Lauren joined the firm in 2015 and is a qualified Solicitor and Notary Public, having completed her traineeship with PBW Law.
She studied at the University of Strathclyde and holds a BA (Hons) degree in Law and Sociology, an LLB Law degree and a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Prior to beginning her legal traineeship with PBW Law, Lauren worked with Beltrami & Co. Solicitors where she gained invaluable experience assisting a number of Solicitor Advocates and a QC in the preparation of high-profile cases in the High Court of Justiciary.
After joining PBW Law Lauren specialised throughout her legal traineeship in criminal and civil litigation and continues to do so post-qualification, regularly appearing in Sheriff Courts across Scotland. Lauren also instructs Counsel in the preparation and conduct of both criminal and civil cases and is heavily involved in the exploration of innovative legal arguments and complex defences.
Lauren’s criminal litigation experience primarily entails the provision of specialist legal advice and assistance to police officers on behalf of the Scottish Police Federation. Her caseload includes the defence of police officers in respect of on and off duty criminal matters encompassing all manner of Justice of the Peace, Summary Sheriff, Sheriff and Jury and High Court level cases.
Equally experienced in civil litigation, Lauren is involved in the representation of police officers at misconduct hearings, Police Appeals Tribunals and judicial review proceedings for which the team has a particularly high success rate. Lauren also undertakes personal injury work primarily defending road traffic claims on behalf of individuals, companies and insurers, both in Sheriff Courts across Scotland as well as the All Scotland Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh. She also has experience in Fatal Accident Inquiries, including several deaths in police custody, and in the pursuit of civil defamation actions brought on behalf of both individuals and companies.
Lauren’s clients appreciate her knowledgeability and diligent approach and she is relied upon for her robust composure throughout the duration of lengthy proceedings.