Laura Pelly is a senior associate in Matheson’s insurance disputes team in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department. She joined the team in July 2017, moving from Duncan Cotterill in New Zealand. Laura has over 12 years’ experience as a civil litigator in Ireland (solicitor) and New Zealand (barrister and solicitor) and is experienced in managing large and complex disputes from across the insurance, financial and health sectors. 

In the insurance sector, Laura supports clients across a range of industries in relation to the entire spectrum of insurance-related issues. She advises insurance companies and corporate policyholders on policy wording interpretation and drafting, complex coverage disputes (in particular relating to financial lines and public liability policies), D&O claims and subrogation claims. Laura has also managed a variety of high-value professional indemnity claims and litigation against professionals, including insurance brokers and financial advisers, for a variety of insurers.  

Laura specialises in coverage advice and disputes relating to Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurance policies, income and mortgage protection policies, and life insurance policies.