Managing Partner: Steven Bird
Number of partners: 1
Assistant Solicitors: 7
Consultant solicitors: 11
Other fee-earners: 3
Serious & General Crime: Steven Bird
Corporate & Financial Crime: Steven Bird
Regulatory & Professional Discipline: Steven Bird
Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance: James Peacham
Prison Law: Louisa Ferrari
Human Trafficking: Phillipa Southwell
Sports Law: Evans Amoah-Nyamekye
Birds Solicitors is an established premier outfit specialising in heavy weight serious and general crime, fraud, bribery, corruption and extradition. The firm provides excellent and thorough advice at a nationwide level to business professionals, celebrities and public figures but also remains committed to the more vulnerable within society
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Serious & General Criminal Defence: Since its inception, Birds Solicitors has remained at the forefront of the profession for its commitment to and handling of the most significant, complex and high-profile cases. The firm provides expert advice in relation to the full gambit of criminal offences with a particular focus upon homicide and historical sexual offending. The firm holds a highly regarded appellate department and routinely represents individuals who have faced potential miscarriages of justice.
Financial Crime: The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most complex financial crime matters in recent years and boasts extensive experience in cases concerning insider dealing, bribery, corruption and fraud. The firm undertakes a substantial amount of confiscation work and is regularly sought out by individuals having not acted during the substantive proceedings.
Extradition: Birds Solicitors hold substantial experience in successfully defending in complex extradition proceedings both at first instance and on appeal in relation to both Part 1 & 2 European Arrest Warrants.
Human Trafficking: The firm leads in this important area of work and covers a variety of aspects such as defending in criminal proceedings brought against victims of trafficking, appeals against such convictions, civil actions against authorities for non-investigation, applications for compensation following convictions being overturned. The firm is routinely invited to provide training and advice to the wider profession and corporates.
The firm represents a wide range of clients including many professionals who find themselves as defendants in fraud related cases or requiring regulatory advice. The firm has a nationwide client base.
Steven Bird and Philippa Southwell are on the List of Counsel and List of assistants to counsel respectively for the International Criminal Court.