Simone Isaacs, Criminal Defence Solicitor
Simone qualified at Olliers Solicitors before leaving in 2004 to work at a number of high profile criminal law firms in London. She has recently re-joined Olliers Solicitors as a consultant solicitor.
Throughout an 20-year career in criminal law, Simone has dealt with a wide variety of complex and lengthy cases, at pre-charge stage, in interview and during the court process. She has advised and represented clients charged with a range of offences, including murder, large scale fraud, drug trafficking, terrorism and serious sexual offences.
With professionalism and an understanding borne out of a genuine passion for the job, she is able to quickly establish a good rapport with all of her clients. She is able to develop an acute understanding of clients’ divergent priorities and individual concerns. Simone’s personable approach encourages them to trust that she will do her utmost to provide support during a particularly difficult time of their lives with complete discretion.
Simone also has extensive experience of representing those charged with motoring offences and works closely with our specialist motoring division Olliers Motor Law with a particular emphasis on driving with excess alcohol offences.
Simone generally only undertakes work on a privately funded basis.
Interviews under caution
Simone regularly attends police interviews under caution, particularly voluntary interviews, which take place by arrangement with the police. She will always look to obtain early disclosure of allegations against her client so that detailed preparation for the interview can take place. This will ensure that the most effective strategies are deployed at the police station. When clients are released under investigation Simone will then consider how best to ensure successful outcome to the investigation (see below).
Representation during criminal investigations
Simone is known for her pro-active approach during the ongoing investigation stage of a case. An interview under caution is an extremely important stage of the process but it is often after the police interview that the real work begins. Simone will always look to bring an investigation to a conclusion without the need for a prosecution. She is known for her strategic approach liaising with investigators throughout. She utilises a combination of formal and informal representations to police and prosecutors ensuring that the chances of a prosecution substantially reduced.
Simone does not act on a legally aided basis during this stage of a case.
- Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association
- Women in Criminal Law, the LCCSA
- Association of Women Solicitors
- Sub Committee member of the Female Fraud Forum.
“I was very impressed by the support I received from the Olliers team in what was a testing and distressing experience. Their legal and procedural knowledge, experiences as well as proactive approach have led to a swift and effective resolution of my case after an initial police interview. I can only recommend the services of Olliers.”
“From the moment we got in touch with Olliers Solicitors we were very impressed with how professional and helpful they were. My Son has Autism, ADHD and Simone was very supportive and her communication for his understanding was excellent. Simone was very professional, always replying to emails quickly and giving us advice and reassurance. I would have no hesitation in recommending Olliers and Simone again as we was very happy with the service they provided.” – Client’s father December 2020
“Simone is a hardworking experienced solicitor, with good judgment and excellent client care” – Colin Wells- 25 Bedford Row Chambers
“Simone has been exceptional in dealing with my complex criminal case. She demonstrated her outstanding abilities and knowledge finding innovative ways to avoid my conviction. She achieved the best possible outcome, all charges were dismissed and a trial was avoided, and during the entire process she kept me always updated, was always very professional and also very supporting from an emotional standpoint. Further she effectively coordinated work with my family Solicitor. I am a very demanding customer and I feel there is nothing Simone could have done better” – Client 2018
“I have found Ms Isaacs to be extremely professional and caring towards her clients. This results in excellent representation of their legal matters. She is a pleasure to work with and her conscientious approach is evident throughout.” – Dr David Ho, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist