Denney Lau is the president of Sheffield & District Law Society.
Denney is an associate solicitor and higher courts advocate at criminal defence specialist firm VHS Fletchers Solicitors. He defends clients at police stations, magistrates’ court and crown courts.
Denney was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the UK in 1992 with his immediate family.
Unfortunately, he was subjected to racism and bullying. Coupled with the fact that he had limited understanding of English at the time, he knew only too well to be wrongly accused and without a voice to defend himself. It was then that he decided to become a criminal defence solicitor to provide people with a voice and defend them.
Denney qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and gained his higher rights in 2019.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and running distances of 5km right up to 135km ultra marathons.