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Mark Haslam

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BCL Solicitors LLP

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Serious and general crime; business crime and regulation.


Partner specialising in all forms of criminal defence work from the Police Station to the Crown Court, including financial crime, large-scale drugs cases, murder and manslaughter, public order offences, assault and sexual offences. Also specialises in motoring cases, including driving with excess alcohol, failure to provide specimens, causing death by dangerous driving/careless driving, dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, speeding, no insurance, totting up disqualifications, exceptional hardship arguments and Section 172 Notices of Intended Prosecution. Represents many well-known public figures from the fields of sport, politics and the arts, particularly acting for a number of current and former professional footballers, first-class cricketers, professional rugby players, jockeys and trainers.


Trained Claude Hornby & Cox; qualified 1981; partner Claude Hornby & Cox; partner Magrath & Co; partner BCL 1998. Regular broadcaster and commentator on criminal legal affairs on radio, television and at seminars and conferences.


Higher Courts Rights of Audience; London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (former president); former member Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee; Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association.


Wellington College, Berkshire; Cambridge University (1979 MA Law).


Rugby, horse racing, theatre and cricket.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

‘Fantastic criminal law practice’ BCL Solicitors LLP acts for high-profile clients in the fields of business, sport, entertainment and media. Areas of expertise include sexual offences, domestic violence, public order offences, serious assault, murder, manslaughter, drugs matters and motoring offences. Recent high-profile clients include Shane Warne and Charles Elphicke MP. Paul Morris heads the team supported by Rachel Hubbard whose ‘strategy, attention to detail and client care is second to none’. Ellen Peart and Mark Haslam are also recommended.

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