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Laura Welsh, Senior Associate

Laura Welsh

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Health and life sciences
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement

Practice notes

Laura is an Senior Associate in the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team. Laura’s main areas of practice are Consumer Credit, Corporate Crime and Regulatory enforcement investigations.

  • Consumer Credit: Laura acts for a number of financial institutions defending consumer credit claims. She has also previously defended investment mis-selling claims and life insurance disputes.
  • Corporate Crime/Regulatory enforcement investigations: Laura has acted for a range of financial institutions, multinational companies and individual clients and has been involved in cases conducted by the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority. Laura is a member of the Corporate Crime and Investigations team and the Regulatory Enforcement team. Laura often deals with international matters and has over the past year worked with the Dubai, Hong Kong, and Jordan offices.

Her recent investigation experience includes :

(i) acting for a multi-national company in an internal investigation into the activities of its subsidiary in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
(ii) drafting a Code of Conduct for a Middle East Regulator;
(iii) providing ABC advice for a large multi-national company;
(iv) acting for a Financial Institution in response to a S2 Notice issued by the Serious Fraud Office. Laura’s work in respect to the investigation included her travelling to Monaco and Switzerland to attend a client’s office;
(v) acting for a Financial Institution in respect of a mis-selling allegation in the Middle East; and
(vi) acting for a multinational company in respect of an internal investigation.

Laura recently completed a seven month secondment in the Enforcement division at the Financial Conduct Authority where she worked on a large multi-jurisdiction AML investigation and was the Lead Lawyer of an investigation into the mis-sale of enhanced annuities. Outside of Eversheds, Laura sits on the board of the Wales Fraud Forum and is also a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and the Female Fraud Forum.