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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    Laura Roper has a logical mind and is clear in her communication and guidance.

    Legal 500 UK 2024

    Laura Roper is experienced, professional and always happy to support – no matter the situation. She understands the issues within the educational sector and always talks things through clearly and with the ability to make something complicated seem more simple and straightforward.

    Legal 500 UK 2024
    Laura Roper is always very responsive and helpful, excellent service.

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

    Employment client

    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

    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.


    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

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