Lawrence Stephens

We are a *team of bright minds

Expertise includes:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Corporate & Commercial Businesses
  • Information Technology
  • Property
Geoff Says:
“I partner with clients, get to the root of the dispute and resolve it as quickly and painlessly as possible.”

Meet Geoff

Having qualified in 1987, I worked as a partner in national, City and US firms for the last 25 years. 

I am routinely called upon by clients when faced with all manner of crises, ranging from significant partnership and shareholder disputes, often with a sensitive family dimension, warranty and complex contractual claims, multi million-pound IT and project disputes, working with large teams with management challenges, as well as land, property and developer claims, planning disputes and trust litigation.

I am frequently instructed by large corporate institutions, property and construction companies and individuals.  I led a team on one of the longest trials in the Technology and Construction Court and advised a supplier on the largest healthcare project in the UK.  I resolve all disputes using various forms of ADR including mediation.

I am married with two sons and live in Harpenden. When not working, I enjoy running and watching my sons play football and rugby.

Experience highlights 

  • Advising a corporate client on a multi-million pound claim involving merged High Court and petition 994 proceedings with a settlement after the start of a five week part remote/part High Court trial
  • Following the division and settlement of a national network of petrol stations held in partnership and shares, advising clients on post settlement disputes
  • Advising a corporate client on a currency trading dispute and settlement during a remote mediation
  • Advising an executor of a family trust on the removal of the professional executor, appointment of a replacement and settlement of disputes between the beneficiaries
  • Advising property developer on contractual rights to escape across an adjacent building

“Geoff Mendelsohn impresses clients with his ability to deal with difficult cases in a calm and competent way.”


“We have worked with Geoff for several years in resolving a partnership in dispute. Geoff exceeds expectations and is always able to deliver ahead of any deadlines. I have no hesitation in recommending Geoff for any complex partnership legal matters."

Anthony Ley, Alexander George Ley & Son Partnership