Ed Fish is a Director of Bishop & Light Solicitors. He qualified in 1998 and practises in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts. He’s a criminal law specialist and also has particular expertise in road traffic cases. He’s defended in many serious cases, including murder, serious sexual offences and a complex health and safety investigation following a fatality.
Ramon Pape is a Director of Bishop & Light Solicitors. He qualified in 2000 and specialises in advocacy in the Magistrates Court and at Mental Health Tribunals. He’s a member of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel and has particular expertise in representing Mentally Disordered Offenders. He also speaks Dutch, German and French.
John Hunter, Solicitor
Jason La Corbiniere completed the Bar Vocational Course in 1998. Before joining Bishop & Light in 2005, he worked at the Treasury Solicitors’ Office on the Bloody Sunday, Rosemary Nelson and Zahid Mubarek public inquiries.
He now works exclusively in criminal law and became an admitted solicitor in 2010. His diligence and enthusiasm is greatly valued by clients.
Andrew Bishop is the Managing Director of Bishop & Light Solicitors. He qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and was a founding partner of the firm in 1995.
Andrew specialises in Litigation and Advocacy in complex cases and has recently defended in a highly complex copyright fraud case. Chambers and Partners Legal Directory described him as a “class act, pro-active and fearless in the representation of clients”.
Kevin Light is a Director of Bishop & Light Solicitors. He qualified as a solicitor in 1989 and was a founding partner of the firm in 1995.
Kevin specialises in Litigation and Advocacy. He was the litigator in the landmark cases of R v Preddy (mortgage fraud) and R v Saik (money laundering). Much of his work is in the area of financial crime, including cases under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Sophie Withers, Solicitor and Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel
Alan Prosser has worked in criminal law since 1996 and joined Bishop & Light in 2004. He has extensive experience as a Police Station Advisor and in the preparation of Crown Court cases. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and, in 2008, was one of the first private Legal Executives to gain rights of audience in the Magistrates Courts.
Steven Langdell has worked in the legal profession since 1972, specialising in criminal defence for 25 years. He has been an Accredited Police Station Advisor since 1998 and he joined Bishop & Light in 2005. He has particular expertise in defending those accused of sexual offences.
Nick Taylor joined Bishop & Light in 2005. Since then he has achieved his Police Station Advisor Accreditation and membership of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Representation Panel. His workload combines police station advice and Mental Health Tribunal Representation, reflecting his career-long interests in the liberty and rights of vulnerable people.
Tony Loader was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 and gained Higher Rights in the Criminal Courts in 1997. Since then he has become a widely respected Jury Trial Advocate, has dealt with appeals in the Court of Appeal and been instructed at Inquests. He also has extensive experience of Mental Health Tribunals and was once the president of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. He joined Bishop & Light as a consultant in 2010.
Madeleine Priestley heads Bishop & Light’s Eastbourne office, and has been with the firm since 1996. She specialises in Criminal Defence work and is renowned for her no nonsense approach in Court. She has rights of audience in the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates Court.
Pippa Sadhra qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal specialist panel of lawyers. She focuses primarily on Mental Health Tribunal work but also maintains her interest in Criminal Law, and in 2009 represented a defendant in a very high-profile murder case. She also has particular experience in Forensic Mental Health cases and in representing those detained with Restriction Orders.
Linda Kerry qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and joined Bishop & Light in 2008, managing our Bexhill office. Her experiences as a Court Clerk has given her excellent knowledge of the finer details of Magistrates Court practice and she also has rights of audience in the Crown Court.
Antony Stannard, Solicitor and Crown Court Advocate
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