Testimonials

Here’s a few kind words from some of the people we’ve worked with over the years

Camilla, thank you so much for representing our son, and supporting us so well, through a very difficult time…… thank you very much for your support and guidance in an area very much out of our comfort zone.

Parents of a youth client charged with robbery – September 2019

I still think I’m dreaming! Thank you so much for your help, Camilla. Contacting you was the best decision I have made.

 I can go back to pursing my career. Thank you again. 

No further action taken – August 2019

Camilla, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to you for all your help and support with the court case. It’s extremely appreciated. It’s such a relief to know it’s all over.

Client acquitted of sexual assault allegations – August 2019

Tim Cosham is a magician with words. He somehow managed to get me the outcome I wanted. Top, top man. Many thanks.

Happy Client - August 2019

I am extremely happy and elated with the service that was provided by Rod and the team, and would more than happily shout this from the rooftops if necessary.

Acquitted client - August 2018

Karen, I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help. I would not have hesitated to hire your firm to represent me in my case. Likewise, I will personally recommend my friends and family (should future needs arise) to work with a great firm such as yours, and one people can trust with very high standards. Once again, my sincere thanks...it was very much appreciated.

Case dropped - November 2018

Thank you very much for everything Camilla, you've been brilliant. I really appreciate it.

Crown persuaded to discontinue case - November 2018

My daughter and I were really impressed with Tim's calm, helpful and understanding nature and he put us at ease in an awful situation.

Police station client - October 2018

Camilla, this is excellent news and I believe that this success is a direct result of your hard work and your extensive knowledge of the legal system.

August 2018 - Financial adviser's case dropped

Camilla, I would like to thank you formally for your support and advice during this stressful time, from the initial hearing through to the second and final hearing . In particular how you created a calming and supportive environment from the moment my son met you, which allowed him to engage and to tell his side of the story. My son felt at ease almost immediately which was a contrast to how he was leading up to the first hearing. I doubt whether the same outcome would have been achieved without your help and guidance, but even if the outcome was different I believe that my son was as prepared as best he could have been to face it, and that was down to you.

Parent of Camilla's client - June 2018

You have given him back 18 months of his life. None of us will ever be able to thank you enough, Rod, for your determination and wonderful execution at the Appeal.

Successful Appeal Client - January 2018

Just writing to express my thanks and appreciation for all your work. I am grateful to have been in the hands of an expert criminal defence team from Old Bailey Solicitors. I can now move forward with my life once again and hope for the best!

Client who avoided prison - November 2017

Rod, thank you so incredibly much. I'm finding it hard to believe this nightmare is finally over. Thank you so much for all your quite brilliant support and advice.

Falsely accused client - September 2017

Just a note to thank you for your support today. I would have been completely lost without you.

Surgeon facing police investigation - July 2017

Please pass on my huge thanks to Lex for what a fantastic job she did. After 7 hours in custody it was so lovely to have someone with a friendly face and kind manner put my mind and emotions at ease. Lex went above and beyond what was required in order to help me. So a very warm heartfelt thanks to her and to your firm - an absolute credit to the criminal justice system. The help to me was invaluable. Thank you so, so much. New client - May 2019

I couldn't have asked for a better firm than Old Bailey Solicitors to defend me in the crown court. They went through my case with a fine-tooth comb and left no stone unturned, leading to a not guilty verdict.  The professional and emotional support I received from the team was second to none. I will recommend OBS for any matter and can assure the best outcome.

Acquitted client - May 2019

Tim, please can I thank you for support and attendance at the police station. It was most distressing and upsetting and I am so glad that I chose the option of having a solicitor present.

No further action - 2019

Karen, I really wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help. I would not have hesitated to hire your firm to represent me in my case. Likewise, I will personally recommend my friends and family should the future need arise to work with a great firm as yours and one people can trust with very high standards. Once again, my sincere thanks...it was very much appreciated.

Contented client of Karen Brookes' - 2019

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.

First time offender

I couldn’t thank you enough for all the help and support you’ve give me throughout this case, Camilla. I am so thankful and grateful for the outcome of this case, I couldn’t have gone through this without the support from you. Once again thank you so much I really appreciate the help.

Client who avoided custody

Thank you so much Karen. It has been an incredibly stressful time for us but your professionalism and guidance made the situation far more bearable. We knew we were 'in good hands,' from the moment I spoke to you and cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. You remained true to your words and because of your commitment to the case, we achieved the best possible outcome.

Charges withdrawn - July 2018

Camilla Rents was excellent throughout the whole engagement with OB Law. Not only was her legal knowledge exemplary, her calming and supportive manner that she showed to my son helped him get through this and minimised his anxiety and stress. Thank you so much Camilla.

Father of recently acquitted youth client

Your assistance, leading to a successful outcome, has played a big part in my son's recovery and we are very grateful.

Parent's of one of Rod Hayler's clients - June 2018

You’re a winner Camilla - great stuff!

Recent client - May 2018

You are absolutely the best. You worked tirelessly putting my case together. Jane, your care and concern was superb. Great result.

