About us

About the firm

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 closed to the public but all solicitors are still working. 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.  We are able to arrange telephone or video consultations and can deal with cases at court and the police station as well as providing prison law advice.

Birds Solicitors are criminal defence specialists with expertise in regulatory and fraud matters and a growing involvement in sports law, especially related to football. We were members of the Legal Aid Agency’s now abandoned Serious Fraud and VHCC Panels and are Privy Council agents.

The firm was established on 2nd October 2000. Steven Bird was previously partners at Simons Muirhead & Burton. Steven Bird had established a branch office for Simons Muirhead & Burton in Wandsworth specialising in criminal defence work in March 1998. That office was taken over as Birds Solicitors from 2nd October 2000.

The firm specialises in criminal defence work and deals with general crime, serious fraud and a large amount of appellate work and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Although the firm deals largely with criminal law, we also advise in regulatory matters and in prison law. We are developing a sports law department focussing on representation at disciplinary panels and advising on player contract terms.

Our criminal cases range from the minor to the most serious, from the police station to the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and into the Appellate Courts. We also represent claimants in applications for compensation from the Home office for miscarriages of justice.

We are highly recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories as one of the top firms in London for criminal and fraud work. Steven Bird is highly recommended in Chambers & Partners as an individuals and is also listed as a leading individual in the Legal 500.

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We have produced a number of guidance booklets on various aspects of the work that we undertake which can be downloaded from the buttons below.