Extensive experience in cases of a serious nature often involving complex issues of law. Highly regarded for her expertise in representing vulnerable defendants and those charged with serious sexual offences. Enjoys an excellent reputation for her ability to deal sensitively and skillfully clients suffering from learning disability and mental health difficulties.
She has developed particular expertise in successfully conducting trials where insanity is the principal issue. A significant proportion of her practice involves cases of considerable sensitivity, such as allegations of serious harm against children and sexual offences involving young complainants and has a recognised aptitude for representing young person’s facing serious offences.
Laureen deals with the following areas of law:
Sexual offences: defending in all cases including those involving young complainants and vulnerable defendants.
Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter and road traffic fatalities
Fraud and money laundering
Violence against children (causing serious harm to children and child cruelty)
Cases involving mental health issues
Essex Bar Mess Representative on the South Eastern Circuit Committee
Member of Bar Representation Committee Lincoln’s Inn
Co-chair of the Social and Wellbeing Committee Lincoln’s Inn
Member of Criminal Bar Association
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Grade 2 CPS Counsel