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Laura Thomas, Nigel Bowen Chambers

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Laura has a broad commercial practice with a focus on intellectual property and trade practices.

Admitted to the Bar in 2011, Laura has experience in the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Australia, the New South Wales Supreme Court, Land and Environment Court, Federal Circuit Court, Coroner’s Court and the Australian Trade Marks Office.

Laura has degrees in Biochemistry and Law from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws from Harvard.

Before commencing practice at the Bar, Laura was Associate to the Hon. Michael Black, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, then a solicitor at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre.  She was also an adjunct lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School and a researcher for Human Rights Watch, based in New York.

Laura is a director of Human Rights Watch Australia and a member of the Australia Committee for Human Rights Watch.