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Denney Lau

Denney Lau

Chesterfield criminal defence solicitor Denney Lau
Chesterfield crime solicitor Denney Lau

Denney has always been fascinated by criminal law, he has spent the majority of his training as a police station representative and crown court clerk from 2005 in Leicester until he qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and relocated to Chesterfield. He joined VHS Fletchers in October 2017.

In the past 10 years, he has represented clients in police stations and Magistrates’ Courts in Chesterfield, Nottingham and within Central London on a regular basis. He has dealt with cases including murder, manslaughter, supply of drugs and sexual offences.

Denney believes that every case and every client is unique in their own way and therefore takes great attention in providing detailed and relevant advice to all. Clients are always pleased to deal with him due to his personal touch.

He has a particular interest in advocacy, including defending his clients in trials, making detailed and convincing bail applications and fully mitigate on clients’ behalf to achieve best possible sentences.

Denney has recently secured his solicitors’ Higher Rights qualification, allowing him to represent his clients before the Crown Court and also the Court of appeal.

You can read about Denney’s first week with the firm here.  He has offered advice about how to avoid falling foul of driving laws in bad weather here.

Outside of work, he enjoys learning part time and has recently gained a Masters degree in Legal Practice and successfully completed a Mini MBA in Business Management. He is also a keen runner having completed many marathons as well as being a school governor at a local school.

Contact:

Chesterfield Office:
5 Beetwell Street
Chesterfield,
S40 1SH

Tel: 01246 387999
Email: denney.lau@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v B.  Murder. Road rage incident resulting in death of a road user. Charge was reduced to Manslaughter and bail was secured pending trial at the Crown Court.

R v S. Possession of offensive weapon. Youth accused of possession of a knife. Full trial in the Youth Court, due to detailed cross examination on the witness’s previous inconsistent statement, Client was found not guilty after trial.

R v T. Sexual activity with a child.  Youth accused of non consensual sexual activity with step sister – despite indication from the District Judge that the client will receive youth detention, but with careful mitigation he avoided custody

R v H. Possession of class B with intent to supply. Defendant was found in possession of large quantity of cannabis, police expert was fully cross examined in trial and own defence expert was instructed. Found not guilty after trial.

R v R. Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. Defendant was charged with kicking and stamping another in a public house causing a permanent four inch scar on forehead. Public house was contacted by the defence and due to further evidence obtained and careful cross examination, the Defendant was found not guilty after trial.

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