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Doughty Street Chambers

53-54 DOUGHTY STREET, LONDON, WC1N 2LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 2283
DX:
223 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.doughtystreet.co.uk
Bristol, London, Manchester

Lauren Soertsz

Tel:
Work 020 7404 1313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Work Department

Criminal law, regulatory, financial crime.

Position

Considered to be a highly persuasive and tenacious advocate who has developed a successful practice in serious crime. Has defended as leading junior in murders, frauds, drug offences and sexual offences. Is increasingly instructed to deal with those cases that require a robust yet sensitive approach. Notable cases include: Knight – a publican charged with the manslaughter of 3 people. Mrs Knight was alleged to have started a fire in her public house in which the 3 people died; Nessa – a multi-defendant murder case in which Joygun Nessa was accused of murdering her former lover in Epping Forest and then setting light to his body; Hind – a young man charged with murder. The Crown’s case was that he together with a co-defendant kicked a man to death; Andvari – a multi-defendant case in which a young man was charged with kidnap. section 18 grievous bodlily harm, and false imprisonment. The offences arose out of the enforcement of a drug debt; Purba – HSBC bank employee charged with defrauding the bank of £11 million; Vale – an historical sexual abuse case in which the Defendant was accused of repeatedly abusing a young girl over a number of years and raping a second female who had a significant mental impairment; Odadele – a psychiatric nurse charged with raping and sexually assaulting patients who were under his care.

Career

Called: 1987; Middle Temple.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Lauren Soertsz - Doughty Street ChambersHer work includes sex and violence cases.

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