Laura Stephenson

Laura Stephenson

"Laura is a formidable, articulate and compelling advocate. She has an exceptional ability to capture the details of a complex case on a first reading of the papers."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 2012
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Laura has a busy and diverse practice, specialising in crime, professional discipline, inquest and tax work. She is ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior in professional discipline. She appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Crown Court, as well as a range of professional discipline settings. She is adept at tackling cases involving healthcare professionals and complex medical issues, which often traverse her practice areas.

Laura is a specialist professional discipline advocate. She has a busy defence practice at the MPTS. She also appears on behalf of accountants at a range of regulatory bodies. She prosecutes on behalf of the GOsC, GOC and RICS. Her significant experience in representing medical professionals extends to inquests, where she regularly defends on behalf of doctors, care homes and Trusts. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel C and undertakes public law cases.

She is instructed to defend in criminal cases that are particularly serious for her level of call, including rape and serious child sex offences. Laura is led in complex cases; recent trials in which she has acted as a junior include fraud, international drugs conspiracy, money counterfeiting and people trafficking.

In tax, Laura is instructed on behalf of HMRC to appear at the First-tier Tribunal in her own right and as a led junior. Laura’s experience in these complicated, paper-heavy cases has enhanced her ability to approach complex financial issues across all practice areas with meticulousness and confidence.

Laura has also recently been appointed as an Assistant Coroner for South London.

What Others Say:

“A very able advocate, who is well-prepared, thoughtful and extremely adept at dealing with sensitive cases.” – Legal 500 UK 2023

“A formidable advocate, always well prepared and has a keen eye for detail. Solicitors know she will have a firm grasp of the facts and approach each hearing with the client’s objective squarely in mind.” – Legal 500 UK 2022

“Decisive and thorough, she defends clients with tenacity. Excellent at handling witnesses and at delivering unwelcome information in a firm but empathetic manner.” – Legal 500 UK 2021

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