Our Criminal Law Experts

Moss & Co have over 25 years criminal law expertise. The firm was set up to specialise in serious crime. We have defended, and won,  the most serious cases. Our criminal defence solicitors work tirelessly for their clients.

We do all we can to push the boundaries in criminal defence and to find new arguments and expert evidence. Moss & Co criminal defence  solicitors will always fight fearlessly for their clients best interests and will not leave any stone unturned in pursuing their case

Gilbert SpurlingGilbert Spurling   is a partner, higher court advocate and  criminal solicitor with extensive experience of criminal defence work at all levels. You will find some of his recent cases here. Gil is a true specialist and his criminal defence work ranges from murders and conspiracy to murder, through complex and serious frauds,  to high value thefts, assaults, money laundering and complicated drugs conspiracies including many county lines cases. In some cases Gil acts as both litigator, preparing the case, and as the advocate at trial. He initially trained as a barrister and so is very aware of the way cases present at trial. Recent cases include defending in several murder cases, international frauds, high value drugs conspiracies, the blockade of an arms fair,  firearms offences, arson and a murder case arising out of the killing of an informer.

Keith Hollywood

Keith Hollywood

Keith Hollywood has worked at Moss & Co since 2009.  He studied law at Queens University Belfast.  He is a committed and very effective criminal solicitor whose interested was first sparked whilst working for many years in a legal advice centre in his home town of Newry.

Keith is a solicitor who now practises in the most serious and complex areas of criminal defence, including murder, firearms, conspiracies, serious violence, drugs cases, sexual offences, complex fraud cases, confiscation and proceeds of crime proceedings.

He is arguably the leading solicitor in the UK for serious offences of benefit and tenancy fraud. He also has a well-established private client criminal practice and has developed specialist skills in avoiding prosecution based on medical and psychological evidence.

A selection of Keith’s cases can be found at https://www.mosslaw.co.uk/recent-cases/

Keith offers a committed strategy-based approach to criminal litigation and believes that only an assessment of the whole of the case can properly inform the best tactical route to take.

Keith conducts both private and legal aid cases. Legal aid is available for most Magistrates Court cases subject to means and for all cases tried in the Crown Court. On occasion, and depending on the type of case, he will only be able to act on a private basis. This is because it would not be economic to offer the high-level service, he provides at legal aid rates.

Recent cases include, R v M Snaresbrook CC a multi handed conspiracy to possess firearms, R v D CCC N London Murder and GBH case, R v C and others a people trafficking and prostitution case, R v B D Snaresbrook CC Rape case, R v C high level sexual offences, R v C a high value tenancy fraud

Vanessa Mullings, Receptionist, Moss & CoVenessa Mullings is a Solicitor and magistrates court and police station expert.

Vennesa works with Narinder in the Housing Department defending possession claims and bringing homelessness appeals. She also has expertise in Benefits Appeals Tribunal cases and criminal case advocacy.

Benita Brown

Benita Brown is passionate about using the law to fight injustice. Benita is a Trainee Solicitor. She will undertake training as  an accredited  police station representative and assist senior solicitors in the conduct of criminal cases.

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Gilbert Spurling

Partner, Higher Court Advocate and Solicitor

Keith Hollywood


Venessa Mullings