Old Bailey Solicitors

Criminal Defence Solicitors

Specialising in Sexual, Violent, Drug, and Financial Offences

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We are ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners – a directory of the top performing
law firms in the country – for our crime expertise in Brighton and the surrounding areas.

Our team of leading criminal
defence solicitors

We have built our reputation as a leading criminal defence firm, who achieve the best possible outcome for clients. We are recognised as a leading firm by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Our team are highly experienced criminal defence solicitors, ensuring comprehensive representation tailored to your individual needs. With a track record of success and a passion for client care, our team are dedicated to achieving positive outcomes in even the most complex cases.

Expert team

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors are ranked Band 1 by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, they understand that protecting you and your reputation is fundamentally important to your case.

The best people, the best advice, the best outcomes

Established in 1999, and with offices in London, Sussex and Surrey, we have built our reputation as a leading regulatory law and criminal defence firm providing first-rate advice and representation to clients. We are recognised as a leading firm by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

We understand that your case is fundamentally about you, your life, your business, your future and every aspect of our work is designed to keep you at the centre of what we do for you. Our dedicated team of criminal defence lawyers provide tailored advice to individuals and companies who demand quality at every stage of their case.

We continue to be committed to providing effective representation on legal aid for as many people as we can. For those who fund their cases privately, we can usually offer a fixed price and your choice of defence solicitor or barrister.

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Bespoke advice, when you need it the most

We have offices in Brighton, London and Horley and advise clients on all aspects of criminal defence allegations, including sexual offences, violent offences and drug offences.

From our clients

"I really appreciate all the effort your team put into helping me manage this situation given my inexperience with the criminal justice system.  I strongly believe this will be my first and last such encounter with the police, but I would not hesitate to recommend your services to whoever that may need it, on a future date."

Client of Camilla Rents

March 2024

"A massive thank you to Rod Hayler. Rod and his team had kept me updated throughout my case. Highly recommend for any complex case and provided a positive outcome. Rod is very professional, gave no judgement and was very understanding. A1 service from beginning to the end. Thank you once again."

Client of Rod Hayler

February 2024

"I just wanted to thank you for your guidance and support throughout this challenging time. The level of professionalism and attention to detail from you and your Barristers, has truly been a source of strength and reassurance for me and my family. I am truly blessed and grateful knowing that I have you and your team in my corner during this whole process. I am confident that with your continued support and expertise, we will be able to navigate through this legal process successfully."

Client of Camilla Rents

March 2024

Take a look at what our clients say

We have earned the trust and confidence of many individuals seeking exceptional legal representation.


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