Laurie Craig Counsel

Laurie is a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. She is experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation to include intellectual property, professional negligence, contractual disputes, debt collection and insolvency matters in relation to companies and individuals.

Laurie also has extensive experience in acting mainly for landlords in disputes concerning commercial and residential premises including dilapidation claims, possession and forfeiture proceedings, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, disputes concerning breaches of covenant, service charge disputes and party wall disputes. Laurie acts for both corporate and individual clients based in the UK and EU countries.

Laurie trained and practiced at a City firm prior to joining McGuireWoods.


Defense of Bestnet Europe Limited against an allegation that its directors misused confidential information belonging to the claimant relating to the manufacture of long lasting mosquito nets with insecticide incorporated into the plastic. The parties are all Danish and the case proceeded not only in the High Court and Court of Appeal in London but also in related proceedings in four other jurisdictions. Despite a finding of misuse, the imposition of an injunction on Bestnet’s current product, has been effectively resisted and the case is recognized as a leading authority in trade secrets matters. Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe [2009] EWHC 1456 (CH); [2011] EWCA Civ 424.

Representation of the Swedish proprietor and Finnish licensee of a patent relating to air purifying units that have an antibacterial affect and obtaining an injunction against the infringer together with an award of damages and costs.

Representation of several residents of leasehold flats in Marylebone to defending a large service charge claim by the landlord which resulted in a decision by the court against the landlord on the true construction of the leases which was upheld on appeal.

Representation of an executor in a claim against a firm of solicitors for loss suffered by the estate as a result of a delay in progressing the administration of the Estate. It was held by the court that the executor did have a cause of action and was entitled to recover damages for the estate, a decision which was effectively upheld on appeal.

Representation of a successor landlord in a eight day multiparty trial relating to a landlords obligation to insure a property and pay out insurance monies for reconstruction following a premises fire as a result of fraudulent misrepresentation by the original landlord. Damages and indemnities were obtained by the successor landlord as well as a worldwide freezing injunction.

  • Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), 1999
Member, ILEX, 1999
  • Institute of Legal Executives
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