Laura Gould


Laura Gould

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke



 

"She is very good at getting to the crux of the case quickly and building an instant rapport with clients and instilling confidence." 

Chambers UK

Profile

Laura’s practice encompasses employment law, personal injury and sports law.

Laura appears in employment tribunals throughout the UK for both Claimants and Respondents including British Airways, John Lewis PLC, Tesco, ASDA, Unite the Union, USDAW, various public healthcare employers including Ambulance Service Trusts and Hospital Trusts and professional bodies such as the BMA.

Additionally, Laura undertakes commercial employment work including issues of breach of confidentiality, restrictive covenants, inducement, conspiracy and conversion.  Laura regularly appears in tribunals throughout the UK, presenting cases ranging from preliminary hearings to multi-day final hearings. Her practice encompasses all aspects of employment law, including commercial disputes. She has a strong record in gaining orders for costs in favour of Respondents.  Her particular interests include pregnancy discrimination, TUPE and disability discrimination arising from alleged mental impairments.

Laura provides regular CPD training and has had articles published in the Financial Times, Personnel Today, People Management Magazine and the Manchester Evening News. She has recorded a podcast for CPDCast entitled ‘A Practical Introduction to Employment Law’.

Prior to joining Kings Chambers, Laura worked in the Defendant Occupational Health team of a large regional law firm and later undertook pupillage at 3 Serjeants’ Inn, focusing on clinical negligence, professional disciplinary, employment law and inquests. 

In addition to Laura’s commercial employment practice, her civil court work has included COT3 enforcement proceedings, as well as successfully defending allegations of discrimination against education providers and leaseholders.

Significant Reported Cases

Ward Brothers (Malton) Ltd v Middleton and Others (2013) UKEAT/0249/13/RN, [2014] All ER (D) 140 (Mar)

 

Year of Call: 2009

Areas of Expertise
  • Employment Law
 
Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association

Personal Injury Bar Association

Free Representation Unit

Lincoln’s Inn

Northern Circuit

North Eastern Circuit

Publications

What are the main maternity rights of a surrogate mother? Financial Times

In sickness and in holiday ANGED v FASGA, Personnel Today

Redman v Devon Primary Care Trust case review, People Management Magazine

Life-long medical condition or disability? Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Norris, People Management Magazine

Common sense over sensitivity? Heafield v Times Newspaper Ltd, People Management Magazine

Permanent health insurance payments and age discrimination Witham v Capita Insurance Service Limited, People Management Magazine

Review of TUPE Changes, Manchester Evening News

‘A Practical Introduction to Employment Law’ CPDCast: http://bit.ly/13fr7XV

 

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners, Employment Bar Northern, recommended as Up and Coming:

"She is very good at getting to the crux of the case quickly and building an instant rapport with clients and instilling confidence." 

“Her technical knowledge of the difficult levels of employment law is exceptional; she's always thoroughly prepared, she's personable and good with clients.

“Laura represents clients' interests well, manages client expectations with a keen eye for detail.” Lisa Joyce, DTM Legal

“When it finally went to court you arranged for a barrister to defend me and she was perfect for me as she was so professional and down to earth” Feedback from an employment lay client sent to Laura’s Instructing Solicitor.

 

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