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Laura Podger

Trainee Solicitor

T: 01225 730 100

Laura is a trainee in our Bath office and is due to complete her training contract in 2018. She currently works in the Family team.

About Laura

Laura decided on a career in law after completing her dissertation on the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child. She graduated with a degree in English Language and Child Psychology before completing her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course.

Laura’s previous experience includes working in a school for children with learning and physical difficulties and at the Citizens Advice Bureau. She also completed a pupillage, which involved working with clients suffering from personal injuries and clinical negligence.

Before starting her training contract at Royds Withy King, Laura worked in the Clinical Negligence team from July 2013. She has been involved in a variety of work since joining the firm, including:

  • advising on the selling of companies
  • drafting contracts
  • registering trademarks
  • contentious work involving intellectual property
  • drafting and witnessing the signing of Wills
  • assisting on a number of court of protection cases.


Outside of work, Laura likes to be active. She will try anything from swimming to skydiving and took part in the firm’s charity bike ride from Bath to Paris.

She also acts as Charity Liaison officer for the Bristol Junior Lawyers Division.

I think my experience has helped me to develop both my legal knowledge and my client relationship skills. In my role I often come across people who are wary of the law, and I take pride in being able to help by explaining complex legal procedures in a clear and concise way.

Laura Podger

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