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

Reeds Solicitors
4 York Court
Upper York Street

Work Department



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 > Crime: general

(Leading individuals)

Stephen CliffordReeds Solicitors

Based in Bristol, the team at Reeds Solicitors has developed a reputation among its clients for ‘outstanding professionalism, expertise in the field, resilience, tact and focus‘. Its lawyers are dedicated to criminal and prison law, with substantial experience in criminal defence. The group often works alongside colleagues across the country, with an increasing focus on complex and private crime matters. Jointly heading the group are solicitor-advocates Stephen Clifford, who leads on Crown Court work, and Nicola Hutchinson, who was promoted to partner in 2020, having established herself as an expert in private client and magistrates’ court issues. The ‘exceptional‘ Andy Lee, also a solicitor-advocate and accredited duty solicitor, is building a reputation for defending clients against serious criminal allegations.