WHAT PEOPLE SAY.
Laura was our Twofour lawyer on the first series of Save Money Good Health and Save Money Lose Weight. This consumer show for peaktime ITV proved to be a challenge in just about every way but especially in terms of compliance and delivery. Our brief was to provide the best health advice to consumers whilst also saving the customer money. This often meant we were often comparing major health, beauty and pharmaceutical brands with cheaper branded goods. This path was fraught with potential dangers for us as programme makers working within a tight topical time frame. Laura essentially became part of the production team. We consulted with her every step of the way – from initial story research, product selection to the final cut. She managed to steer us in the right direction without compromising the entertainment value or blinding us with legalise! As a person she is very “can-do” and would always be happy to promptly jump on a call with the ITV Compliance Officer or deal with external company legal teams. Her calm head and good sense meant that as a production team we felt constantly supported, safe in her hands and could concentrate on making the show.
Rachel Innes-Lumsden, Deputy Director of Programmes, Twofour Broadcast
Laura helped us to put together a bespoke access agreement and compliance protocol for a very tricky and sensitive C4 documentary. Her assistance was invaluable. We have also worked on a number of other projects where her problem solving abilities were very useful.
Clare Birks, Chief Executive, Oxford Scientific Films
I have worked alongside Laura on a number of scripted and non-scripted productions for various producers. I've always found her to be very approachable and helpful which, along with a thorough working knowledge and understanding of compliance issues, make her a pleasure to work with.
Corrina Fowler, Director, Fowler Business Consulting
Laura’s friendly, common-sense attitude to business affairs and compliance made her a joy to work with. I found her expertise and counsel excellent but most importantly valued her willingness to explore solutions and ways around any challenges that came our way.
Neil Edwards, Head of Specialist Factual, Twofour Broadcast
Laura’s legal and business skills are backed up by a charming personality and a ‘can do’ approach to problems and business issues. The Television industry is not straightforward, and often answers and help are needed very quickly and sometimes out of hours. Laura understands this and has always been ready to go that extra mile.
Richard Boden, Director of Programmes, Delightful Industries
I worked with Laura on an extremely complex documentary for Channel 4 in which a member of the public gifted a property to a complete stranger. The obstacles were huge: from the property and tax law implications, to the duty of care on the part of the production company towards both the donor and donee, to the OFCOM rules and filming protocols that were required. Laura remained a rock of good sense and clear, practical advice as we negotiated turbulent production seas over the course of a twelve-month period. She has a rare ability to understand both the needs of the editorial team as well as providing finding commercial, compliant solutions to the problems as they arise, often at very short notice.
Matt Pritchard, Managing Director, Boomerang
Laura has an impressive breadth of business affairs knowledge and is an incredibly helpful and experienced resource when it comes to guiding clients through a whole host of legal and compliance issues. She’s responsive and effective and deals with our business affairs requirements with complete professionalism at all times. She’s an absolute pleasure to work with, her expertise is second to none, and I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend her.