Lawrence Stephens

Geographical focus




United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

Client types

Corporate clients




Customer types


Lawrence Stephens

Company Profile

Founded in 1997 by Senior Directors Steven Bernstein, Lawrence Kelly and Stephen Messias, Lawrence Stephens is a leading full-service law firm based in Central London with a reputation for delivering bespoke, commercially focused legal advice to its clients. 

Now led by 30 Directors, the team of more than 100 people work collaboratively to provide market-leading legal advice and services in ten core sectors: Corporate & Commercial, Real Estate, Construction & Development Finance, Real Estate Finance & Banking, Dispute Resolution, Business Restructuring & Insolvency, Private Wealth & Succession Planning, Family, Employment Regulatory Solutions. 

The firm acts for a range of private clients including HNWIs, private investors, celebrities, sports professionals, entrepreneurs and businesspeople. Their corporate clients include high-street, challenger and international banks, mezzanine lenders, private limited companies, tech companies, hospitality and retail franchises and SMEs. A truly multinational office, Lawrence Stephens’ legal practitioners can boast fluency in Hebrew, Gujarati, French, German, Russian, Greek, Tamil, Swedish and Lithuanian, regularly assisting clients based across Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia. 

Lawrence Stephens prides itself on its ability to provide a tailored, personal service to each client which has allowed the firm to develop strong client relationships, many of which have spanned almost 25 years. The law firm’s USP is its dedication to working on a cross-departmental basis, drawing upon the knowledge of its highly skilled and experienced lawyers to deliver the very best in integrated legal advice to its private and corporate clients. 2022–2023 has been one of Lawrence Stephens’ most successful years to date in terms of revenue, profit, growth and development; with new lawyers and legal professionals having been hired to meet an exceptional increase in demand for the firm’s services, an almost 25% increase year on year. The firm further expanded its private client offering in July 2021 with the launch of its new Family practice led by renowned Family lawyer, Naheed Taj. In 2023, the firm expanded its Employment practice, headed up by Jo Mackie, and in the same year, welcomed Ricardo Geada to head up the Regulatory Solutions practice.


50 Farringdon Road London, EC1M 3HE United Kingdom

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