Ian Clift > Jerman Samuels & Pearson LLp > Benfleet, England > Lawyer Profile

Jerman Samuels & Pearson LLp
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A director of the firm Ian heads the Crown Court department of the firm and has been with the firm since the beginning.

Having been appointed a Higher Court Advocate (Crime) in 2007 he regularly appears in the Crown Court conducting serious cases across the spectrum and in particular offences of violence.

Noted for his work in serious and complex crime, he regularly leads in cases including; major drug supply conspiracies, murder, sexual offences and trafficking and organised crime cases.

Duty Solicitor for the Magistrates Court and Police Station Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme

Member of Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates

Specialist in all aspects of criminal and road traffic law

Ranked in the Legal 500 Guide as a “Recommended Lawyer”

‘Ian Clift is a dedicated and canny lawyer. He is tactically astute and gets the big decisions right, from arrest and interview, right the way throughout the life of a case.’ – Legal 500

Lawyer Rankings

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

The large Essex-based practice at Jerman Samuels & Pearson LLP is regularly instructed in high-profile cases and offers clients an in-house advocacy department which allows for the continuity of representation in serious Crown Court cases. Experienced criminal lawyers Mark Jerman, Simon Samuels and Ian Clift founded the practice, and consultant solicitor Matthew Bone also has ‘a very good knowledge of criminal law and is an effective advocate in the Crown Court.’