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Ben Strelley

Ben Strelley

chesterfield criminal defence solicitor Ben Strelley
Chesterfield crime solicitor Ben Strelley

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2009, and gained his initial experience practicing in Sheffield. He joined VHS Fletchers in 2016. He qualified as a duty solicitor in 2011.

In the past 7 years he has represented clients across South Yorkshire, dealing with cases at every stage including advice and assistance at the police station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. He has dealt with cases including murder, manslaughter, drugs conspiracy, sexual offences and serious frauds.

Ben’s focus since qualifying has been on giving advice at the police station and Magistrates Courts. He has a particular interest in advocacy before the court and enjoys an enviable acquittal rate in trials, as well as in securing bail for clients during contested applications and appropriate non-custodial sentences before the court.

He is keen to provide excellent client care and ensures sensitivity is afforded at all stages of his cases. He is passionate about representing his clients and working hard to achieve their aims and objectives.

Outside of work he enjoys playing a number of sports. He is a member of local golf and tennis teams and enjoys watching his local side play football.


Chesterfield Office:
5 Beetwell Street
S40 1SH

Tel: 01246 387999
Email: ben.strelley@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v M: Murder, domestic incident, defendant accused of killing his ex-partner. At trial the defendant argued loss of self-control as his partial defence to the charge of murder.

R v W: Gross negligence manslaughter. This was a very unusual and complex case regarding the death of a 3 year old girl and required seeking unusual experts to enable the defendant’s case to be properly put before the court.

R v S: Bomb Hoax. The defendant struggled with his mental health and precise and careful mitigation was placed before the court to ensure the defendant did not receive a custodial sentence and was sentenced appropriately given these personal circumstances.

R v C: Drugs conspiracy. The defendant was one of eight in a complex drugs conspiracy. He was the only one of the eight to successfully contest the trial and be found not guilty.

R v K.  Public Order offences.  District Judge persuaded to reconsider his initial view of CCTV footage so that this Chesterfield client avoided an immediate prison sentence.  Read more here.

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