Director – Solicitor
Stephanie is the founder of Roe Lawyers. She set up the firm over seven years ago as a boutique law firm offering clients a highly tailored and personalised service. The ethos of the firm is to provide exceptional advice that is cost effective (in a competitive market place).
Stephanie is a seasoned criminal practitioner having spent over seventeen years representing clients from all backgrounds from celebrities, high net worth individuals , professionals to students and children. She prides herself in her unique approach to her cases and her ability to proactively conclude proceedings swiftly to the benefit of the client. She works tirelessly on all her cases and is always available to her clients which allows her to develop a close and successful working relationship. She also acts for a number of vulnerable clients such as those with special educational needs and disabilities approaching cases with empathy and understanding. Stephanie has also developed an excellent reputation in regulatory work which has developed alongside her criminal practice as there is often an overlap in the two areas.
Stephanie was called to the Bar of England and Wales before cross-qualifying to become a solicitor. She trained and worked at top ranked London criminal firms undertaking a full range of both general criminal and business crime cases as a Solicitor and High Court Advocate. Prior to setting up Roe Lawyers Stephanie’s practice had largely become privately funded with cases being referred as a result of her well-deserved reputation as a top class London solicitor.
Ranked as an Indiviual in Crime – London – Chambers and Partners 2022
Leading Individual in Crime: General in Legal 500 2021
Business Crime Expert, England, in Global Law Experts 2020
Leading Individual in Crime: General in Legal 500 2020
Leading Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer of the year 2019 by Acquisition International
Most Influential Woman in Criminal Defence 2018 by Acquisition International
Rising Star by Superlawyers 2015 and 2016
Criminal Tax Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2016 by Lawyer Monthly’s
Stephanie is on the committee for the Women in Criminal Law as well as undertaking various other roles on committees and charities.
‘Stephanie Roe has created, in her firm, a boutique with the skill and firepower of firms many times bigger.’ Legal 500 2022
‘Stephanie Roe is an experienced lawyer who, having honed her skills at a market leading firm, has founded and developed a firm which itself is now recognised as major player in criminal law.’ – Legal 500 2021
‘Stephanie has an incredible work ethic. She knows exactly which counsel to instruct to meet the client’s specific needs and makes sure they get the best result possible.’ – Chambers and Partners
‘Stephanie Roe is a dedicated and fearless lawyer who will leave no stone unturned and no evidence unexamined in representing her client. She has vast experience across multiple areas of criminal law and is able to provide practical advice in the most complex of cases. She has a keen eye for detail and a determination to ensure every possible avenue is explored.’ – Legal 500
‘Steph is one of the hardest working individuals I know. She is very accessible, has excellent client care skills and in particular, although a fine lawyer herself, has developed a professional network that is second to none. What that means is that she is brilliantly placed to identify what other resources an individual client needs to succeed with their case, and ensuring that they have access to them.’ – Legal 500
‘Stephanie Roe is an absolute star. She is tactical, robust and fearless. She is extremely passionate about achieving justice for her clients and will go to tremendous lengths to achieve it. A force to be reckoned with.’ – Legal 500
‘Stephanie Roe is a first class lawyer with a fantastic knowledge of rules and procedure and is always available to help her clients.’ – Legal 500
‘Stephanie Roe is dedicated, incredibly bright and I would not hesitate to refer work to her. In financial crime work she is analytical and organised and has the capability to ensure early resolution of appropriate matters.’ – Legal 500
Stephanie Roe: she really is a fabulous lawyer with excellent skills.’ – Legal 500
Robyn is an experienced senior solicitor and a valuable member of the Roe Lawyers team. She has a wealth of experience in general crime and spent the majority of her career working for top ranked London firms in the Business Crime and Regulatory team. She has represented numerous professionals in front of their relevant regulatory bodies more specifically in representing medical professionals under investigation by the GMC/MPTS. She has represented Senior Managers within the NHS, Consultants, registrars and medical students from the opening of an investigation through to a final hearing.
During her career, Robyn has focussed on providing high-quality legal advice to individuals and corporates facing criminal prosecutions from a variety of sources including the CPS, SFO and FCA. She prides herself on building open and confident relationships with her clients based on clear communication, expectation setting and deciphering legal terminology in what is a stressful time.
Selma is a solicitor at Roe Lawyers. She has experience advising and representing individual and corporate clients across a broad range of practice areas, including general crime, business crime, Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Roe Lawyers, Selma completed her training at a top ranked national firm and had amassed almost 5 years’ worth of extensive experience in the field of criminal litigation. She has represented those accused of the full range of criminal offences from those interviewed at the police station to those appearing in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and appeal courts in cases ranging from minor road traffic offences, to serious and often complex cases involving rape, violence, drug supply and fraud.
Selma prides herself in being approachable and making clients feel at ease in often sensitive and stressful situations. Her proactive and tactical approach to case preparation has often seen her successfully conclude cases with no further action being taken against the client (at times without even the need for interview) or by obtaining an out of court disposal.
Since joining Roe Lawyers, Selma has been involved in matters concerning the POCA, including asset restraint and contested forfeiture proceedings. She has also gained experience in the field of regulatory and professional discipline, advising individuals facing investigations and disciplinary proceedings across the legal, financial and healthcare sectors.
Young Fraud Lawyers Association
Women in Criminal Law
Leonie is the Human Resources (HR) Manager at Roe Lawyers. She is exceptionally experienced, having previously led a HR team in a large, dynamic, multi-site organisation.
At Roe Lawyers, Leonie oversees the firm’s HR function and provides advice and assistance to employees and managers at all levels, often calling upon her stellar knowledge and experience within the industry and within boutique practices. Leonie is a proactive and passionate professional. She has a genuine love of helping people, strong communication skills, positive energy and adopts a practical approach.
All enquiries regarding career opportunities and vacancies at Roe Lawyers should be directed to Leonie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiona is an Executive Assistant for Roe Lawyers. She has over 30 years’ experience working in high pressured environments such as in the Media, Finance and Legal sectors.
Fiona provides administrative support to all our solicitors and understands the necessary rigour and precision required as part of a legal team. She has worked with the firm from its inception and continues to take pride in building excellent working relationships with clients and other members of staff.