Lawrence
Kelly

Senior Director

Areas of Expertise

Sectors

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contentious Probate
  • HMRC Enquiries
  • Criminal Investigations

Meet Lawrence

Lawrence qualified in 1990 and, after partnership in a major West End firm of solicitors, formed Lawrence Stephens with Steven Bernstein and Stephen Messias in 1997.

Lawrence is a Solicitor-Advocate and is qualified to appear in all UK courts. He has a wide range of expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution including the following:

  • Contractual and negligence disputes;
  • Individual and corporate insolvency;
  • Breach of directors’ duties and partnership disputes;
  • Civil fraud and asset tracing/recovery;
  • Intellectual property (including copyright, trademarks and passing off);
  • Regulatory and compliance (including Financial Conduct Authority and Football Association);
  • Spread betting/CFDs and other gambling disputes;
  • Sports tribunal matters (including representing players and Registered Intermediaries (agents));
  • Contentious probate;
  • HMRC enquiries; and
  • Criminal investigations, including fraud and private prosecutions.

Lawrence has acted as an accredited supervisor within the Legal Services Commission Specialist Fraud Panel and is a former member of the VHCC Appeals Panel.

Lawrence has two children and lives in London and Kent. His non-legal interests include cross-country skiing, hiking, sailing, cookery and art. He supports a North London football team whose heyday was in the 1960s and despite his advancing years, he has not yet seen them win the league.

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