Lauren Godfrey > Hardwicke Chambers Limited > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hardwicke Chambers Limited
Hardwicke Chambers Limited


Lauren’s practice covers commercial, corporate, chancery, discrimination, employment and property disputes and engages issues of professional negligence, restraint of trade, breach of fiduciary duties, confidential information, intellectual property rights and data protection.

Lauren has acted for a full range of clients including banks, insurers, finance companies, directors, shareholders, partners, senior employees, local authorities, central government, trade unions, and not-for-profit entities.

Prior to the Bar, Lauren had a successful career as a senior trade union advocate representing executive and senior staff in the telecoms sector, the civil service and the NHS.

Lauren has twelve years’ experience as a sessional law lecturer principally teaching Labour Law.


  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Lawyers Bar Association
  • Institute of Directors
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association


  • ADRg accredited mediator
  • International Advocacy Course, Keble College
  • LLB, Birkbeck College (First)
  • BVC, Inns of Court
  • BA, History (First)
  • Advanced Certificate, Chartered Institute of Marketing

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Lauren GodfreyHardwickeA highly skilled technical barrister and superb advocate. Assured and persuasive in front of judges and opposition alike, Lauren is skilled in driving home the client’s interests to great success.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Lauren GodfreyHardwickeHe is robust and thorough in his advice, commercially focused and a fearless advocate and negotiator.

Lauren Godfrey  joined Hardwicke in 2019 from 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton, bringing with him a good reputation in the South Eastern Circuit, regularly handling high-value and publicity-sensitive cases.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Lauren GodfreyHardwickeHe takes control of a room, is formidable in cross-examination and punchy in his submissions.

Lauren Godfrey joined Hardwicke in 2019 from 1 Crown Office Row, Brighton, bringing with him a significant South Eastern commercial litigation practice, acting for a range of clients including banks, finance companies, directors, shareholders, local authorities and non-for-profit organisations.