Laurie Scher


Laurie has a specialised practice of business and property work. He is recommended by Legal500 as a leading junior in both commercial litigation and property litigation.

Laurie is passionate about social responsibility at the Bar. He works with Maitland Chambers and the Chancery Bar Association on developing their social responsibility and wellbeing strategies, and in 2021 was appointed Co-Chair of the Bar Council’s Pro Bono and CSR Committee.

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Directory Recommendations

Legal 500 UK - Property Litigation

“Detailed knowledge of property litigation and practice, very approachable and provides pragmatic solutions to client problems.” (2022)
“With a quick intelligent mind, the market has only good things to say about this fearsome advocate.” (2021)
“He has a terrifically strong intellect and grapples complex issues that fall outside any one box.” (2020)

Legal 500 UK - Commercial Litigation

“Extremely hardworking, intelligent and sharp, Laurie is an innovative yet pragmatic thinker, which enables navigation of the most complex of issues without losing sight of commercial perspective.” (2022)
“Exceptionally intelligent with a real hunger and passion to do his best for clients – he is clear and honest in his advice, and not afraid to tell the client how it is.” (2021)
“A bright, organised and receptive barrister.” (2020)


Qualifications, Appointments


Laurie read English at Christ's College, Cambridge, where he was a scholar and achieved a first in both Part I and Part II. He subsequently studied the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE) at City University, and the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law.

In his bar finals, he was classed as outstanding, and was awarded the Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize for his overall performance and the Bar Association for Commerce, Finance and Industry Prize for coming first in the year in Commercial Practice. He was also a Queen Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple for two years running.

Laurie joined Maitland Chambers in October 2009 having successfully completed his pupillage.


Laurie was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2019, and as a Deputy Chancery Master in 2020.