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Reeds Solicitors

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South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 1

Reeds Solicitors

Reeds Solicitors' large south east team operates across several offices, most notably Reading and Oxford, and acts on the full spectrum of criminal cases.  The 'well-organised and efficient' practice is home to a team including barristers and solicitor-advocates who deal with high-profile historic sexual offences, terrorism and serious violent crime cases, as well as drug and modern slavery-related cases. 'Extremely knowledgeable' practice co-head Stuart Matthews is noted for his work in serious and complex cases, along with fellow co-heads Neil Jarvis and Julian Richards.

Practice head(s):Neil Jarvis; Julian Richards; Stuart Matthews

Other key lawyers:Amy French; Alexa Clement


'Reeds demonstrated a professional and personal practice in its undertaking of my case.'

'The firm proved itself well able to deal with the demands of a huge case, putting in the hours and working through a huge amount of material to make sure the client got the best service.'

'Reeds is an effective and efficient set of lawyers who appear to want to go the extra mile for the client and are not simply concerned with the next case.'

'Reeds has impressed me with its attention to detail, straight talking and experience.'

'Stuart Matthews has a particular ability to engage with his clients on a personal level, and as a result is extremely popular.'

'Stuart Matthews stands out as a committed, dedicated and passionate defence solicitor.'

'Neil Jarvis is a seasoned professional who goes to great efforts to ensure that cases are handled expertly.'

'Julian Richards shows both an impressive breadth of knowledge within his field and a very personal and engaged manner with those he is representing'

'At Reeds, there is a real passion for the work and clients recognise the dedication that is given to securing the best possible results.'

'Julian Richards is a first-class litigator and lawyer'

Work highlights

  • Represented a client in a very high-profile, historic sexual abuse case.
  • Representing a client charged with a terrorism offence.
  • Successfully represented a client jointly charged with another for common assault by beating.
  • Securing a conditional discharge for a repeat offender charged with a non-dwelling burglary.
Leading individuals

Julian Richards - Reeds Solicitors

Stuart Matthews - Reeds Solicitors

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South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 3

Reeds Solicitors

Key areas of expertise for Reeds Solicitors' Reading and Oxford-based offices include divorce, financial claims, injunctions, care proceedings, arrangements for children and child abduction. Team head James Ferry and Rod Fowler are the key advisors.

Practice head(s):James Ferry, Rod Fowler

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