Laura Gillespie

Pinsent Masons

Partner

About Laura Gillespie

Laura Gillespie is a partner in the litigation & dispute resolution team and is based in Pinsent Masons' Belfast office. She handles a wide range of commercial disputes, to include contractual disputes, fraud, land disputes, judicial review and professional negligence.  Laura is a specialist in regulatory compliance, helping clients navigate through regulatory enforcement such as Data Protection, Environmental & Waste, Health & Safety, Modern Slavery and Internal Investigations for bribery and fraud.  Laura is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Recent Successes:

  • successfully resolving civil recovery action on behalf of employer in a substantial fraud carried out by a senior employee
  • acting on behalf of the Financial Services Authority in securing worldwide freezing order to the value of £20.2million, believed to be the first for the Financial Services Authority in Northern Ireland and securing the appointment of Provisional Liquidators where the company had its registered office in the Republic of Ireland
  • acting for local IT company in successfully settling breach of warranty claim for seven figure sum
  • acting for multi-national cosmetics brand in successfully resolving contractual dispute concerning termination of distribution of goods
  • acting for multi-national company in successfully setting aside Judgment in case valued at £600,000 whereupon insurance indemnity was provided
  • acting for local authority in negotiating settlement in a dispute concerning breach of significant provision within commercial lease
  • acting on behalf of GB Finance plc in successfully defending an application to stay possession proceedings on foot of commercial charge
  • acting for multi-national plc in successfully challenging jurisdiction of proceedings commenced in Northern Ireland with the result that case was dismissed