Piers is an experienced Solicitor-Advocate specialising in Criminal Litigation. He is a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2016, leading the 'professional and reputable' Crime practice. He has a wealth of invaluable experience in advocacy including regularly conducting trials and interlocutory applications in the High Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court. He has experience of all areas of crime, ranging from serious offences to fraud, white collar crime, asset confiscation, extradition, and regulatory offences.
Piers believes in adopting a proactive approach, where appropriate taking technical arguments, arguing that cases ought to be discontinued due to evidential issues or where prosecution would not be in the public interest.
His clients regard him as someone who provides “excellent legal advice” has “great negotiation skills and a shrewd understanding of the prosecution’s motives and incentives” goes “beyond the call of duty”. As a result he is often referred sensitive cases by other lawyers and professionals where the individual is facing dual criminal and professional discipline proceedings. To this end Piers has successfully acted for lawyers and doctors.
As well as representation at the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts he also has experience of Judicial Review and Court of Appeal matters.
Additionally, Piers has broad experience in extradition matters, particularly those involving human rights issues, and is regularly instructed in cases which require the closest attention to detail and a novel approach.
Piers Desser's Recommendations
'He provided me with excellent legal advice, which in the end led to a very satisfactory resolution of my case. In securing this outcome he demonstrated great negotiation skills and a shrewd understanding of the prosecution's motives and incentives. More than anything I would like to commend Mr Desser for his great human touch. He was infallible in his moral support to me and my wife. Mr Desser went beyond the call of duty in always being understanding and compassionate towards us.'
Piers Desser leads Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s ‘professional and reputable’ crime practice. The group deals with most aspects of serious crime and specialises in pre-charge investigations. - The Legal 500 2016