Laura Taylor, Associate, Public Regulatory
I am an associate in our Regulatory Group working as an Inquest and Inquiries lawyer. My practice in this field is wide-ranging, with a particular specialism in advising on, and managing disclosure. I spent over two years as a member of the team working with the Solicitor to 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). My Inquiries practice has included work on a range of matters, including for: the BBC in relation to the Pollard Review; the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and for a Core Participant to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
I have also 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. Further, I have advised the police in respect of criminal prosecutions for gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
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).