Alice Stephenson

CEO & Founder, Stephenson Law


Alice founded Stephenson Law in 2017, and it’s fair to say that she’s not what most people expect to see when they think of a lawyer and law firm owner. Tackling each stereotype head-on, she’s on a mission to build a forward-thinking, innovative law firm which is enabled by legal technology and puts people at the heart of everything it does.

You’ll mostly find her in jeans or gym wear drinking green tea and cycling around Amsterdam. Her straight-talking, authentic approach has resulted in rapid growth for her firm and led to her being named by Business Leader as a ‘business leader set to take 2021 by storm’ and Innovate UK as a ‘Woman in Innovation’.

Alice is one of the leading social media influencers in the industry. An advocate for inclusion and innovation in law, she talks widely about how firms need to get better at embracing individuality and how lawyers need to be braver in challenging the status quo.

Alice’s goal is to inspire young women to challenge the perceived barriers to success and see that anything is possible.

1. Best piece of advice you’ve been given 

Embrace change. Change can be scary, but it’s the one constant we can guarantee in life. Sure, it can be uncomfortable, but that move from your comfort zone is an amazing opportunity for growth. Take it. Make the most of it. Use it to your advantage.

2. Worst piece of advice you’ve been given 

“Don’t rock the boat”. In the end, it was advice that simply meant I blended in. I didn’t cause problems, and I didn’t make an impact. It just ensured I upheld the status quo. Any advice that discourages you from self expression, self belief, and standing up for what you believe in… question why they’re offering it.

3. What would you tell your younger self? 

Don’t underestimate yourself. You’re a lot more capable than you realise, and the only thing that’s holding you back: is you.

4. What excites you most about the future of your industry? 

So much! The legal industry is brimming with game-changers, technological advancements, and steps to a better future. I’m particularly passionate about the play between tech and law, and some of the innovations in this space are incredible.

5. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?

My daughter, Lydia. I’ve watched her grow into a strong intelligent woman: attuned to her surroundings, passionate about bettering her world, and hell-bent on making a change. I’m so proud to be her mum, and inspired by the woman she’s grown up to be.

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