I joined the firm in September 2009. I act for both claimants and respondents undertaking contentious and non contentious work, including drafting contracts of employment, staff handbooks and advising on employment policies and procedures. I deal with many types of Employment Tribunal claims including unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction from wages, breach of contract and discrimination.

    I also regularly advise both employers and employees in respect of settlement agreements and enter into negotiation concerning the same.

    I work closely with my clients to achieve the best outcome in view of their needs and priorities. I always aim to deliver clear and pragmatic advice in order to provide solutions that will safeguard them now as well as in the future.

    I make it a priority to get to know my clients/client’s business. I am now based in Taunton but always able to meet with clients in any of our offices or at their preferred locations, as and when required.

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    Terrific service from Laura. She was knowledgeable, very professional and made me feel perfectly at ease.


    Laura was very good and travelled to Wellington to see me. Her advice was clear and she was very easy to listen to and professional in her manner. A credit to the company.

    Mrs W

    Laura was a total pleasure to deal with.

    Mr S

    Excellent. This was a fairly straightforward matter but was still assigned a high level of importance. It was expertly dealt with and all involved ensured it was completed in a timely manner.


    If I ever need a solicitor regarding an employment claim, I would always pick Laura.

    Mr S

    I am totally satisfied with the advice I received. It was certainly money well spent and the whole experience was done in a professional manner, as you would expect.

    Mrs C

    The help that Laura gave me was clear and concise. She went through the details explaining everything and what would happen. I was kept up to date with what was happening.


    Laura was extremely helpful and personable. The advice she provided was clear and put in understandable language. I was very happy with the service provided.


    Advice from Laura has been very clear and I really appreciate the fact she is available via a direct line rather than via email alone.


    Laura and Jessica were exemplary in their service. I was kept informed every step of the way, getting 1st class advice in a matter that was very difficult for me. I was dealt with with such care and kindness along with advice that was absolutely perfect.


    Laura Roper and Jessica Prescott were exemplary and I felt reassured by their manor and expertise at a vulnerable point in my life.


    Always good to know you are there to hold our hands and guide us through processes in what can be very stressful situations

    Ms Holle

    Laura Roper easily built up a good relationship and I quickly believed she was well equipped and right to represent me.

    Mr M

    I am glad that I chose this company as it was very well handled. First class from start to finish.

    Mr M

    Laura Roper was able to explain it all in 'simple English' so I knew where I stood in my legal matter. She was very patient with me as there were a few large decisions to make.

    Mrs M

    Laura Roper was very helpful from start to finish. Fantastic service!

    Mr McClintock

    Top quality lawyer, great service and advice. The whole team at Porter Dodson were first class. Thanks.

    Mr Barfoot

    Professional, friendly, supportive. Very welcoming in a stressful situation. Explained advice clearly.

    Mr L

    Very professional and always had my best interests at heart. Porter Dodson were friendly, helpful and gave very good advice.

    Mr T

    Laura Roper took and understood our instructions and considered the matter fully. Laura was professional at all times and together with Jessica Prescott, her secretary, they were on hand at the latter stages almost daily to assist with following the case through to conclusion.


    Extremely efficient and professional. Thorough and detailed. Excellent.

    Mr P

    All the staff we spoke to were very friendly and helpful. I was given excellent advice and support with clear explanations and options. The matter was dealt with very efficiently.

    Mr P

    All round good legal advice with a great outcome.

    Mr Strawbridge

    Very professional approach- focused on delivering the best result for me.

    Mr G

    A thorough but understanding and compassionate experience. Clear, professional advice delivered to tight timescales. Thank you.

    Mr D

    Excellent service delivered in a timely manner.

    Mr S

    'Laura Roper is an excellent practitioner who is definitely one to watch.'

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    'Laura Roper has a strong knowledge base, with clear communication and sound judgment. She is approachable and flexible.'

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    'The person I rate the most is Laura Roper: her legal acumen is second to none. She is extremely personable and acts with the competence and confidence of a partner.'

    Legal 500 2020

    'Laura Roper is good at achieving commercially sensible result, a strong technical lawyer who does not lose sight of the wood for the trees.'

    Legal 500 2021

    I chose your company because of all the great online reviews you have received. Laura Roper is professional and knowledgeable in her field. She would assess a question and think "out of the box" which is great. Phone calls were very courteous, relaxing but engaging at the same time. Laura will always go the extra mile as I would be receiving information after work hours. I could go on and on. She is an asset to Porter Dodson.


    Issue was resolved successfully after good advice.


    Excellent, knowledgeable, very Friendly and caring staff. Nothing was too much trouble! Definitely wouldn't have any problem deciding to use them again.

    Mr Veale

    Really appreciate the swift response and action, as well as good advice. Highly recommend.

    Employment client

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