Laura Pearson

Principal Associate - Commercial

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"As a commercial lawyer, I help clients manage risk and document contractual arrangements related to their operations and trading activity in a concise way. I specialise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts. I also advise businesses in relation to data protection compliance and on intellectual property matters.”

I work with a broad range of clients, from global manufacturers to owner-managed businesses and start-ups across a broad range of specialist sectors, including technology, retail, automotive, charity and healthcare.

I specialise in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts including supply agreements, standard and bespoke terms of business, distribution agreements, non-disclosure (confidentiality) agreements and franchise agreements. To provide a great service in carrying out this work, I enjoy getting under the skin of what the client is really trying to achieve and working to help achieve that outcome.

I also provide specialist support with regard to data protection compliance issues. I advise clients as to the development and implementation of internal systems for compliance with data protection laws including risk assessments, data audits, internal policies and training. I also offer support on data protection issues that arise on a daily basis such as subject access requests and data security breaches.

I assist businesses with intellectual property matters and frequently advise on intellectual property licensing, assignment and brand collaborations.

  • Conducting a data protection audit and preparing related policies, procedures and contracts for a car dealership network
  • Advising on a purchasing agreement between a household name supplier of products relating to home appliances and a company supplying parts/components for those products
  • Preparing terms and conditions of sale and distribution agreement documentation for a household name skincare business
  • Preparing a franchise agreement for an iconic British fashion brand and advising on the roll-out of the franchise operation worldwide
  • Preparing a suite of contracts for use with clients and partners for a publishing group
  • Documenting a sponsorship arrangement to be entered into between a company specialising in lift maintenance, repair and installation and a promising up-and-coming boxer
  • Preparing an influencer agreement for a well-known online fashion retailer

More about me

Favourite place

Outside in the fresh air walking my cockapoo, Louis.


Cycling, tennis, CrossFit and karaoke!

Interesting fact

I used to “tread the boards” and once played Aladdin in the pantomime.

Joined Higgs LLP


"The contract reads wonderfully to me and I’m deeply grateful for you turning this around so promptly"

Leading provider of web based internet data

"Thank you for all of your support on this contract. We now have a document we can present to the MD and the Board"

ADR specialist logistics business

Meet the team