Laura Taylor, Associate, Public Regulatory

Laura Taylor, Associate, Public Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I am an associate in our public and regulatory group and work predominantly for clients in the life sciences and healthcare and public sectors.  I have particular experience in the field of professional discipline, having acted for several of the UK's key healthcare regulators. My background in this area includes acting on behalf of regulatory bodies to investigate and present fitness to practise cases involving allegations of incompetence, misconduct (including fraud and criminal offences) and dishonesty.

I also advise regulators on statutory interpretation, the scope of regulatory frameworks and in bringing criminal prosecutions against individuals for illegal practise on their behalf. I have advised the police in respect of criminal prosecutions for gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.

Additionally, I have been actively involved in a number of inquiries for public bodies. Since June 2013 I have been working as a solicitor assisting the Coroner on the Hillsborough Inquests; a position which will continue through to the conclusion of the Inquests in 2016.

I have written articles for external publications and 'The Public Eye', our public and regulatory law blog, on various topics including notable case law developments.  I am a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).