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James Saunders

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A lifetime’s experience of traditional crime and appellate work.

A lecturer and commentator on criminal law; a leader in forensic issues in crime; noted as a leading criminal lawyer in “The Legal 500” and “Chambers Directory”; described by “The Legal 500” as a ‘consummate strategist, and his judgment on the long view of cases is spot on’. One of The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ lawyers for 2013.

Additionally, now heads teams on Regulatory and Litigation law cases. Recent cases of note include:

  • Rimmington – inside dealing;
  • Twomey – trial without jury;
  • Tony Martin – self defence.
  • Chapman – Phone hacking issues for News International’s Director of Legal Services
  • Hillsborough - acting for the families bereaved in this tragedy
  • Undercover Policing Enquiry by Pitchford LJ

Educated at King Edward VII Grammer School Sheffield; Leicester University LLB. Born 1948 and resides in London.

A founder member of North Kensington Law Centre 1970; admitted 1972; founder of Saunders & Co 1974; founder 1990 and current director of Westminster Drug Project.

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Partner of Head of Civil Liberties at Saunders Law, Nia Williams, has commented on the proposals contained within the Queen's Speech in relation to the creation of a Public Advocate. The ann...

Guilty Plea Discounts

24 May 2017

Anyone who is sentenced for a criminal offence on or after 1 June 2017 will be subject to new guidelines concerning the credit given for a guilty plea. It is generally the case that a defend...