Recently acquitted client - April 2018

Camilla, I just wanted to thank you ever so much for the outstanding professional support you gave me and also for the calm and empathy that I felt and which helped a lot.

School head teacher - case dropped - February 2018

OBS were highly professional and supportive at a very difficult time. Rod Hayler provided rapid response to any queries.

Recent client - October 2017

Mr Aldred, I would like to say a big "Thank You" for supporting me during these false accusations which were made against me. I would like to inform you that i was recently informed that the case would be closed and no action would be taken. Once again, thank you for believing in me.

Recent client - no further action taken - August 2017

Thank you Rob...without your big effort, my sister wouldn't have been acquitted, we really appreciated your help.

Sister of acquitted client - July 2017

What marks Karen out as a solicitor of real substance is her enormous experience in defending people facing serious criminal charges. Clients of the firm have confidence in the high quality advice they receive from professionals who really know what they are doing, whether they have been investigated by the police, HMRC or regulatory bodies, including the MHRA, GPhC and H&S Executive.

Thomas Quinton, Barrister, Chambers of M.Moore QC & J.Christopher QC

I have been instructed by Camilla Rents on several occasions, and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Camilla’s cases are always thoroughly and meticulously prepared, and her first-rate tactical judgement is a huge asset when preparing cases. Her client-care is second-to-none, and her ability to provide accurate, practical advice, coupled with her friendly and personable manner, make her immensely popular with clients and counsel alike.

Oliver Kirk, 5SAH

If I know of anyone in need of a top level solicitor Rod Hayler would be my first port of call. He is unmatchable in his field and I count him as one of the finest criminal solicitors I have worked with in 30 years of practice. His ability to understand and communicate with the client is exceptional and he leaves no stone unturned in his case preparation.

In recent years we have worked together on cases of murder, fraud, bribery, rape, GBH and conspiracy to supply class A drugs, among others. His level of client care is first class and his attention to detail can, and often does, make the difference between success and failure.

Lewis Power QC, Church Court Chambers

I have worked closely with Old Bailey Solicitors for 10 years.They provide an excellent service in criminal defence, having a team of dedicated solicitors and caseworkers who provide impeccable case analysis and preparation. I have observed, in a wide variety of cases, their excellent client care and diligent preparation which is combined with their being able to provide clear and comprehensible advice in a client centred way. Camilla Rents is a first class solicitor who I unhesitatingly recommend: presentable, approachable yet with a good eye for detail and a steely determination to advance her clients interests.

David Osborne, 5PB

I can attest to the superb standard of this firm's work. The attention to detail and client care is second to none. More recently I have worked with Camilla Rents who exemplifies the best traditions of the practice. Thorough, dependable, well-prepared and able to give sound advice at all stages.

Christopher Jenkins, 5PB

I have worked alongside Rod Hayler for nearly two decades and he has been thorough and dedicated to his clients consistently throughout. When I have been asked for a personal recommendation by a friend or colleague there has never been any hesitation - it has always been Rod because I know that he will go the extra mile.

Jennifer Gray, Lamb Building

I have worked with the Old Bailey legal team for over 20 years. They have represented a wide variety of clients, applying the same care to all their  work from cases in the Magistrates’ Court to Murder and complex fraud. As a QC I have always got clear instructions, expert tactical input about trial strategy and a quick response to actions needed to help me and the client progress the case.

The two partners I have worked with closely are Rod Hayler and Rob Beighton. Rod is meticulous in his approach to all cases and very knowledgeable. Rob is very strong on providing client care and support for clients and their families. They both provide sound realistic legal advice arising from years of experience. They lead their excellent teams well to secure the best possible outcomes for clients.

Jeremy Wainwright, 3 Temple Gardens

Rod Hayler has instructed me for approximately 15 years. Those instructions have included the very gravest offences; huge conspiracies, grim sexual offences and murder.

It is my long-held view, that the right advice given early on in any case, gives each client the best chance of achieving the outcome which is most favourable to them. One of Rod’s real strengths, is his natural ability to grasp the real issues in the case, from the very first meeting with the client. Decisions taken at the police station and in advance of the client being formally interviewed, can have knock on consequences throughout the court process. In my experience, Rod invariably gives each client the very best advice, right from the start of their case.

Of equal importance, is the fact that Rod easily engages with people from all walks of life. Criminal trials are stressful events for those charged and no matter the client’s background or age, Rod remains in regular contact with both clients and their loved ones, throughout the duration of the court process. His advice is clear and honest and it is always given with the best interests of the client in mind.

Rod Hayler is a first rate solicitor and someone I would recommend most highly.

Rhodri James, 23 Essex Street Chambers

Karen is skilled, professional and yet remains affable and approachable. Her manner wins the  trust and confidence of her clients. She is engaging and will fight her client’s corner no matter the issues or the challenge. She is definitely a very safe pair of hands.

Garry Green, Barrister,Doughty Street Chambers

Karen is approachable and professional instilling confidence in her clients that they are in capable, tenacious, and diligent hands and above all that she cares about doing her very best for them.

Jane Humphryes QC, 3 Raymond Buildings

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