BSB Solicitors was formed in 2002 by the current partners Jon Black and Jim Skelsey, who along with Paul Butcher, previously practised at top Legal 500 Criminal Law practices in London.

Who We Are

BSB Criminal solicitors have quickly developed a strong reputation for high-quality criminal defence work.

Specialising in all aspects of criminal defence including:

BSB Criminal defence team have also advised and represented individuals in war crimes investigations in the UK and abroad.

In 2014 we opened our specialist immigration department.

Professional Memberships

  • Awarded a specialist quality mark by the Legal Aid Agency we are authorised to provide representation by the C
    riminal Defence Service.


  • Using leading-edge case management technology a team of secretarial and paralegal support staff available to support our solicitors. We have a dedicated meeting room for private consultations and facilities for examining video and audio evidence.
  • All our communications are transmitted securely to participants in the Criminal Justice Information Technology Project (CJIT), and the Criminal Justice Secure Mail service (CJSM).

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Working alongside community and legal action groups our lawyers are committed to pro bono work.