Laura-Anne van der Westhuizen

Year of Call: 2009

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Absolutely brilliant. Very approachable and very thorough. Her expertise is wide ranging and the advice she gives is clear and concise. She is proactive and extremely bright

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

She is good at explaining and presenting information clearly... Always clear-headed

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019

Laura-Anne has a civil practice with particular emphasis on commercial law, planning and environmental law and public law. She is listed in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for Planning and Environmental law. Since calling to the bar in 2009 Laura-Anne has been instructed in a variety of general commercial matters including company and insolvency matters, contractual disputes and shipping matters. She has been instructed for developers and local authorities in planning disputes, for interested parties in fatal accident and public inquiries, and in relation to judicial reviews. Laura-Anne has extensive advocacy experience. Before calling to the Scottish bar she practised as an advocate in South Africa from 2002 and continues to hold membership at the South African bar. She called to the bar of England and Wales in 2008. She has appeared in the UK Supreme Court, Court of Session, the Sheriff Court and various tribunals and inquiries.

Laura-Anne is a Standing Junior Counsel to the Scottish Government and is on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s panel of counsel.

Laura-Anne won the Legal 500 UK 2020 Scottish Bar “Junior of the Year” award and was shortlisted for the award in 2019.

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