Laura Banks

Laura studied law at Queen's University, Belfast and qualified as a solicitor in 2011 from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies. She completed her apprenticeship in a small general practice before practising law within the advice sector for 5 years. She joined Francis Hanna & Co in 2017.

Laura specialises in Employment law and Judicial Review.

Laura represents both employee and employer clients on both contentious and non-contentious issues. She represents clients before the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal.

Laura has considerable experience in Social Security law and Judicial Review and represents clients before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Laura has a passion for social justice and acts in relation to a landmark legal case involving access to bereavement benefits for cohabiting partners.