Laurence joined CKFT in January 2009 having previously been a partner at two city firms since 1998. He specialises in fraud and asset tracing claims, insolvency and commercial disputes, dealing in particular with claims having an international element.
The Chambers UK Guide 2009 says of Laurence that he “…is prized for ‘paying attention to the details without losing sight of the big picture.’ He is also commended for his ability to think up novel approaches, particularly in cases with an interplay between fraud and insolvency.” The 2010 Guide says of Laurence that he “… is praised for his “very calm approach and capacity to deal with the issues at hand comprehensively, while keeping things simple from a client’s perspective” and that “He is also noted for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional cases.”
Laurence is a past co-chair of the enforcement of creditors’ rights sub-committee of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association (2009 and 2010), a member of INSOL Europe and a member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.
Laurence has lectured and written on international litigation issues. Recent publications of note include:
> Asset tracing – getting evidence and injunctive relief” (Recovery, Winter 2007)
> “The interface between fraud and insolvency – how insolvency laws can assist in finding and recovering the proceeds of fraud” (Insolvency and Restructuring International, April 2008)
> “Cross-Border Fraud –How the English courts exercise their powers” (American Bar Association’s International Litigation Quarterly, Autumn 2009)
> “How the courts can assist Insolvency Practitioners to help victims of corporate fraud” (Recovery, Spring 2010)
> “Cross-Border Insolvency: the battle for recognition in Stanford” (Insolvency and Restructuring International, September 2010).