Laura Ward Jones
      • Laura Ward Jones
      • Solicitor (HCB Berry & Berry)
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    Laura Ward Jones

    Solicitor (HCB Berry & Berry)

    Education & Qualifications:

    • Qualified as a Solicitor in 2007
    • BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance, University of Leeds
    • Graduate Diploma in Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
    • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, York

    Background & Experience:

    • Worked in Criminal Law since August 2002
    • Qualified as a Police Station Representative in March 2003
    • Duty Solicitor qualification achieved in 2008
    • Higher Rights of Audience granted in 2010
    • Has dealt with a large number of matters throughout her career involving the full range of criminal offences, from theft and assault, to murder and serious fraud.  

    Joined HCB

    • August 2018

    Employment History:

    • Solicitor – HCB Solicitors
    • Partner – Burton Copeland llp, Manchester
    • Solicitor – Burton Copeland llp, Manchester
    • Trainee Solicitor – Burton Copeland llp, Manchester
    • Police Station Representative & Paralegal – McCormicks Solicitors, Leeds
    • Police Station Representative – Grahame Stowe Bateson, Leeds
    • Magistrates Clerk & Police Station Representative – Burton Copeland llp, Manchester


    Laura joined HCB in August 2018 and is the Criminal Solicitor at our Walkden office.  

    Laura has a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Leeds and completed her Graduate Diploma in Law at Leeds Metropolitan University, before achieving a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York.  

    Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2007 having completed her training contract at a large city firm specialising in Criminal Defence.  Since then, she has achieved additional qualifications, becoming a Duty Solicitor in 2008 and gaining her Higher Rights of Audience in 2010.  She became a Partner at the same firm in 2014.

    Laura has over 16 years experience in Criminal Defence work and has worked solely within Criminal Law since she qualified as a solicitor.  She regularly attends the Police Station to represent those suspected of committing a broad range of offences in order to advise and assist. She also has extensive experience of advocacy before both the Magistrates Court and Crown Court.  

    Laura has gained experience in many areas including general crime, youth crime, ancillary order such as ASBOs, Football Banning Orders and restraining orders, the defence of RSPCA prosecutions, and the preparation of serious and complex Crown Court cases.  She also has experience of regulatory work, preparing cases for professionals appearing before disciplinary tribunals.