Laura Taylor | Fieldfisher
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My practice in this field is wide-ranging, but with a particular specialism in advising on and managing disclosure in large scale, complex and multi-party investigations.  I have worked in this field for over six years, spending almost two years working for the Coroner on the Inquests arising from the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough on 15 April 1989. Those proceedings concluded in 2016, following the longest jury case in British legal history. I have also worked for the Coroner on the Inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings (1974) and am currently appointed as assistant solicitor to the Coroner on the Manchester Arena Inquests.  

My Inquiries practice has included work for the BBC in relation to the Pollard Review, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), for a Core Participant to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and for two high profile, but confidential inquiries.  

Prior to my inquest and inquiry experience, I worked in the field of professional discipline, for several of the UK's key healthcare regulators. I acted on behalf of those regulatory bodies to investigate and present fitness to practise cases involving allegations of incompetence, misconduct (including fraud and criminal offences) and dishonesty. I have also advised the police in respect of criminal prosecutions for gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.

Having worked directly with a number of clients, I'm delighted to have been described as a "real asset" and someone who has "demonstrated leadership skills and legal ability far above the years of her experience".  I am immensely proud of the work I have been involved in to date and some of the outcomes we have been able to achieve, both for clients and for those impacted by the events under investigation. 

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