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Laura-May is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Disputes Group.

As an experienced litigator, she has worked on a range of commercial disputes representing global companies (predominantly Banks) on claims at the pre-action stage right through to trial. She has experience acting for claimants and defendants and has worked on numerous cases before the English Court (in the High Court and Court of Appeal).


  • Queen Mary, University of London, 2011, First Class Honours
  • BPP Law School, 2012, LPC, Distinction

  • England and Wales

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked as 'Up and Coming' in Chambers Global for UK Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, 2024
  • Ranked as 'Up and Coming' in Chambers UK for UK-wide Insurance: Mainly Policyholders, 2020-2024. “Laura-May not only provides superb legal advice but also thinks commercially and is always looking to provide practical solutions." "She is sharp, dedicated and very committed to the client."
  • Listed as a 'Rising Star' in The Legal 500 UK for Insurance Litigation: for Policyholders, from 2020-2024 “Laura-May Scott – excellent, with huge potential.”