Laura Kearsley > Nelsons Solicitors Limited > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Nelsons Solicitors Limited

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Partner and head of employment and education. Laura has a strong reputation in all aspects of employment law and has particular experience of developing HR support services for businesses. She has advised on employment law matters since qualifying as a solicitor in 2005.

Her areas of expertise include employment tribunal litigation; hearing advocacy; discipline and grievance issues; unfair and constructive unfair dismissal claims; restructuring, redundancy and transfer of undertakings issues; all forms of discrimination including disability, race, sex and religion; employment contracts, handbooks and policies; settlement agreements and industrial relations issues.

Laura was The Lawyer Assistant Solicitor of the year 2011, Birmingham Law Society Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year 2010, and won the Women on their Way: Woman in Law award in 2009.


Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2005; partner Nelsons 2012. Previously at Weightmans LLP progressing from solicitor to associate solicitor/business centre manager. Publications of note: Employment Law Journal.


Employment Lawyers Association; former chair of the West Midlands Association of Women Solicitors.


Fernwood Comprehensive School; Bilborough College; University of Birmingham (2001 Law LLB, 2:1); Nottingham Law School (2002 Legal Practice Course, Commendation).


Running, active gym member, cinema, eating out, reading and cooking.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Employment > Employment

Nelsons Solicitors Limited‘s ‘very professional and competent‘ team of employment specialists is led by Laura Kearsley , an experienced litigator with a proven track record defending clients in a breach of contract, discrimination, whistleblowing and restrictive covenant cases. Kearsley also plays an integral role in growing the team and strengthening its presence in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, and has welcomed senior associate Beth Bearder, in addition to two associates, to bolster its multi-locational group. Directors Melanie Morton and Peter Nicholson have a balanced litigious and non-contentious practice, advising on issues such as including HR policies, disciplinary and grievances procedures, restructuring, TUPE and representation in employment tribunals.