Dedicated to the pursuit of justice and at the forefront of human rights, criminal, modern slavery and regulatory law

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Southwell & Partners is a leading cross-disciplinary law firm, our team of internationally acclaimed lawyers have a reputation for being leaders in their field


Our Background

Southwell & Partners is dedicated to the pursuit of justice and is at the forefront of human rights, criminal, modern slavery and regulatory legal work. We offer a wide range of legal advisory services, including litigation and advocacy for both individuals, businesses and other public bodies to address potential civil and criminal liability both domestically and internationally.



Who Are We?

Our team have been involved in many of the leading and significant criminal and modern slavery cases of the last decade and are highly experienced in both domestic, European, and international law



What others say about our team

Philippa Southwell has been recognised by The Law Society as the leading lawyer in this field of modern slavery and crime. They have described her as ‘a fierce criminal defence solicitor, who specialises in defending and representing victims of human trafficking who have been prosecuted for criminal offences. She is a leading criminal solicitor in this field’.

The Law SocietyRegarding Philippa Southwell

Steven Bird has been rated as a star individual in the Chambers and Partners directory since 2011 and has been described as having “excellent technical experience and ability, allowing him to identify issues at an early stage”. He has been described as “a true class act”, “a lawyer’s lawyer” and “a superb solicitor whose judgement can be trusted implicitly”

Chambers and PartnersRegarding Steven Bird

He is highly recommended in Chambers and Partners, ranked in Financial Crime, Crime, and Crime; described by them as: "Fantastic and incredibly hard-working." "He's very on top of his cases and a very good lawyer." “An incredibly fair advocate – he is really respected by the court as he is reasonable, measured and incredibly bright.” “He really is first class.”

Chambers and PartnersRegarding Ben Douglas-Jones QC

"He is very good at explaining things to clients and being easily accessible. He is also good on his feet and on paper too." "He is very impressive in complex cases, and he can do a very broad range of work which is helpful in inquests where specialisms can overlap. He is realistic. He identifies the points that are worth pursuing and he is tenacious when questioning witnesses without ever alienating a jury. He is tenacious but fair, which gets him the answers he is looking for.

Chambers and Partners 2016Regarding Jim Robottom


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