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Reeds Solicitors
3 Kings Meadow
Ferry Hinksey Road
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Work Department

Private Crime Team


Partner, Solicitor-Advocate


Stuart is a Partner and one of the founding members of the firm. A highly accomplished Solicitor-Advocate based in our Oxford office, Stuart has amassed a wealth of experience during the course of his practice, and now primarily accepts instructions from our private clients.

He regularly represents clients in the Police Station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

Clients consistently return to Stuart because of his complete commitment to dealing with each and every case with exceptional care and skill, always ensuring clients are kept fully informed of their options, and the procedures involved throughout.

Stuart has been instructed in a number of high profile cases. He is consistently retained by those accused of being part of “Asian sex gangs” and by members of the travelling community facing charges of slavery, servitude and forced labour. He regularly deals with cases of the utmost gravity, including murder, rape, drug conspiracies and firearms offences. As such he is often the solicitor of choice for those involved in serious criminal matters.

He also represents those accused of road traffic offences and has an unparalleled record in arguing exceptional hardship, ensuring that those at risk of losing their licence under the totting up regulations are able to continue driving despite acquiring 12 or more penalty points.



Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Stuart MatthewsReeds Solicitors

Spanning across several offices, the criminal defence practice at Reeds Solicitors is ‘agile and modern’, according to clients, and offers the full spectrum of services. ‘Class actStuart Matthews, who is based in Oxford, oversees the team and is experienced in complex criminal matters pertaining to serious sexual offences and drug-related crime. Other practice co-heads Neil Jarvis and Tom Brymer in Basingstoke also comprise the core team. Julian Richards is highly praised by clients and is recommended for murder cases and large-scale drug conspiracies. Elsewhere, Jayne Wilkinson from the Magistrates Court team is also a key contact.