Laurence is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having been admitted in 1987.
He has practised principally in the corporate and commercial areas of law. He is Company Secretary of Mater Misericodiae Ltd, Holy Cross Laundry Ltd, Mater Education Ltd and Mater Foundation. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He has held the position of Company Secretary since July 2001.