Laura Gomme is a Legal 500 2019 Recommended Lawyer, specialising in litigation at the firm’s West End office in Baker Street, London. Described as 'client focused, pragmatic and one to watch for the future, she is part of the team recognised by the Legal 500 in previous years as being a well-integrated and exceptionally talented property litigation team which has a unique dynamic. Laura’s practice covers property, probate and commercial litigation in particular complex matters arising out of trusts.
Laura is sought after by developers to advise at all stages of the development from rights of way, easements, and party wall matters to construction disputes, and implementing vacant possession strategies including contested lease renewals. Laura is experienced in acting in matters involving dilapidations and disputes arising out of auction contracts.
Contentious probate and trust disputes
Laura is experienced in probate disputes, especially those involving division of Property and assets held on trust. She is instructed by Executors and Personal Representatives in respect of disputed Wills. Laura has knowledge of bringing and defending claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and has acted in a number of cases where there have been questions over the validity of the Will and the Testators capacity.
Laura also acts in disputes which arise in respect of Powers of Attorney and those which involve the Court of Protection.
Laura’s commercial litigation experience includes acting in a multimillion, multi jurisdictional litigation matter involving various offshore trusts. Laura has been involved in complex high value commercial litigation including breaches of commercial contracts and matters arising out of disputes in the Art industry.
Her experience in this area includes conducting litigation for publishers facing claims bought against them whilst exercising their right of free speech. Laura was recently involved in the successful application for summary disposal in the case of Tariq Alsaifi v Benjamin Amunwa  EWHC 1443 (QB) in which it was held that the Defendant’s application for summary disposal should be upheld on the basis that the article in question constituted a fair and accurate report which attracted qualified privilege and constituted honest opinion.
During her spare time Laura is a competitive runner, regularly taking part in half marathons.