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Laura Coleclough, Associate at Penningtons Manches

Laura Coleclough

Senior associate



Laura is a senior associate in the commercial dispute resolution team in London. With experience in representing banks and financial institutions as well as other commercial entities, she advises on a broad range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, professional negligence, financial services disputes, shareholder disputes and IT related disputes. She acts in High Court and County Court litigation as well as on mediations. 

Laura plays an active role in the firm’s international trade and commerce and IP/IT disputes groups. She is a member of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association and the Society for Computers and Law.

She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2017 from a leading international law firm. Before qualifying, Laura worked in-house in the legal departments of three large international companies. She completed her Legal Practice Course in London, graduating with distinction.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the Consumers’ Association (Which?) as intervener in Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318, an APP fraud case in which the Court of Appeal decided unanimously that the duty of care identified in Barclays Bank Plc v Quincecare Ltd could apply to an individual customer’s instructions and not just an agent’s, including where they are a victim of APP fraud.
  • Advising a company on a software agreement dispute.
  • Acting for a sole shareholder and director and two businesses appealing a judgment for damages in lieu of the specific performance of a shareholders’ agreement.
  • Acting for a company on a multi-million euro CMBS professional negligence claim against a valuer, involving a commercial property in Germany.
  • Defending a bank on a breach of mandate and negligence claim brought by charities.
  • Acting for a company in restoration proceedings.

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