Laurette Grace Associate Solicitor


Laurette qualified as a solicitor April 2005, she has always specialised in criminal defence work. Laurette has been at ZMS since 2012. 

Passionate about the rights of children and young people she has extensive experience representing youths and vulnerable adults in all criminal law settings. Dual qualified Laurette also works directly with vulnerable children with significant difficulties in her other role as a Mental Health Practitioner within CAMHS (Child and adolescent mental health services).

She works at ZMS as it is a modern and progressive firm with flexible working arrangements that allow her to continue to advance her legal career alongside her other passion of helping those with significant mental health difficulties. 

Hard work and dedication led Laurette into this unique dual role.  She was initially the youngest volunteer to be trained by the Youth Offending Service volunteering for them, alongside studying for a law degree as well as working part-time in retail! Laurette was then employed as an ISSP (Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme) Advocate, which is a role working intensively with the most prolific and dangerous young offenders in Leicester whilst at the same time completing her Legal Practice Course. She enjoyed her ISSP role so much that she continued with this part-time even after qualifying and working full time as a criminal defence Solicitor.  

Such experience gives Laurette in-depth knowledge and skills utilised when representing young people at police stations and before the Youth and Crown Court. Laurette has exceptional communication skills which enable her to communicate effectively with children and adults with complex needs and difficulties including ASD, ADHD, anxiety, behavioural and emotional difficulties, depression, developmental delays, Bi-Polar, learning difficulties, OCD, Personality Disorder, Paranoia, PTSD, schizophrenia and all mental health-related difficulties. She is able to understand and interpret information from multidisciplinary perspectives to the advantage of those she represents. 

As if that wasn’t enough, Laurette also achieved a distinction in the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Systemic postgraduate diploma.

Laurette believes it is fundamental for all individuals to receive high quality legal advice and her experience and knowledge means that she ensures that every client receives this from her.

Client Feedback

“I would like to recommend miss laurette grace to anybody who us in need of a amazing solicitor. I have had miss grace represent me now for over 8 years when needed and I find her to be a magician in achieving the best possible outcomes and i personally always felt confident having her beside me whether that be at the police station or in the courts and for this I will always be grateful! Miss Laurette Grace is hands down the best solicitor I have ever met, everyone needs a laurette fighting for them! I cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you for all your hard work over the years.”

Junior (Client)

“She was extremely Professional in what was a terribly uncomfortable situation for me and my family.

Laurette was recommended to me, and I can see why and would have no delays in doing likewise if asked.

Through Laurette’s hard work and Professional manner, I got the best possible outcome in such an awkward situation.

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Laurette for her hard work.”

– Client Review

“I am extremely happy with the way my son’s case was handled.  My son has special needs and Laurette was able to quickly gain his trust and communicate with him in a way he understood and responded to.  She was friendly, supportive and extremely knowledgeable and as a parent I felt secure in the knowledge that my son was in safe hands.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Laurette to anyone.
Thanks so much Laurette again 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
– Client Review

“Laurette was highly recommended to us by a friend and from our very first contact with her, we found her to be very professional but equally friendly and helpful she was always willing to clarify issues and offer alternative approaches.

My husband is seventy three and after being involved in a  very serious accident found himself having to be interviewed by the police and needing to appear in a criminal court, obviously this was a very distressing time for us and Laurette supported us throughout the entire procedure.   

We can’t thank her enough for her diligence, nothing was too much trouble for her, she was meticulous about keeping us up to date with events and always ensured that we understood the process and were satisfied with how we should continue.  Laurette really was an angel throughout the whole miserable process of the case.

We have complete confidence in Laurette and therefore have no hesitation in giving her our recommendation.”

– Client Review

Laurette made me feel at ease the moment she took over my case, she explained everything to me cutting through any jargon and went above and beyond to ensure the very best outcome for me.   

Alongside her skills and experience Laurette is clearly passionate about her work, she had my best interests at heart and I knew that with her I was in good hands.   

I would recommend Laurette to anybody, she is a credit to ZMS and I’m truly grateful for being lucky enough to have had her as my solicitor.  Thank you Laurette!

– Client Review

“Thank you Laurette Grace

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you have shown to my son and my family, during the pandemic. 

You have handled the case in the best professional manner. I am grateful for your understanding and cooperation. 

I cannot thank you enough for the advice and the help you have provided me. I would recommend you to all my family and friends as you have been most helpful in such a difficult a time.”

– Client Review

Some years ago I required the assistance of a solicitor and was fortunate enough to have the service of Laurette Grace of ZMS solicitors. 

As a result of her professionalism and excellent standard of work I have continued to seek Larrettes advice on several different occasions. I would highly recommend the service of Laurette Grace and her colleagues at ZMS to anyone needing professional and friendly legal advice.

– Client Review

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