Education: LLB (Durham) BCL (Oxon)
Languages: German, French, basic Mandarin
Tel: 020 7831 6381 (375#)
Laura Newton is regularly instructed as a junior in commercial litigation, corporate and personal insolvency matters and international arbitrations. She regularly appears in the High Court and in County Courts as a sole advocate.
Laura has particular experience of the following areas of law:
- Commercial litigation: contractual disputes; civil fraud; international commercial arbitration; conflict of laws; sale of goods; trusts.
- Banking & Finance: guarantees; enforceability of security; mistaken payments; consumer credit.
- Corporate/personal insolvency: winding up petitions and associated applications; administration applications; transactions at an undervalue; unlawful preferences; validation orders; rescissions/annulments.
- Company law: directors' duties; unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes; misfeasance proceedings against directors.
From January to July 2011, Laura was seconded to the litigation division of Herbert Smith LLP, where she worked on a number of matters including acting for the majority in a substantial shareholder dispute in the LCIA and two multi-billion dollar professional negligence claims against a leading accountancy firm.
When reading for the Bachelor of Civil Law Laura obtained the highest marks in Oxford University and received the Allen and Overy Prizes for Corporate Insolvency Law and Global Comparative Financial Law in recognition of her performance on the BCL. She was also awarded the Astbury Scholarship by Middle Temple in 2008 and the Baxter and Cervantes Prizes in 2007.
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