Stephen Clifford > Reeds Solicitors > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Reeds Solicitors
4 York Court
Upper York Street

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Partner, Solicitor-Advocate


Stephen is a solicitor-advocate and a Partner of the firm.  Although a highly accomplished duty solicitor with over 20 years’ experience expertly defending clients at the Magistrates Court, Stephen also offers his clients a truly seamless service through his ability to represent them in cases before the Crown Court, where his clients benefit from his undoubted talent for advocacy.

As a previous member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel, Stephen truly appreciates the value of listening to his clients, and appreciating and understanding their needs.  With a true commitment to ensuring quality service and the best possible chance of success, he is able to put himself their shoes; taking time to carefully explain the nature of the case and the strength of the evidence in a way they can understand.

Stephen has built a reputation for applying a methodical approach to all his cases, enabling him to identify the real issues and to understand even the smallest detail, meaning that those who instruct him can be assured of honest and genuinely informed advice.  His reputation is such that it has seen him instructed to advise a national Road Traffic Act insurer in relation to Road Traffic Act offences, as well as being retained to provide advice to their insured drivers.



Lawyer Rankings

South West > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

(Leading Individuals)

Stephen CliffordReeds Solicitors

Reeds Solicitors acts in the defence of clients facing a range of serious criminal allegations, ranging from murder, to sexual abuse, to drug trafficking. The team is jointly led by the Stephen Clifford, who heads up the crown court side of the practice, and the ‘absolutely superb’ Nicola Hutchinson, who focuses on magistrates’ court cases. The practice has a strong track record in handling complex matters, such as cases involving defendants with mental health issues; Hutchinson is also particularly noted for her work in gang-related cases. Andy Lee is a ‘first class litigator’ with a varied workload, including fraud and organised crime, and has carved out a niche in representing defendants from the Chinese community.