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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
DX:
302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk

Laura Newton

Tel:
Work 02073793550
Email:
Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk/people/profile/laura-newton
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution

Position

Laura Newton is a leading junior barrister with a commercial practice which sees her regularly instructed in high-value international commercial disputes and arbitrations, often with a fraud aspect.  She has appeared as sole Counsel, as well as being led, in a number of substantial cases in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and the LCIA.

Career

Laura’s experience has been recognised as exceptional for someone of her seniority: she was one of just 10 barristers selected for inclusion in The Lawyer Hot 100 2016, and was also featured as one of the Legal Week 10 Stars at the Bar 2016.  The Lawyer noted that, “At just seven years’ call Laura Newton has been dubbed a ‘superstar’ by QCs for her record of bringing in significant commercial litigation mandates and being a ‘driving force’ in complex case management.”  Legal Week referred to her as “winning plaudits left, right and centre”.

Laura frequently deals with substantial commercial cases, most of which have an international aspect.  Under the umbrella of commercial litigation, Laura’s practice spans contractual disputes, civil fraud, banking and finance, and professional liability. 

International arbitration also forms a large part of Laura’s practice. She has been involved as sole Counsel, as well as being led, in a number of substantial LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations. 

Laura also has experience of shareholder disputes, applications against directors, applications under the Companies Act 2006, applications under the Insolvency Act, and advising in relation to company law issues.

Languages

English, French, German, basic Mandarin

Member

COMBAR

Chancery Bar Association

LCIA

YIAG

Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Education

Hatfield College, Durham:

  • LLB (Dunelm), First class honours
  • Baxter Prize for top performance in college
  • Cervantes Prize for top performance in year

 St Catherine’s College, Oxford:

  • BCL (Oxon), Distinction
  • Allen & Overy Prize for the Best Performance in Global Comparative Financial Law
  • Allen & Overy Prize for the Best Performance in Corporate Insolvency Law
  • College honours for top performance in the BCL
Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple

University College London: Visiting Tutor in Tort Law

King’s College London: Examiner in Trusts Law


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Laura Newton - Brick Court ChambersSensible, pragmatic responsive, and understands solicitors’ practices from previous experience.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Laura Newton - Brick Court ChambersA great team player who provides fantastic support to leaders and solicitors.

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