Meet the Team

We understand that seeking the advice of a solicitor can be a daunting experience for many people who may wish to deal with situations themselves. However, there comes a point when expert help is required and our caring approach means that we take time to listen and understand your personal circumstances to give you peace of mind.

Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Director

Fraud | Serious & Complex Crime | Sports

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Director at Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Ltd and founding member of Opus Law. VHCC Case Manager. Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020. Legal 500 describes Ben as an “influential rainmaker”, “extremely talented”, "forthright and hardworking", “tenacious and persistent”, "very hard working and dedicated, leaving no stone unturned" and as having "a real instinct for a jury trial."  

 

Ben has over 25 years’ experience and specialises in the most Complex Fraud cases and serious crime matters. He has appeared in the largest cases prosecuted in this country with impressive results. Also renowned for his work in the sports law field representing professional football clubs and players in FA appeals and FIFA and CAS matters. He has defended a number of high profile sports men and individuals throughout the country in relation to matters of immense public interest. 

 

Registered FA Intermediary number IMS004171.

 

Tel: 0845 200 3219 or 07939 593769

b.jones@opuslaw.co.uk

Sarah Batty
Sarah Batty
Director

Fraud | Serious & Complex Crime

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Director at Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited and founding member of Opus Law. VHCC Case Manager. Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2020. Legal 500 describes how the “robust and straight talking” Sarah co-leads our "excellent" and “very strong team” and praises her "attention to detail in large cases.” The 2018 edition confirmed our team has "a very high reputation for handling complex fraud work". 

 

Sarah has over 22 years experience defending all areas of crime, specialising in serious and complex crime. Sarah has defended the most complex and serious of cases throughout the country. A dedicated fraud lawyer whose client care is exceptional. Her meticulous forensic approach is often noted by clients and counsel alike.

 

Tel: 0845 200 3219

s.batty@opuslaw.co.uk

Philip Priestley
Phillip Priestley

Fraud | Serious & Complex Crime

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Phil is a Criminal Defence Lawyer based in our Bradford Office but will be seen in Courts and prisons around the country.

 

He has an enviable reputation for flawless, innovative, professional approach to the Criminal Defence work he undertakes which has been earned during his Criminal Defence career spanning over 30 years.

 

Phil has extensive knowledge and experience in representing clients who face the most serious allegations such as Murder,Rape,Manslaughter,Causing death by dangerous driving, Complex drug importation, Conspiracy to supply drugs and Fraud.

 

Phil is a frontrunner in Criminal Defence matters  and will often utilise methods such as cell site analysis, mobile telephone evidence analysis, forensic analysis, computer analysis, and ANPR interrogation. This professional and proactive approach leaves no stone unturned and shows a capability and understanding of when to instruct experts to support a client’s defence, not just to rebut a prosecution expert.

 

He has managed many Very High Cost Cases and carries a large and serious caseload at all times. His notable cases include R v Sullivan, Gibbs and Elener (2005)1CR App R3.

 

Tel: 0845 200 3219

phil@opuslaw.co.uk

David Golden
David Golden

Fraud | Serious & Complex Crime | Regulatory

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David Golden has been qualified since the 1980’s. One of the most respected fraud solicitors in the country. He has specialised in the conduct of the defence of complex fraud and serious criminal cases throughout his career. He holds a Higher Courts (All Courts) Qualification which enables him to act as counsel in all cases, most recently in a high profile fraud matter and an allegation of murder.

 

David also regularly acts for professionals in relation to all regulatory matters. David obtains spectacular results before the General Medical Council, as well as other professional tribunals. He has a formidable reputation as a thoughtful and considered advocate.

 

Tel: 0845 200 3219

d.golden@opuslaw.co.uk

Philip Sweeney
Philip Sweeney

Consultant

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Consultant and former Partner at Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors and founding member of Opus Law.

 

Tel: 0845 200 3219

p.sweeney@opuslaw.co.uk

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