Laura joined Oglethorpe Sturton & Gillibrand in October 2020 from a regional firm.  Being locally based and having worked in Preston, Garstang, Lancaster and South Lakes for a number of years now, Laura has established a strong client base who return to her time and time again for advice and, sometimes, just for a chat and a cup of tea.

Laura studied for her undergraduate Law degree at the University of Durham and then went on to pass her Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law in Chester.  She was then offered a training contract with a firm of solicitors in the North West, where she qualified as a solicitor in September 2016.

Laura specialises in all aspects of private client work including the preparation of wills, codicils, powers of attorney, administration of estates and tax planning.  Her aim is always to explain to her clients what can often be complex legal principles in a clear, concise and accessible way.  Laura understands that preparing your own will or administering a loved one’s estate can be difficult at what is often a highly emotional time and she aims to guide her clients through their issues professionally yet sensitively.

In her spare time Laura enjoys the finer things in life including theatre, day-trips away, entertaining, eating out and travel.  She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Brereton


Private Client


  • Drafting Wills
  • Preparation and Registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Administration of estates
  • Advising in connection with and preparing Deeds of Variation and Disclaimers


  • 2007-2010 2:1 LLB (Hons) University of Durham
  • 2010-2011 Legal Practice Course with Distinction, College of Law
  • 2016 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales