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Laura Acton

Senior Associate
+61.2.9513.2485
Fax +61.2.9513.2399
Ms. Acton is a commercial litigation lawyer. Her practice focuses on insurance litigation, in particular in defending professional negligence claims. Ms. Acton also has experience advising on insurance coverage and financial services regulation.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Acton practiced at a large global litigation firm in London. Ms. Acton then moved to a large international law firm based in Sydney, where she acted on a range of contentious and advisory matters for financial institutions and corporate clients.

Professional/Civic Activities

Ms. Acton worked as a volunteer for the Free Representation Unit in London, an organisation which provides free advice to financially disadvantaged clients on employment related claims.
  • Acting for professionals in negligence claims arising from commercial and property transactions in the Federal and Supreme Court.
  • Advising a global investment bank on a commercial dispute regarding a joint venture construction project.
  • Advising on insurance coverage matters and drafting notifications to insurers.
  • Advising insurers on general and life insurance regulatory regimes in Australia, including advising on promotional campaigns for new products and advising an overseas insurer on registering as a reinsurer of local life insurance business.
  • Acting for a European bank on complex interrelated disputes and investigations in various jurisdictions.
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on a dispute in respect of its defined benefit pension scheme.