Paula Bristow

Solicitor Advocate & Team Leader


01273 733648 / 07788 990154

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Areas of law:

Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court, Appeal Against Sentence, Appeals Against Conviction, Motoring Solicitors, Crown Court

Paula is a Solicitor Advocate, and the leader of the Crime Team at our Brighton office.  As a highly experienced Police Station and Magistrates Court Duty Solicitor, Paula has during the course of her career, represented clients in a wealth of criminal cases.  She has also obtained her Higher Rights of Audience, which enables her to provide her clients with a truly seamless service, by additionally offering them the benefit of her representation at the Crown Court.

Whilst Paula is adept at dealing with the full range of criminal cases, from murder through to road traffic offences, she has a particular interest in dealing with cases relating to dangerous dogs.

She is a good listener, taking the time to truly understand her clients, and taking great care to ensure that they in turn understand the sometimes complex legal issues that can arise in criminal cases.  Her vast experience makes her a highly skilled advocate in the courtroom, where she passionately represents her clients’ interests; always striving to achieve the best possible outcome she can for them, whatever their circumstances.


Paula is on the committee of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association (CLSA)

Notable Cases

R v Michael Lane 2017 – stalker murder