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Criminal Solicitors, Fraud and Regulatory Lawyers


Established a decade ago, we are a specialist criminal defence, fraud, regulatory and immigration practice based in the heart of London.

Our dynamic yet approachable lawyers have extensive experience in a number of practice areas, including:

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Reviews (36)

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A
15 December 2019

Firstly a huge thank you to bsb for helping me find monika who helped me with my case. I was stopped by tfl for having a card that was invalid to my use. Monika took my case and made me feel very at ease. I was very comfortable giving & receiving emails back. I was in the loop with what was going on and when I was explained that I had to do certain things and get documents I did so with no problem due to the directions and structure that took place. I was due to be prosecuted but with the evidence given, Monika wrote a great letter for me and I managed to get a written warning. All charges were dropped.

If you are looking for anyone to represent you bsb are the ones.

Thank you once again. My life has changed for the better and I couldnt thank monika enough. If you are going through a rough time and need help these are the people to turn to.

Many thanks.
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B
18 October 2019

Professional service, expert legal advise and knowledgeable on TFL fare evasion. Reasonable fees and no extra costs involved.
Positive outcome of my case of Fare Evasion
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T
18 May 2019

Seona White was wonderful, at a most worrying and distressing time, from my very first contact through to a very successful outcome, she kept me informed, was kind, helpful, calming and reassuring. She negotiated for me and prevented the need to attend interviews and ensured the outcome was the very best it could be, and with the least amount of effort or distress on my part, in addition she was very very fair on fees and even refunded some of my upfront cost because she hadn't needed to attend interviews with me either . Overall a great experience amidst one of the lowest points ever, cannot thank her and BSB enough, professional, caring and fair, are not things you can say often, but in this instance all were 150%. Highly recommended More...

J
25 April 2019

Cannot speak highly enough of the service I received from BSB. From the very first conversation, the team at BSB were professional and made me feel at ease. Their attentiveness and excellent communication throughout the process made me feel very reassured and I found them a pleasure to deal with. I believe that because of the thorough and timely way they dealt with my case, I was able to achieve an outcome better than I imagined, an out-of-court settlement, with minimal fine to pay. Would highly recommend BSB to anyone wanting professional, personable and responsive handling of any issue. More...

N
25 April 2019

Great customer experience and even better result, thank you.

J
26 March 2019

A massive thank you to Jonathan and James who presented a very strong case on my behalf and managed to attain an outcome that was not thought possible. I would most certainly use BSB for any future legal representations. More...

S
26 March 2019

I want to post a huge thank you to my daughters solicitor Miss Chloe H for helping and supporting them when they were wrongly accused of ABH. My daughters found this very stressful having this allegation against them, but Chloe made them feel at ease with her kind, helpful and caring approach and with her outstanding expertise the case was dropped. I would also like to send a huge thank you to Jim for his support and advice. More...

A
6 March 2019

Probably be able to help you if you made a mistakenly forgot to pay a fare or if it's a single fare offence. However, if you think they're going to help you with some like those 16+ oyster cards that students are buying. They are useless trust me they won't help you. They are not cheap trust me you could be paying anything from £300 to £600 depending on who handles your case. I've read a lot of forums online where people have used as well and haven't been able to change the outcome. More...

Z
24 February 2019

I am very happy with BSB, i was James Skelseys client and he was very honest and genuine and patient. He understood my case easily despite it being a difficult bizarre one. He always took he's time to respond to me whether it be text emails or phone calls.He was a prefectionist and did everything in detail and never rushed anything.He gave us confidence and we are extremely happy with the outcome. Would highly recommend him. :) More...

A
26 December 2018

Fantastic place!!! Mr James Skelsey turned everything around quickly. A very trustworthy man. By far the best solicitor i've come across!! Would highly recommend.

A
26 December 2018

Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable and responsiveness with a great outcome.I hired BSB firm to represent me in a TfL fare case in October 2018. James provided an excellent service and put his excellent knowledge to help me get the best results in something that could have effected my whole professional and personal life in the UK. We discussed everything that happened and even thought was a hard case he built a strong defense we the results could not have been better. More...

V
26 November 2018

Really great service and very professional. Turned things around very quickly and were the most efficient solicitors I have ever dealt with. Would certainly recommend.

I
27 October 2018

I highly recommend BSB Solicitors for any contentious matter or dispute. Mr Sahota is extremely professional, responsive and seeks the best outcome for his clients. He took calls out of hours and followed up exactly when he said he would. He offered clear advice, explaining all the potential outcomes along with the subsequent options. I was very pleased with the level of service provided and wouldn't hesitate to work with BSB Solicitors again. More...

