Laura Stephenson

Laura Stephenson

"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
Year of call: 2012
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Laura has a busy inquest practice, predominantly acting on behalf of healthcare professionals. She represents NHS Trusts, care homes, doctors and nurses. Recent examples of instructions include:

  • Representing a Trust providing addiction and mental health services in prison involved in a 4-week jury inquest;
  • Acting on behalf of a GP who performed a mental health assessment on a patient shortly before the patient jumped from a multi-storey car park;
  • Representing a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon following the death of a patient from infection shortly after post-operative discharge;
  • Representing a nurse who was providing 1:1 care for a 7-year-old when he died in a post-operative care;
  • Representing a care home following the escape of a resident who fell and died after leaving the home.

Laura has extensive working experience of public inquiries and inquests. She assisted with the review and preparation of evidence for organisations involved in the Hillsborough Inquests, and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. She acted as disclosure junior for an interested party in the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

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