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During the Coronavirus public health emergency, the firm remains open to clients for advice and assistance. In order to protect the public and our staff, our office is currently open to the public by appointment with our solicitors working remotely where possible. We are attending courts, prisons and police stations either via video or in person depending on the circumstances. Please email or call the individual that you wish to contact.  If you do not know who you need to speak to, please email info@birds.eu.com or call the firm’s main telephone number. If you hear a voicemail message, please do not hang up but leave a message as it will be emailed automatically to the individual who will call you back.

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Birds Solicitors offers advice in a range of areas including regulatory compliance, allegations of fraud and other criminal offences, modern slavery and human trafficking, inquests, extradition, prison law, advocacy and sports law.

The firm’s reputation has been built on its excellence in defending those individuals unfortunate enough to be investigated or prosecuted for criminal offences, whatever the seriousness of the offence. We work under legal aid where it is available to the individual or on a privately funded basis where it is not. Our criminal cases cover the whole spectrum of offences, from the police station to the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and into the Appellate Courts.


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Another of our cases has been referred to the Court of Appeal today by the CCRC @ccrcupdate. The application was made by James Nicholls instructing Jonathan Rose @45GRAYSINNSQ. Full details here: https://ccrc.gov.uk/news/ccrc-refers-conviction-due-to-concerns-about-prosecution-witness/

Released after 18 years in prison for a murder he did not commit

David Emanuel QC & @Wainwright_Tom, of GC, I/B @StevenBird63 (@BirdsSolicitors) have secured the acquittal of a man wrongly convicted of murder in 2004 after an unprecedented three appeals. https://bit.ly/3qc4F3X

Birds Solicitors (Steven Bird) with David Emanuel QC and Tom Wainwright of @GardenCtCrime secure acquittal of Gary Walker in murder re-trial 18 years after the original wrongful conviction. https://birds.eu.com/gary-walker-acquitted-of-murder-after-18-years-in-prison/

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martyn Fisher last night after a period of illness aged 67. Martyn was a wonderful and compassionate lawyer and colleague. Our thoughts are with his family. https://birds.eu.com/martyn-fisher/