the case law and is experienced in dealing with both regular and unusual issues that arise.

Crime

While under the supervision of Matthew Kerruish-Jones during pupillage, Laura gained experience in a range of health and safety law prosecutions and in death by dangerous/careless driving cases. Laura welcomes the opportunity to develop her practice in this area.

Clinical Negligence

Laura has a keen interest in clinical negligence work.

Her experience includes cases involving: delayed and misdiagnosis claims; fatal accident claims arising from clinical negligence; and surgical errors.

If you would like to instruct Laura Fitzgibbon or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

For more information about our clerking team, please click here for the clerks page.

Appointments & Memberships


Personal Injury Bar Association

Employment Law Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit

Education & Qualifications


LLB (1st Class), Durham University

BPTC (Outstanding), BPP University

Lincoln’s Inn Kennedy Scholarship

Publications


Blurring the legal divide between foetus and baby: maternal liability for harm to the child born alive.” University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Law Journal.

Farrar’s Building personal injury case law updates.

Personal Interests


Outside of work, Laura enjoys a variety of sports and fitness classes including running, Zumba and yoga.