Laura Ford advises and represents clients in the conduct of UK and multi-jurisdictional investigations into allegations of serious and complex misconduct, including in the areas of bribery, fraud, money laundering, sanctions, data breach, human rights and market abuse.

She 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.

A number of Laura’s recent mandates have involved the financial services sector, including representing Thomas Kalaris in the Serious Fraud Office prosecution arising out of Barclays’ capital raising from Qatar in 2008 and a large scale sanctions investigation for a retail bank. She is also experienced in conducting investigations and compliance mandates in the defence, retail, gambling and property sectors.