Stefan Baard

Senior Solicitor

Stefan qualified as a Lawyer in South Africa practising mainly criminal law before coming to the UK. After initially working at a large corporate firm in London for many years he qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and returned to criminal law. Stefan joined us in 2013 and brought with him a focused and equally impressive knowledge of criminal law. Having spent many years dealing with all aspects of crime

Stefan’s ability and eye for detail gave him exposure in challenging and defending the most serious of crimes for which he has earned his reputation,  his determination and beliefs give him the motivation and drive to ensure all his clients receive the best possible defence.

Stefan has acted for clients in respect of a wide range of offences ranging from shoplifting to multi-handed murders. He has also acted in multi-handed armed robberies of High Street banks, cash-in-transit robberies, fraud and rape. Recently he acted for two Defendants in the largest graffiti prosecution in the country which received widespread newspapers coverage. A number of his cases have been reported in the national press.

Stefan is also a member of the Law Society Criminal Accreditation panel and deals with criminal matters on the duty solicitor’s rota. He is also police station and court duty accredited and deals with both private and publicly funded clients.