Steve Wedd

I qualified as a solicitor in 1984, which give me over thirty years of practice in Sussex in criminal law.  I am in the courts local to you or in London daily dealing with every aspect of crime. 


You’re interested in my professional abilities – that's why you’re reading this.  I am, like Paula, a Crown Court advocate, spending the majority of my working time in the police stations and the Crown Court here in Sussex and in London.  I have done every trial, from illegal parking and speeding, up to rape, conspiracy, fraud, assault, and theft.  If you’re accused of it, I've dealt with it. 


No one writes their biog for their website claiming to be second best.  Therefore, like any write up, take this lot with a pinch of salt, and try me out for yourself.  Ask your family and friends what they made of me, and let real life assessments by people you trust guide you. 


Amongst other things, I hold the CPC in Transport Operations, qualifying me to be a Transport Manager for truck operations.  I am licensed to drive artics, coaches, and motorcycles, and bicycles. 


I was the founding Hon. Secretary of the CLSA, the premier club for criminal solicitors, and I led it for twenty years.  For fifteen years, I ran the duty solicitor scheme in Brighton, holding the duty solicitor registration number 33 in England and Wales.  



You want to choose your lawyer, based on your experience or the recommendations of trusted friends.  Call me. 




KH - careless driving acquittal, Brighton Magistrates Court July 2018

'Having been warned by someone in the know that ineffectual defence solicitors could be found in abundance, I set about finding, through personal contacts, a law practice that would do an effective job in defending me against a driving charge. My enquiries led to Bristow, Wedd and the services of Steve Wedd himself.


Steve set about my defence with the utmost professionalism using modern technology coupled with forensic skill to reveal the weaknesses in the prosecution case. His cross examination of the main prosecution witness was relentless leading to his exposure as being both ignorant of the Highway Code and unreliable as an individual.


Steves attention to detail and preparation of case papers to assist the Court with its assessment of the allegation was meticulous.


Before the trial had commenced, Steve had requested, successfully, that I be allowed to sit behind him in the court rather than standing in the dock. Having obtained my acquittal, he then obtained my costs from the Court.


Bristow, Wedd is a thoroughly professional practice and is recommended without reservation.'

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.

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Steve Wedd

 07 802802 539



Paula Bristow

077 88 99 0154



 Paula Bristow          Higher Court Advocate                                                                                                                                               Steve Wedd         Higher Court Advocate