R
1 August 2018

I recently contacted BSB Solicitors in relation to a potential fare evasion prosecution. I discussed the situation initially over the phone with Hannah and then met at the BSB office in Central London. Hannah put me at ease straight aware and was professional throughout my consultation. It is evident that she is very experienced in dealing with fare evasion prosecutions and aware of the impact that a potential prosecution can have on ones career and volunteer work. The whole situation was resolved very quickly in just over a week and much to my relief I received a warning for forgetting to tap in, rather than a prosecution and a criminal record. I would highly recommend Hannah and I am extremely grateful for all her help on resolving this situation so quickly. More...

A
6 July 2018

Back in September 2017, I came across a potential protection due to fare evasion. After a thorough research online my first point of contact was BSB because to their highly acclaimed reviews on both google and their website. I never thought I could get through it, being in my last year of law school my whole future was suddenly falling apart before my own eyes. However With Hannah's guidance I explained the events of my situation and how sorry I was for my actions. Hannah provided me with clear advice on the procedure and what I should be expecting in the upcoming weeks. I followed this and prepared absolutely everything which was required of me. within a month we were pleased with the outcome as TTFL had opted for a settlement rather than a prosecution. I am ever so grateful for Hannah and BSB's help and very much recommend them them to any one who is facing a criminal prosecution. More...

M
5 July 2018

BSB Solicitors acted for me in relation to false allegations made against me from another country whilst I had been working internationally some years ago. Whilst knowing of my total innocence, the seriousness of the accusations and the fact that it was made internationally caused much concern and a very lengthy investigation by the British authorities ensued. Whilst answering questions relating to the allegations BSB Solicitors gave excellent first hand advice and constant attention in support of my position. Happily the investigation has recently concluded with the British authorities coming to a conclusion that the allegations could not in any way be substantiated against me and that there would be no further action relating to the case. I am very grateful that I was able to have BSB Solicitors at my side during this very disturbing period of my life. More...

T
29 June 2018

I had the prospect of a criminal prosecution and sought the advice of BSB Solicitors on what to do. With Chloe and her team I explained the events of my situation and why I was being wrongly prosecuted. Chloe listened to the events and gave clear advice on what to do to prove my innocence. I followed this and Chloe prepared absolutely everything which was a weight off my mind. The end result was a successful dismissal of proceedings which I am so grateful for. I really appreciated the help Chloe and her team provided. Thank you. More...

B
28 June 2018

I am a client with BSB solicitors and recently they were working on my boyfriends case and they did a great job. I am really happy with their job and i recommend to anyone. You guys are the best solicitors. Thank you for your hard work. More...

G
20 June 2018

Highly recommended solicitors. Jim Skelsey who undertook my case was a proffessional, honest friendly man. He always listened and advised me accordingly. Always sought to produce the relevant evidence to argue a strong case. He Worked coherently with the barrister and I was absolutely overwhelmed with the outcome. A huge relief and sincere thank you to a very proffessional man/ firm. More...

E
8 June 2018

I cannot recommend BSB Solicitors enough and I am extremely grateful to Jonathan Black for his highly professional, calm, authoritative and personable approach which led to him resolving my case extremely quickly and efficiently. As soon as I met Jonathan and the team, I immediately felt at ease and had every faith in Jonathan handling my case successfully, which he did! Thank you! More...

D
31 May 2018

Our son was charged with fare evasion by TfL, and faced a criminal charge, even though he was travelling on a validated Oyster Card and had made a genuine mistake. We felt he had no option but to plead guilty, but having done so, we sought legal advice on his behalf from BSB, who have expertise in this area. Hannah at BSB could not have been more helpful and always responded promptly to our numerous emails, and she inspired confidence that a criminal conviction could be avoided. This proved to be the case, and the charge was reduced to a caution. Thank you Hannah! We would definitely recommend BSB. More...

S
25 May 2018

Special thanks to BSB Solicitors and especially James S who took on my case for "Failure to provide Urine Specimen".

Was involved in a car incident early this year and then was taken into custody, breath test was done but not valid due to health reason. I was then asked to provide 2 urine samples within an hour. 1 was provided and the 2nd wasn't and then got charged for it.

James was very professional, took his time to review the whole situation, analysing the written statement, tapes and cctv footage requested by him and then he was able to put forward a defence against them to prove my innocent I wasn't able to physically provide the 2nd urine sample despite they saying I was offered water and then refusing it which wasn't entirely true. It wasn't the perfect Birthday gift for me to appear in court but with the hard work of James S, I can now say its the perfect Birthday Gift at the end of it.

Am so overwhelmed and excited. Would definitely recommend to anyone 100% and thanks again to you and your team.
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R
25 April 2018

Many thanks to Jim, Jon and the rest of the BSB team. Your help and support was priceless.

