Laura Murphy

Laura is a paralegal in the London office. She was previously an intern in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, where she analysed the implementation of human rights protection mechanisms in various countries’ jurisdictions.

Laura also has previous experience in sports law, working at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, where she dealt with commercial disputes (such as sponsorship contracts, player transfers, employment contracts) and disciplinary disputes (such as doping) in French, English and Spanish. Laura has also volunteered at the Lambeth Law Centre in the debt advice team and with the Society of Mediators at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Hannah Sperring

Hannah is a Senior Paralegal in the London office. She is experienced in litigation and international arbitration across a range of sectors including construction, oil & gas, technology and pharmaceuticals. She has also been involved in investor-state arbitration.

Hannah provides legal support throughout the lifecycle of a dispute. She has extensive experience in large scale e-discovery projects and document production, together with experience in legal research, filing submissions and providing support during hearings, both virtually and in-person.

Louise Woodroof

Louise is a paralegal in the London office. She assists on matters concerning a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, intellectual property, and construction. Her role involves project management of a pleading around the submission date, maintaining the rules and procedures set by the arbitral institutions, document production, and research. Louise has particular experience in cases involving States and State entities.

Louise recently supported the preparation of a week-long hearing in Switzerland. She has also had previous experience in data protection and childcare law.

Louise has been involved in multiple pro bono projects ranging from the maintenance of the International Tennis Federation’s ethical standards to assisting an application brought to the European Court of Human Rights against a State for a violation of Human Rights.

When studying for the LPC LLM at BPP University, Louise served on the Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC), volunteered for The Streetlaw Pro Bono Project, and was co-awarded the best live presentation of the year for the Professional Development Award.

Michele Peh

Michele is a paralegal in the Singapore office. She has experience in advising in a variety of international commercial arbitrations governed by numerous applicable laws and major institutional rules across a range of sectors, with particular experience in disputes arising in the construction, energy, oil & gas and M&A industries. She also has experience in assisting with State-owned entities on matters of public international law.

Michele’s recent experience includes:

  • Assisting the counsel team with an Indonesian joint venture dispute in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva against an Asian contractor.
  • Assisting the counsel team with a defence of an EPC contractor in a dispute arising out of a subcontract for the execution of civil works and concrete buildings as part of an integrated gasification combined cycle complex in the Middle East.
  • Assisting the counsel team in connection with ICSID annulment proceedings relating to a dispute under a US$850 million oil and gas engineering and construction contract.
  • Assisting the counsel team relating to an ongoing HKIAC arbitration concerning the management of the dispute, and conduct of the proceedings with a view to safeguarding the client’s interests and securing a commercial resolution.

Michele is also involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, having recently worked on a project with REDRESS on promoting balanced gender representation in UN human rights organs and mechanisms.

Michele has previously worked as an in-house counsel with a multinational technology corporation primarily advising on M&A and data privacy issues across APAC, Australia and New Zealand regions. She also trained with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London upon completing her UK Legal Practice Course, where she achieved perfect scores in Business Accounting and Professional Ethics.

Michele is called to the Bar of England and Wales, where she holds Honorary Mention by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple for excellence in academic performance during her Bar Professional Postgraduate course. Michele also holds an LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary University of London, where she won the Queen Mary Law Journal competition, published legal commentary on Investor Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society, was a finalist for George Hinde Moot, and served as President of United Kingdom and Eire Student Council and Vice President (Sponsorship) of Queen Mary Pro Bono Society.