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Old Bailey Solicitors

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Managing Partner: Rod Hayler
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Other fee-earners: 5

Established in 1999, Old Bailey Solicitors specialises in criminal defence advice and representation. With offices in central London, Sussex and Surrey, Old Bailey Solicitors predominantly serves the South East but continues to accept instructions in particularly complex and challenging cases across England and Wales. Old Bailey Solicitors have expanded their criminal practice to offer advice in niche areas such as:
■ Health & Safety: representing clients facing investigation and prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive
■ HMRC: representing clients who are being investigated by HMRC in relation to alleged offences such as tax fraud or failing to pay a security and assisting individuals and companies that have been denied their output tax in relation to VAT
■ Licencing: assisting individuals and businesses to apply for Premises Licences or responding to compliance or enforcement procedures and providing representation at licensing appeal hearings
■ MHRA: representing clients during investigation and/or prosecution in relation to alleged breaches of the regulations relating to medicines or medical devices

Given the nature of the allegations against its clients, dealing with cases discreetly and protecting clients’ confidentiality and reputations is a key aspect of the firm’s work. Old Bailey Solicitors has vast collective experience of the most complex criminal cases yet succeeds in providing a common sense approach to its work, providing timely, transparent and honest advice from initial call through to the court process and beyond. All senior lawyers within the practice have rights of audience in the Crown and Appellate courts which means that they bring an advocate’s eye and a forensic attention to detail from the outset of a case. Continuity of representation and a high standard of client care marks this firm apart.

■ ‘It was a great comfort to know you were fighting my corner’
■ ‘Old Bailey Solicitors have been exceptional in handling my case and making it as worry free as possible for me. OBS assisted me through every step of my case and went above and beyond expectations to achieve an outcome in the Crown Court which avoided a custodial sentence. For this I am very grateful’
■ ‘A level headed approach, complete preparation, paired with a smooth but deadly gravitas in the courtroom. You will be in very safe hands with Old Bailey Solicitors’
■ ‘I would like to thank you for the advice you gave to me in relation to the law, how to engage with Probation and what to expect in court. Such help could only come from a first class specialist, practising in this specific area for a long time’

Old Bailey Solicitors is a criminal defence practice and regularly provides expert advice and representation in the police station or at court in the following areas:
■ Fraud and financial offences
■ Violent offences
■ Sexual offences
■ Internet offences
■ Road traffic offences
■ Drug offences
■ Regulatory offences (including the areas set out above)
■ Advice to companies regarding criminal liability