Laura Stephenson

Laura Stephenson

Year of call: 2012
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Criminal Defence

Laura defends in cases spanning the spectrum of serious offending including drugs, violence, sexual offences and fraud. Her recent cases acting as a junior alone include money laundering in excess of half a million pounds, double section 18, large-scale conspiracy to control prostitution for gain, knife-point robbery and interfamilial sexual abuse. Laura frequently defends individuals and companies on a private basis at the Magistrates’ Court.

Examples of Laura’s recent trial work include:

R v PB

Laura’s client was accused of robbery; the complainant was beaten and rendered unconscious. Following Laura’s cross-examination of the complainant, the prosecution conceded that the identification evidence against the defendant was insufficient to lead to a conviction and offered no further evidence in the case.

R v JD

Junior counsel to Narita Bahra QC in a complex case involving the international supply of drugs and unauthorised medicines.

R v GA

A young man was accused of grooming and sexually assaulting his cousin, a child. Persistent disclosure requests produced records that assisted the defendant’s case. He was acquitted after a trial.

R v LD

Represented a man accused of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm in a domestic context. It was accepted that the defendant had caused significant lasting injury to the complainant; the issue was whether the incident was accidental. The defendant was acquitted after a five-day trial.

 R v LK

Currently instructed to defend a trial in which a man is accused of the rape and false imprisonment of his partner.

 R v IC

Currently instructed to defend in a case involving an allegation of two stabbings (s.18) by the same defendant in a 48-hour period

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