M
12 April 2018

Without Jim Skelsey's help and hard work I would still be in prison. I was looking at seven years for a fraud I committed whilst in the manic phase of a bipolar episode. Yes I went to prison but for less than a year. During my trial I was hospitalized at a psychiatric unit and Jim visited me. He organized it for me to see a forensic psychiatrist and worked with my care coordinator and psychiatrist to put forward a defense.Sincere thanks Jim. Myles More...

M
11 March 2018

I can't thank Jim Skelsey enough for his work on my case. Seemingly against the odds I had my charges dropped before trial and walked off into the sun.

I was facing the prospect of a drugs conviction which would badly damage my career. Things were looking bleak as the prosecution had physical evidence and police witnesses.

However I had maintained my innocence from the beginning and dug in. Jim represented me at my pretrial hearing and put forward my defence. We now had a witness of our own and put the prosecution to proof on some of their evidence. This was not going to be an open and shut case for the prosecution.

Two months before the trial I received news from Jim that the prosecution had decided not to proceed, citing lack of evidence. Needless to say I was over the moon. This result was made possible by Jim fighting my case and guiding me through the process.

I highly recommend Jim and the BSB team, thanks guys!
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A
1 March 2018

After many anxious hours being detained at a police station, I met Chloe Hingley from BSB Solicitors, and I immediately felt at ease. Her very professional and caring manner put my mind at rest. She seemed to have a great deal of empathy as this was my first time in police custody

She gave me great advice and I am very relieved to say the end result was exactly what I wanted, and no further action was taken. I would wholeheartedly recommend BSB Solicitors.
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E
22 February 2018

Thank you for your good sound advice and quick response to my questions. You were professional and we felt in safe hands. We are very pleased we contacted your excellent firm.

T
15 January 2018

I was extremely happy to have my Lawyer James Skelsey confirm the "no further action" status of my case today. James was as professional and savvy as they come and i am highly grateful for his help. I would highly recommend James and BSB solicitors to anyone. More...

J
26 September 2017

I cannot thank you enough for helping me resolve this matter. You were professional, kind and always there for me when I had a question. It was quite a long and upsetting process and I thought I couldn't do it anymore but you encouraged me till the end, Finally I was found NOT guilty and now I'm feeling free again, thank you Jonathan Black and Colin Wells. I would highly recommend them. More...

A
26 July 2017

Best solicitors firm around. Jim skelsky went the extra mile and got a good result for us, very friendly, professional, and fought our corner. Very understanding and caring of mental issues in young adults. I highly recommend this firm. More...

K
14 June 2017

Bsb literally saved my life in court I was looking at 5 years but thanks to bsb I won my trial basically got found not guilty on 11 counts out of 12 counts and only got found guilty on the most minor offence Which led to time served in prison and was release immediately a big thank you to James skelsey and bsb real life savers . I highly recommend them because they have been a huge help and success for me over the last couple of years helped me avoid so. I have prison sentences. More...

J
17 May 2017

I was charged last year and chose Jonathan Black to deal with my case. He was highly pragmatic and professional in dealing with my case from start to finish. I am proud to have used Jonathan Black for my case. Needless to say i was rightfully found not guilty. I highly recommend BSB Solicitors. More...

K
23 March 2017

I would just like to say a big thank you to Mr Jim Skelsey, who represented my partner at court on Tuesday 21st March. The crime he was accused of was beyond unbelievable, but jim took the case on and the outcome was as he expected! He was very professional and helpful and knew how to present the case to our satisfaction. I would like to highly recommend this very special firm of solicitors, a big thankyou to jim for help to keep my highly stung partner on track ( not an easy task ) kind regard again katrina Anna Cushnahan. More...

B
22 March 2017

This is the best solicitor firm I have ever used been with them 10yrs+ Jim skelsey is a LEGEND.... I recommend him and anybody else at B. S.B to anyone with any cases their success rate is 10/10. -M. Baker More...

J
17 March 2017

1st time experiences in court can be very daunting , I write this review in light of recent events. First of all magistrates court and then two crown court visits as well as a prolonged newton hearing. All this took place over a 6 month period .Things didn't look good.Without the support and guidance of James Skelsey of BSB solicitors things could have and I believe would have been a result of a custodial sentence, but with his vast knowledge and experience he saved the day and no custodial sentence was passed. Myself and my whole family cant thank all at BSB solicitors enough. More...

J
25 November 2016

I was charged in September with two offences including possession of a bladed article in a public place and use of threatening/aggressive language in a public place. I appointed Rabia Mir as my barrister for this case. Yesterday on the 24/11/16 i was acquitted of both charges at Highbury magistrates court. Filled with confidence in her abilities from the start to the end of the case, I am hereby fully advocating Rabia Mir's credentials as one of the top barristers in London and i highly recommend her services. More...

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