Meet the Team – Grant Long

Grant Long

Grant Long

Grant is lead advocate at our Surrey office. He has extensive experience in criminal matters, representing clients accused of serious crime from sexual and violent offending to complex fraud, and offences concerning drugs and drink driving.

Meet the Team - Grant Long

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts designed to provide you with some information about the team at Old Bailey Solicitors, what they do and why they do it! 

 

Today its the turn of tiger interrogator and sometime licensing legend, Grant Long

 

 

 

What is your job title? 

 

Associate Solicitor  

 

How long have you been with Old Bailey Solicitors? 

 

 5 years

 

What did you do before joining Old Bailey Solicitors? 

 

Having graduated from Southampton University and Guildford Law School, I worked within a commercial insurance firm before qualifying as a solicitor in 2006 with a law firm specialising in criminal defence law. 

 

What made you decide to become a criminal defence specialist? 

 

This is easily the most exciting area of law to practice in. Chance to see your efforts make a real difference to people’s lives in often distressing and challenging times for them.

 

Describe your typical day at work 

 

It varies each day.  One day I could be representing someone appearing in custody before the court, the next defending a Trial and then representing someone detained at a Police Station.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job? 

 

 Securing a not guilty verdict at Trial.

 

What do you find most challenging? 

 

 It requires stamina to remain at the Police Station through the night until the very early hours of the morning.

 

If you could implement one single change to the criminal justice system, what would it be? 

 

Increased funding for the treatment of mental illness or for those with addictions to drugs or alcohol. All major contributors to crime.

Grant Long

Grant Long

Grant is lead advocate at our Surrey office. He has extensive experience in criminal matters, representing clients accused of serious crime from sexual and violent offending to complex fraud, and offences concerning drugs and drink driving.

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