- College of Law, Birmingham, Legal Practice Course, 2004
- University of Leeds, Law LLB, 2003
Laura leads DLA Piper’s Corporate Crime, Investigations & Compliance practice in the UK. She advises clients in the conduct of UK and multi-jurisdictional investigations into allegations of serious and complex misconduct, including in the areas of bribery, money laundering, fraud, facilitation of tax evasion, sanctions, data breach and human rights, and represents and defends clients in matters concerning the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, Financial Conduct Authority and others regulatory and enforcement bodies.
Laura also advises clients in the design and implementation of their global compliance programmes - from risk assessment to policy drafting and training - and conducts due diligence and investigations in the context of corporate transactional activity. She is experienced in conducting investigations and compliance mandates in the energy, life sciences, defence, logistics, retail, gambling, property and other sectors.
Laura is Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer for DLA Piper in the UK. She is recognised as a leading investigations lawyer in Global Investigations Review’s “100 remarkable women in investigations” list for 2021 and as a “Future Leader” in the 2022 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Investigations. She is also a partner sponsor in our gender diversity network The Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) and a mentor in our social mobility network Head Start, which aims to improve equality of opportunity and break down barriers faced by under-represented groups when entering the legal profession.
Memberships And Affiliations
Laura Ford is a Solicitor registered with the Law Society of England & Wales
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