I prefer electronic credits to our bank, but I can accept credit/debit card payments for value of up to £5,000 F2F per day.  Please call or email me for my bank account details.

If you are paying by bank transfer, please quote the invoice number as your payment reference.  Please make whatever arrangements suit you best. 

My menu pricing for legal fees outside legal aid is this - 


£100 plus vat £20 = £120. A telephone conversation between you and me during which we can discuss your legal problem, and I can offer legal advice based on what you tell me.  



£300 plus vat £60 = £360. A sit down meeting f2f for one hour with me at my office. In it I will read any papers you bring me, while you are there with me. I will take your instructions and give you legal advice. I will advise you on your next steps, but I will not take any steps in your case. 



£600 plus vat £120 = £720. The above plus advance detailed reading of whatever you send me in advance. 



£900 plus vat £180 = £1,080. The above plus taking next steps in your case upon to an agreed defined limit. 



After that, it is too difficult to estimate future fees because I don't know how much future work will be needed. A lot of work leads to a big bill. Less work gives you a smaller bill. 



Be aware that once I am working outside these fixed fee figures, every phone call and every text and every email costs you money. Think before you incur that cost. 


I defended TN in Lewes Crown Court on a charge of GBH. His defence was that he had to defend himself against a group of others confronting him, and punched once to help himself. After three days of evidence, the Jury found in his favour and acquitted him.

I successfully defended XT in his trial at Brighton Magistrates Court on 12 September for speeding and failing to notify driver. He could not read and write and said that he did not understand the letter that the police sent to him asking who had been driving when speeding. The Clerk asked me why I was there 'for speeding?' Reply - nothing is too unimportant, and if it matters to an old client and his family, and they can't cope by themselves, then I turn out for them.

I defended TL in Southwark Crown Court over ten weeks - forty days. I led Justin Rivett from Warrens Law & Advocacy, Eastbourne, to whom I give my thanks and commendation.


The Police accused TL of defrauding clients in a solicitors firm to the tune of £900k, by draining clients money from client account into his pocket and the pockets of his partner FD. He says that he did not know about what was happening. TL was convicted. 

I was led by Simon Russell-Flint QC in the murder trial of NK at Lewes Crown Court. NK was accused of stalking and murdering his girlfriend. He denied the charge and after a three week trial, was that he was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, with a tariff of 25 years.

email from family of NK
'Dear Loretta, Steve and Paula
We just wanted to write and thank you for all you have done for N over the last 6 months or so.  We know it was an uphill battle and you have truly done your best for him.
You all have supported us through this nightmare and we won't ever forget your kindness to us especially these last few weeks.  
Steve, your communication throughout the trial was exceptional and it will be strange not seeing you every day and getting back to 'normal' life.
With kind regards
T & H'

contact details for us

Steve Wedd

 07 802802 539




Paula Bristow

077 88 99 0154



 Paula Bristow          Higher Court Advocate                                                                                                                                               Steve Wedd         Higher Court Advocate  



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