Laura Costard

Laura Costard

Trainee Solicitor

Areas of Expertise

Laura has recently moved to her third Trainee seat in our Banking, Governance and Corporate team, having completed seats in our Housing Management and Property Litigation team and Real Estate and Projects team. She also has prior experience in Banking and Real Estate Finance (Lender client), and 6 months in Finance and Corporate (corporate restructuring).


Prior to Devonshires, Laura was a Paralegal at another London law firm where she worked in Banking and Real Estate Finance. She predominantly worked for Lender clients by investigating property titles and reporting on risk. Laura managed her own caseload from inception through to completion and finally post completion, charging the relevant titles.

Laura has recently moved seat to Banking, Governance and Corporate where she will be working on facility agreements and charging documents. Prior to this, Laura’s first seat was in HMPL where she mainly worked on litigious leasehold matters and her second seat was in Real Estate where she conduct title due diligence for large development sites.


The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2018, History of Art (BA Hons)


Laura is an avid cook and can frequently be found searching for the freshest ingredients at various farmer’s markets in London where she lives. She also loves travelling and is looking forward to planning her next adventure!

Get in touch

020 7880 4255
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

Notable Cases

Laura recently assisted on a ground breaking transaction backed by Blackstone whereby Vistry Group signed a $1 billion deal with clients Sage Homes and Leaf Living to provide newbuild affordable and private rented housing. Laura conducted title due diligence on the large portfolio during her time in her Real Estate seat.

Working in a time-pressured environment, Laura investigated the title of a large scale development of over 70 units in Manchester where the final loan was millions of pounds.

Laura has assisted in respect of a large dispensation matter, tracking the application through the tribunal process and advising the client on their next steps.


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