Laura Smallwood > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Coates
Guildford Chambers
STOKE HOUSE, LEAPALE LANE
GUILDFORD
GU1 4LY
England

Work Department

Property

Position

Laura practised in London and then at Guildford Chambers, predominantly in landlord and tenant and property-related matters such as easements and boundary disputes, before taking a break from the Bar. During this time she was a pro-bono advisor to an agricultural charity, and an assistant commissioner for the Boundary Commission for England. Since 2014 she has sat on the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel, hearing appeals against decisions of the Rural Payments Agency and Natural England in relation to the Basic Payment Scheme and agri-environment schemes under the EU Common Agricultural Policy.

Career

1987 Middle Temple

Memberships

  • Member of the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel.
  • Assistant Commissioner for the Boundary Commission for England in the 2018 Review of parliamentary constituencies.

Education

Cambridge University, Queens’ College, MA (Classics)
City University, Diploma in Law
Inns of Court School of Law, The Bar Examination
Middle Temple Benefactors Scholarship