Laura-Jayne Swaile (2013)

Laura is a member of Trinity Chambers’ civil and family teams and is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Access scheme.Laura-Jayne Swaile Family and Civil Law Barrister at Trinity Chambers.

Laura has a broad civil practice which regularly sees her instructed to appear in trials and at interim hearings across a range of disciplines. She has an enviable breadth of knowledge, complemented by her earlier training as a commercial litigation solicitor at a leading regional law firm.

Procedurally aware and tactically astute, Laura is also a robust and tenacious advocate with a manner that lay clients find pleasing. Aside from her court work, Laura has a busy advisory and paperwork practice.

Laura’s particular expertise include:

- Insolvency: corporate and individual insolvency;- Commercial: commercial litigation, construction of contracts, agency, partnership and shareholder disputes and guarantees;
- Company: company law, restitution and trusts;
- Wills, Trusts and Probate: contentious and non-contentious probate matters;
- Landlord and Tenant: including leasehold enfranchisement proceedings in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber);
- Personal Injury;
- Professional Negligence; and
- Inquests.

Beyond those substantive practice areas, Laura has acquired a niche interest in the law of costs, first borne of her having worked for one year as assistant to the Costs Clerk in the Supreme Court.

Laura’s family practice incorporates all of those areas undertaken within Chambers, including financial remedies, private law children, care proceedings and applications under the Family Law Act 1996. Within public law proceedings, Laura represents local authorities, parents and children alike.

Laura’s familiarity with company, partnership and shareholder disputes makes her well placed to deal with applications for financial remedies with a business element.

Education

BPTC, Very Competent (BPP)

LPC, Distinction (BPP)

LLB, 2:1 (University of Surrey)

Jules Thorn Scholar, Middle Temple

Associations

Member of ELBA

Member of FLBA

Personal Interests

Outside of court, Laura enjoys travelling, playing hockey and spending time with her family.