The hallmarks of Lauren’s advocacy are preparation and determination. She is a hard-working and committed barrister, single-minded about achieving the best results for her clients.
Lauren is regularly instructed by leading firms in matters involving the highest levels of sensitivity and complexity.
Lauren is currently instructed as one of the junior counsel to the Dame Linda Dobbs Review.
Lauren has substantial experience representing clients in complex criminal cases. She has successfully represented clients involved in a broad range of offences including armed robbery, kidnap, fraud, offences against the person and serious sexual offences.
Should clients require discreet private representation by experienced counsel at the police station, Lauren is a fully accredited police station representative. Lauren has successfully represented many high profile clients at the police station, which has resulted in the authorities no longer pursuing investigations.
As well as her general criminal practice, Lauren is experienced in corporate crime and compliance matters involving money laundering, bribery and corruption, sanctions and fraud. She has undertaken complex internal investigations, both domestic and international. Lauren has advised companies on voluntary disclosure and corrective action, assisting clients in avoiding exposure to criminal charges. Lauren has also advised clients in relation to implementing preventative measures such as due diligence and internal compliance plans.
Lauren is a level 3 prosecutor with particular expertise in conducting serious trials involving vulnerable witnesses. Lauren is also a member of the RASSO panel.
Lauren regularly advises and acts for Fire and Rescue Services, corporations and individuals in respect of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. She has defended and conducted prosecutions in the Crown Court involving serious breaches of the Order by hoteliers, landlords and restauranteurs. As well as involvement in substantive court proceedings, Lauren also acts in appeals of enforcement and prohibition notices, as well as fire safety interviews and written advice in relation to charging decisions.
BA Law (hons)
University of Reading
BPP Law School, BVC
Junior of the South Eastern Circuit
Member of the Executive Committee of the South Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Female Fraud Forum
Exhibition award, Inner Temple (2009)
Profumo Trust Scholarship, Inner Temple (2009)
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple (2009)