Lara took a degree in law from Kings College (University of London) and was awarded a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. She is an associate solicitor at our Basildon office.
As well as advising employee clients in relation to all employment issues, Lara also works closely with many employer clients from various industries, with a particular expertise in the construction industry. Lara’s construction clients include civil engineers, plant hire and haulage firms, utilities contractors and builders.
Lara is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has experience in a wide range of employment matters.
With the correct approach and management, many issues can be prevented from developing into costly legal disputes and with this in mind, Lara will draw upon her extensive experience to steer you safely towards your goal. In recognition of prevention being better than a cure, Lara is happy to provide employer clients with employment training at their business premises for a reasonable fixed fee.
Sometimes, however, matters cannot be resolved and if you do find yourself in a dispute, Lara can provide Employment Tribunal representation including advocacy and advisory work across all employment law issues. Before and at all stages during the Tribunal process Lara will seek to bring the matter to a speedy conclusion and her good head for tactics will ensure that you have all bases covered.
Lara also presents at seminars and regularly writes articles on employment law, including having contributed to Construction Magazine.
Legal 500 2017 – “Associate solicitor Lara Murray in Basildon ‘is very committed to her clients; hardworking and calm under pressure’. She represents both private and business clients regarding discrimination and unfair dismissal claims (for example in tribunals), and is experienced in handling TUPE issues and redundancies.”