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Laura Moorcroft

Senior Associate
Laura Moorcroft is extremely tenacious; a real fighter
Legal 500

Laura advises on complex high value commercial litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory investigations, often with an international focus. She predominately acts for multinational corporations in resolving high value disputes and has a particular focus on the hospitality & leisure, real estate, and media, sports & entertainment sectors.

Laura has acted for clients in litigation proceedings before the High Court of England and Wales and the ADGM Courts, and arbitral proceedings in the LCIA, ICC and ADCCAC. 

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Acting for one of the world's largest hotel and leisure groups in numerous actions, including in:
    • two related LCIA arbitrations (both London seats) regarding the interpretation and termination of franchise agreements in Germany and the performance of the franchisee;
    • an ICC arbitration (London seat) in a claim involving allegations of misrepresentation and alleged losses of over USD36m regarding the development of a hotel in Ethiopia;
    • advising on the withdrawal from the Russian market, including providing advice on the unilateral termination of its portfolio of 35 hotels and negotiating contested exits in respect of each of those hotels;
    • a challenge to an ICC arbitral award in the high court;
    • various disputes regarding the termination and operation of hotels across the EMEAA region. 
  • Acting for the Premier League in the investigations of the transfer of academy players. 
  • Acting for a global real estate investment and asset management firm in connection with an LCIA arbitration (London seat) brought against it regarding commission payments allegedly due pursuant to an introduction agreement and an investment in a development in the Netherlands.
  • Acting for a US-based real estate investment fund with a substantial global investment portfolio of alternative real estate assets in various JV disputes including:

    • a GBP 100m+ joint venture dispute concerning numerous allegations of breach of contract, breach of duty and other heads of claim; and 
    • in respect of two JV structures, which hold assets across the UK and Ireland, following the financial deterioration of its JV partner, another US real estate fund.
  • English
  • The University of Law, LPC, Distinction, 2015
  • University of Liverpool, LLB, First Class Hons, 2014


  • Laura is currently ranked as Rising Star in the Legal 500
  • “Laura Moorcroft is a star individual. She is truly outstanding, and an absolute delight to work with on a personal level. She is super-responsive, has amazing dedication and work-rate and speed, and manages to stay on top of all the detail of several massive cases at once” – Legal 500, 2023
  • Laura Moorcroft is extremely tenacious; a real fighter – Legal 500, 2024

Additional News

  • Laura completed a 6-month secondment to DLA Piper’s Dubai office as part of an exceptional secondment offered by the firm. As part of that secondment, Laura expanded her international network and worked on high profile international arbitrations in the Middle East.