About Elite Solicitors

The idea of ESL was conceived in 1988 by two partners, who at the time, were unqualified paralegals. They recognised a void in the provision of legal services in the South West, namely a lack of fully qualified ethnic lawyers. More importantly, they identified a total absence of practices run by members of the ethnic community. This is very important since the ethnic community represents a disproportionately large percentage of persons passing through the legal systems given their proportion of the general population.

Eleven years on the void still remained despite the growth of the ethnic community. Elite Solicitors Ltd opened on the 1st September 1999. The practice specialises in the provision of excellent criminal defence and Immigration advice and representation.

Bristol has a very large and active BME community which is clearly underrepresented. The ethos therefore is to provide a high quality efficient service to everyone, in particular a service which is empathetic to the needs of the ethnic community in which our office is based. As such, we view ourselves as an important link between the community and Judicial/Legal System.

We seek to provide a positive visual role model for the community and where possible to provide employment, training and work experience opportunities.

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