Kevin Saunders

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Kevin Saunders is a Barrister specialising in Criminal and Regulatory law.  He is a well-regarded advocate with a good manner in court.  Mr Saunders has an extensive criminal defence practice that includes high-profile cases of homicide, lengthy and complex fraud matters and serious sexual offences.  Mr Saunders also has considerable experience of representing individuals, companies, local authorities and government agencies in matters of a regulatory nature. Mr Saunders advises with confidence at all stages of proceedings.


Chambers and Partners 2021: “Kevin is hugely enthusiastic and he wants to get stuck into the cases he’s in. He’s always searching for new and different points to take.” “He is very bright, creative and has an excellent manner with clients. He has a real knack for breaking down complicated financial and regulatory cases. As an advocate he is very tenacious.”

Legal 500 2021: “His tremendous legal knowledge, guile, and technical ability allow him to find holes in even the strongest prosecution case.”

“Has an amazing ability to find a weakness in even the most straightforward prosecution case.”

Chambers & Partners 2020: “He has an excellent manner with clients, and they really like him. He’s also a fearless and tenacious advocate who gets great results.”

Legal 500 2019: “Puts clients at ease and always inspires confidence.”

Chambers & Partners 2019: “He has an excellent jury style.”

Legal 500 2018: “His practice includes cases of homicide, drugs conspiracies and serious sexual offences.”

Legal 500 2018: “Recommended for trading standards matters.”

Chambers & Partners 2017: “He is experienced and very personable with clients. He has a good positive manner in court and is very eloquent.” “He’s thorough, good with lay clients and has a great jury style.”

Legal 500 2017: “Intellectually indefatigable.”

Legal 500 2017: “Charismatic and forceful in court.”

Chambers & Partners 2017:  “He is good with a jury and with clients, approachable and responsive.” “Very dedicated and extremely enthusiastic when a matter is handed to him. Also brilliant on his feet.”

Legal 500 2016: “Fearless yet measured.”

Chambers & Partners 2016:  “He is sensitive and courageous and can turn a losing case into a winning case with the power of imagination. He can see things that other lawyers miss and can plot a course to win in a way no one else could understand until the verdict materialises.”

Legal 500 2015: “Utterly dedicated, and has an obsessive eye for detail” and “Like the best lawyers, he makes very complex matters look easy.”

Chambers & Partners 2015:  “Defends clients in cases ranging from violent crime to serious sexual offences.”

Legal 500 2014: “A strong advocate with a good manner in court” and “ a good written advocate.”

Legal 500 2013:  “Kevin Saunders is marked out as a rising star.”



LLB (Hons.) Law with German [Distinction in Oral Proficiency in German] Humboldt Universitat, Berlin SOCRATES

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Kevin is also fluent in German.

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