Laura has a busy practice in line with Chambers’ areas of expertise, with particular emphasis on personal injury and clinical negligence.
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 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.
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.
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.
Laura’s practice often includes cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged, most often in LVI cases where the resultant allegation is that the alleged injuries are fabricated or exaggerated. She also has experience of cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged in respect of the circumstances of the accident, including induced collisions.
Laura regularly acts in credit hire matters where enforceability is in issue and it is alleged by the Defendant that a credit hire organisation has made fraudulent misrepresentation to the Claimant, inducing them to enter into the credit hire agreement.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Personal Injury Bar Association
Employment Law Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit
LLB (1st Class), Durham University
BPTC (Outstanding), BPP University
Lincoln’s Inn Kennedy Scholarship
“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.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys a variety of sports and fitness classes including running, Zumba and yoga.