Laura has established a successful specialist practice in Employment Law. She has a reputation for being dynamic, meticulous and pragmatic. Her preparation is thorough, her client handling is sensitive, empathetic and supportive. Most recently, Laura has been recognised as one of the ‘Rising Stars’ in the renowned Legal 500 2023.
Laura completed the Bar Council’s Mental Health Training (Wellness in Law) in 2021. She is an active member of the Chambers and Northern Circuit Equality & Diversity Committees. Prior to joining Chambers, Laura served as one of the youngest Magistrates in the country.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys musical theatre, rugby league and walking her dog in Yorkshire beauty spots.
EMPLOYMENT AND CIVIL
Laura appears in the Employment Tribunals nationwide, acting for a wide range of clients in preliminary and final hearings. Her most recent Tribunal and Appeal Tribunal experience includes:
Further to drafting and advisory work in employment law, Laura also offers her professional services in County Court litigation relating to the Equality Act 2010 claims. She is able to settle Particulars of Claim and Defences and undertake advocacy in procedural and substantive hearings up to and including trial.
Her notable work to date includes:
Having undertaken employment work for NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Fire and Rescue Services, Ambulance Trusts and care providers, as well as adjudicating internal grievances and appeals, Laura is keen to develop her regulatory and professional disciplinary practice.
Having undertaken a shadowing programme in Chambers in these areas, Laura is now accepting instructions in professional misconduct cases. Her most recent experience includes applications for Interim Review Orders on behalf of Social Work England.
MEDIATION/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Laura compliments her legal practice with work as a trained Mediator, specialising in employment and workplace disputes.
As a result of her additional training, Laura’s employment clients often look to her for advice and representation in Judicial Medications/Judicial Assessments and alternative dispute resolution hearings in the Tribunal and County Court.
Laura is keen to support her clients wherever possible and has successfully delivered a series of mock tribunals to NHS Trust staff and HR professionals. She has also delivered engaging training sessions entitled “Advocacy at Preliminary Hearings” “Whistleblowing Update: A Practitioner’s Guide” and “Top Tips for Junior Advocates” to professional clients. Laura can consider training requests on a remote or in person basis, she welcomes further enquiries in this regard.
Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2016)
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln's Inn (2013)
Vice Chancellors Award, Nottingham Law School (2013)
Richard Sutcliffe Memorial Mooting Prize, Nottingham Law School (2013)
Mooting Competition Winner, Nottingham Law School (2012)
Employment Lawyers Association
LLB, Nottingham Law School (NTU)
BPTC, BBP Law School Manchester
Laura Kaye is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Laura can be found here.
Laura's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Laura to undertake Court and Tribunal work for either a fixed fee or brief fee plus additional refresher days. For advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees may be available depending on the circumstances. Laura will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales. Shorter timescales can be accommodated, please notify Laura’s clerk at the time of instructing if this is required.
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