Laura is an experienced advocate, appearing as lead counsel at all levels of court in Canada, as well as before arbitral and administrative tribunals. She has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating disputes in the food, beverage and agribusiness, energy, mining, construction, cannabis, hospitality, retail, and infrastructure sectors.
Laura is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and an Arbitration Place NexGen Arbitrator with particular expertise in the arbitration of complex domestic and international disputes. She was appointed in 2021 by the Government of British Columbia to serve a five-year term as a roster member for BC's Bid Protest Mechanism and Dispute Resolution panels, which were established under the New West Partnership Trade Agreement and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.
Laura is a director of both the Canada Branch and the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Branch of the CIArb as well as the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre (VanIAC). She is an invited member of the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS) and a director of the inaugural board of CanArbWeek. Laura is also a member of the Advocates’ Society’s British Columbia Regional Advisory Committee.
Laura is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 litigation team, and has experience advising clients on contract suspensions and terminations as well as alternative dispute resolution in connection with the current crisis.