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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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No HCAs from our firm will join the LAA's list to provide cover for absent instructed advocates during the @TheCriminalBar no returns action. LAA Contract compliance requires firms only to instruct advocates from their approved list. Anyone on that list is unlikely to be on ours

It's that time of year: the duty solicitor semiannual rota shows the loss of 231 legal aid duty solicitors in the last year, down to 4235. -5.2% pa. We have lost 25 firms with duty solicitors in the last year. It has been falling steadily since 2017, but MOJ are in no rush...

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