BA; LL.B. (UCT)
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Laura is a partner at Cox Yeats where she focuses on International Trade, Energy, Insurance and Business Law.
Her practice includes litigious work, acting for entities in our lower and supreme courts, but is focused primarily on commercial and contractual work and the provision of general in-house legal counsel services. Laura provides professional support and advice to numerous large organisations operating within South Africa and abroad.
Her International Trade Law practice consists primarily of assisting logistics companies with the drafting, negotiation, and interpretation of industry specific agreements, such as warehousing, supply, transport/carriage, stevedoring and general trading terms and conditions. Within the energy law field, she has a particular focus on petroleum law and has advised on numerous complex and high-value petroleum storage and handling contracts with most of South Africa’s oil majors as well as wholesalers. She also assists clients with their engagements with stakeholders and regulatory authorities such as Transnet, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
Laura’s insurance practice focuses on general insurance work, where she assists and advises a number of insurers in respect of policy responses, policy defences and complex indemnity claims and recoveries.
In 2021 she was nominated by Standard Bank and KZN Top Business as one of the Top 30 Businesswomen in Kwa-Zulu Natal and in 2022 Laura was ranked as a 'Recommended Lawyer' by the Legal 500.
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