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Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes

Partner and Head of IPR

About Laura

Laura Hughes is head of our public law team, as well as head of the insurance and public risk department. Laura is an experienced public law expert who advises her clients on their most important and high profile matters. She acts across the public sector advising clients in government, local government, education, health, audit, sports and natural resources.

Laura has over 19 years experience advising public sector clients on the full range of public law matters including, decision making, consultation, statutory interpretation, statutory and guidance drafting, judicial review and civil enforcement. Laura’s clients include Welsh Government, National Audit Office, Natural Resources Wales, Sport England, Qualification Wales, Northern Ireland Audit Office, UK Sport, and the Cabinet Office.

Laura has a particular specialism in the environment, and has acted for many of the environmental regulators for all of her legal career. She is a passionate supporter of organisations looking to move to net zero, or otherwise manage their environmental impact, and leads the firm’s own efforts in this area.

Laura is happiest when she is sat around a clients Board or Executive table helping them through their trickiest issues to a decision which is defendable, lawful and made in the public interest.

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