Mr Steven Bird > Birds Solicitors > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Birds Solicitors
61 WANDSWORTH HIGH STREET
LONDON
SW18 2PT
England

Work Department

Fraud/ Serious Crime

Position

A senior lawyer at the firm dealing with serious crime, fraud and regulatory work and POCA confiscation cases. Has been involved in numerous high-value fraud and corruption cases including two of the largest FCA prosecuted insider dealing conspiracies Operation Saturn and Operation Tabemula as well as representing a journalist in the corruption investigation Operation Elveden. Was involved in both the LIBOR and the Foreign Exchange rigging investigations and represented an MP during the MP expenses investigation. Has defended in cases brought by the FCA, SFO, HMRC as well as the Cyber-crime and serious fraud divisions of the CPS. Is regularly instructed in serious cases involving murder, drugs, blackmail or serious sexual offences. Has advised high profile individuals on criminal matters including professional footballers and TV personalities. Often takes over cases at the confiscation stage and has expertise in POCA proceedings. Advises regularly on cases at the appellate level and in applications to the CCRC.

Career

Trained Simons Muirhead & Burton; qualified 1990; solicitor 1990-93; partner 1993-todate. Publications: Police Station Advisers’ Index by Spiro and Bird (4th edition) Thomson Sweet & Maxwell; Taylor on Criminal Appeals (2nd edition) – Contributor (wrote the chapter on funding); contributes articles to Lexis Nexis and Westlaw; CPDCast – podcasts on police station practice and funding on appeal cases.

Languages

English;
French.

Memberships

The Law Society of England & Walkes;
London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association ((‘LCCSA’) committee member);
Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association ((‘CALA’) chairman);
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (‘POCLA’);
Fraud Lawyers Association (‘FLA’).

Education

Royal Liberty School, Romford; Universite de Limoges (France) (1985 Diplome d’etudes juridiques françaises); University of Birmingham (1986 LLB Law/French); College of Law, Guildford (1987 LSF); University of Birmingham (1988 LLM).

Leisure

Football (playing still), golf, family, Arsenal.