Education: LLB (Hons) Exeter – Law
Inns Court School of Law
Area of Practice: Civil Law Barrister
Head of the Civil Team
A civil specialist, advising and appearing in cases involving contractual disputes and commercial litigation, personal injury, land, landlord and tenant and professional negligence.
Lara was educated in Cornwall and studied Law at Exeter University obtaining a first class law degree and numerous prizes, which included the Michelmore's Prize for the highest achieving land law student. She came first in her university in the second year and second in the final year.She completed the BVC at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. Lara then trained in one of the largest civil common law sets of chambers in London.
Based in Devon since 2001 Lara has developed a civil practice, advising and appearing in cases involving Contractual Disputes and Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Land, Landlord and Tenant and Professional Negligence.
Contractual Disputes and Commercial Litigation
Lara has a broad experience in a wide range of contractual disputes and commercial litigation which includes sale of goods, consumer credit, building disputes, commerical agency, insurance, mortgages, guarantees and promissory notes.
Lara undertakes a wide variety of personal injury work which includes industrial accident, clinical negligence, occupational disease and stress, occupiers’ liability, tripping and slipping, road traffic litigation, holiday litigation, local authority based disputes and fatal accidents. She has experience in the Coroner’s Court. In all personal injury and fatal accident matters she acts for both claimants (including CFA work) and defendants. Lara is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association.
Landlord and Tenant
Lara's practice includes litigation and advice on all aspects of landlord and tenant, both commercial and residential. This includes dilapidations, service charges, lease renewals, possession claims etc. She acts regularly for both landlords and tenants.
Lara's property related work includes co-ownership and trusts, disputes and agreements for leases or sale, restrictive covenants, easements, mortgages and charges, adverse possession, nuisance and trespass. She has experience of the more specialised tribunals, such as the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the Adjudicator to the Land Registry.
Lara's professional negligence work has involved solicitors, surveyors and architects’ negligence. Lara is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.
Lara is accredited to undertake public access work.