Raphael Steele is a key member of the firm’s criminal litigation department.
He is highly regarded for his commitment to protecting and advancing the best interests of his clients which is recognised in the Legal 500 2020 edition where he has been awarded Rising Star status.
The directory states: ‘Raphael Steele is a committed and diligent solicitor, who prioritises his clients' interests at all times'. It also applauds his ‘excellent manner with clients’.
Raphael has been involved in some of Ronald Fletcher Baker’s largest and most complex cases, including multi-million-pound handling of stolen goods conspiracies, large scale drug conspiracies, allegations of murder, firearms and serious sexual offences.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, he gained valuable experience at several leading law firms where he worked on high profile matters including Operation Opaque, one of the largest-ever cultivation cases in the UK.
Raphael has particular expertise in large-scale conspiracies and cases involving data-heavy mobile phone analysis. This experience – combined with a shrewd eye for detail – has resulted in many successful acquittals for his clients.
Using experience developed across the courts and police stations of London, Raphael has established a loyal client following who rely on his practical and clear advice. His clients include prominent individuals in the UK music and sporting worlds.
He has a special aptitude for the challenging environment of the Youth Court where he has had notable successes in defending the rights of younger clients, bringing his personality to bear in ensuring that the best case is presented and vulnerabilities are protected.
Raphael’s enduring passion for the work means he is able to swiftly establish an excellent rapport with his clients and in doing so achieve the best results.
He has a leading role within the firm's Legal Response Team.
Raphael Steele's Recommendations
‘I’m not sure I can find the right words to thank you enough for what you have done for me. Your hard work, thoroughness and professionalism got us the most wonderful result and thanks to you, I shall now have my own home. So, from my heart, thank you.’
‘Mr. Steele is a respectable lawyer that strives to ensure that I always felt comfortable with each step we were going through. Great customer service.’
Raphael Steele is a key part of the firm's Legal Response Team.