Firm Profile > Birds Solicitors > London, England

Birds Solicitors
SW18 2PT

Crime: general Tier 2

'Excellent firm' Birds Solicitors is 'fully committed to providing a first class service for its clients'. The team handles a broad spectrum of serious criminal matters, including historic sexual offences, drugs conspiracies, murder, road traffic and motoring offences, and financial crime, and also undertakes a high level of legal aid work. The 'hugely experienced' and 'incredibly hardworking' practice head Steven Bird is 'a cerebral lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law'. Associate James Peacham is 'an excellent perfomer'; 'a hands on practitioner who goes the extra mile for clients'.


The firm is a paragon of good practice‘.

Steven Bird is an evergreen authority in criminal defence law‘.

James Peacham is a first-rate associate – thorough, bright and empathetic‘.


Birds Solicitors is an established premier outfit specialising in heavy weight serious and general crime, fraud, bribery, corruption and extradition.  The firm provides excellent and thorough advice at a nationwide level to business professionals, celebrities and public figures but also remains committed to the more vulnerable within society.


Serious & General Criminal Defence:

Since its inception, Birds Solicitors has remained at the forefront of the profession for its commitment to and handling of the most significant, complex and high-profile cases.   The firm provides expert advice in relation to the full gambit of criminal offences with a particular focus upon homicide and historical sexual offending.  The firm holds a highly regarded appellate department and routinely represents individuals who have faced potential miscarriages of justice.  

Financial Crime:

The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most complex financial crime matters in recent years and boasts extensive experience in cases concerning insider dealing, bribery, corruption and fraud.  The firm undertakes a substantial amount of confiscation work and is regularly sought out by individuals having not acted during the substantive proceedings.


Birds Solicitors hold substantial experience in successfully defending in complex extradition proceedings both at first instance and on appeal in relation to both Part 1 & 2 European Arrest Warrants.

Human Trafficking:

The firm leads in this important area of work and covers a variety of aspects such as defending in criminal proceedings brought against victims of trafficking, appeals against such convictions, civil actions against authorities for non-investigation, applications for compensation following convictions being overturned.  The firm is routinely invited to provide training and advice to the wider profession and corporates.

Department Name Email Telephone
Serious/ General Crime Steven Bird
Corporate/ Financial Crime Steven Bird
Regulatory Steven Bird
Extradition James Peacham
Appeals Martyn Fisher
Road Traffic Matters Chris Coss
Prison Law Louisa Ferrari
Sports Law Evans Amoah Nyamekye
Human Trafficking Philippa Southwell
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Evans Amoah-Nyamekye  photo Mr Evans Amoah-Nyamekye
Mr Steven Bird  photo Mr Steven Bird
Ms Claire Bostock  photo Ms Claire Bostock
Mr Chris Coss  photo Mr Chris Coss
Miss Kristine Eggert  photo Miss Kristine Eggert
Mrs Louisa Ferrari  photo Mrs Louisa Ferrari
Mr Martyn Fisher  photo Mr Martyn Fisher
Mr Nick Goss  photo Mr Nick Goss
Miss Cynthia Hunt  photo Miss Cynthia Hunt
Ms Nahid Khaliq  photo Ms Nahid Khaliq
Mr Mark McKeever  photo Mr Mark McKeever
Ms Sarah Mirza  photo Ms Sarah Mirza
Mr Paul Morgan  photo Mr Paul Morgan
Mr James Nicholls  photo Mr James Nicholls
Mr Jeremy Nicholls  photo Mr Jeremy Nicholls
Mr James Peacham  photo Mr James Peacham
Ms Talitha Purcell-Gilpin  photo Ms Talitha Purcell-Gilpin
Miss Philippa Southwell  photo Miss Philippa Southwell
Ms Jennifer Winter  photo Ms Jennifer Winter
Number of UK partners : 1
Number of other UK fee-earners : 20