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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
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Fax 020 3060 7000
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600 LONDON CITY
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Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Laura Stocks

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3060 6389
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/laura-stocks/
RPC

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Professional liability

Position

Senior Associate. Laura specialises in defending claims against leading law firms and other professionals in relation to complex and high-value claims. She has particular expertise in defending solicitors claims concerning a wide range of underlying areas of law, including corporate transactions, trusts, commercial property transactions, litigation and employment. Laura also acts for insurers in relation to coverage issues arising out of professional indemnity policies.

Career

Trained at RPC; qualified in 2010; promoted to Senior Associate in 2014.

Education

Withington Girls School; Imperial College London (2002-6, MSci Physics with a year in continental Europe)


London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Rising stars

Laura Stocks - RPC

Within: Professional negligence

The 'well respected' team at RPC is based across its London and Bristol offices and it handles complex professional negligence disputes across the construction, legal, property, technology, cyber and financial sectors. Nick Bird is an 'absolute superstar' and is experienced in claims involving lawyers, architects and accountants, while James Wickes defends high-value and complex claims against financial professionals and institutions. Legal director Tom Green handles complex construction disputes and senior associate Laura Stocks defends leading law firms in professional negligence disputes. The team is representing Sense Network and Arch Insurance (Europe) on a claim brought by 95 individuals alleging that they lost money in a fraudulent investment scheme operated by a director of Sense's appointed representative, without Sense's knowledge.

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