Laura obtained her primary degree (Bachelor of Law and French) from University College Cork. Laura also studied at the Law School in Strasbourg for one year as part of her primary degree. Whilst in Strasbourg Laura was employed as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. Laura later completed her Master’s Degree in Child and Family Law in University College Cork. Laura was employed as a researcher/writer for both the Child Law Clinic and Family Law Clinic during her masters studies.
It was during her Masters that Laura became particularly interested in the area of medical negligence with specific emphasis on the area of reproductive medicine. Laura undertook extensive research on the legislation on assisted human reproduction in Ireland (or lack thereof), the practices taking place in a legal lacuna and the legislation in other jurisdictions. Her research and knowledge on Assisted-Human Reproduction laws under the Children and Family Relationship Bill (as it then was) led to her contributing to the Clinic’s “Response to an Invitation of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for Written Submissions on the Heads of the Children and Family Relationship Bill” and later having her work published in the Irish Journal of Family Law entitled “Protection of Children Born Through Assisted Human Reproduction Under the Children and Family Relationships Bill”. Laura completed her Masters and her thesis was later published in the King’s Inns Law Journal-“Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis under the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017: How Should Irish Law Regulate Prospective Parents ‘Designing’ Their Future Children”.
Laura joined a well-known and long standing litigation firm with an emphasis on clinical negligence litigation in Dublin following her Master’s Degree. Laura completed her traineeship within that firm and during that time she worked on several high value medical negligence and catastrophic injury cases. Laura elected to study modules focused on litigation and medical negligence on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Courses.
Whilst completing the final Law Society’s professional Practice Course, Laura also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Medical Law from the Kings’ Inns. Laura joined Michael Boylan Litigation upon qualifying as a solicitor in November 2019.