Jeffrey Bannister – Partner

Jeffrey has been qualified as a solicitor for nearly 40 years and founded the firm Bannister & Co over 25 years ago. Since then, the firm has expanded and gone from strength to strength. Bannister & Co have specialised in offering criminal defence advice and representation, and the firm serves individuals and the business community whenever they become involved with criminal investigations or criminal prosecutions. The reputation of both Jeffrey and the firm has also grown, with Jeffrey now rightfully regarded as one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in the South West.

As well as dealing with the most complicated and serious cases in the criminal courts, including murder and manslaughter, Jeffrey is also the lawyer of choice for clients seeking an expert solicitor for representation on driving offences. With widespread national media interest, Jeffrey has successfully contested motoring law cases at the Court of Appeal.

For Jeffrey, meeting the needs of his clients is paramount. This includes ensuring that they are treated fairly and seen to be treated fairly by the criminal justice system.


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