Bernie Duke Branch Partner


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Office location


261 Lavender Hill, SW11 1JD

Tel: 020 7228 7050


Bernie Duke joined EBR Attridge LLP as a solicitor in 1996 and was made a Partner in 2004.

Bernie Duke was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 1996. Having joined the renowned team of expert criminal defence lawyers at EBR Attridge LLP in 1996, Bernie defends clients facing any one of a broad spectrum of criminal charges brought before the Courts each year by law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue & Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-crimes Unit.

Additionally, Bernie specialises in advising EBR Attridge LLP’s clients currently under active criminal investigation or those having been charged with committing an offence(s) relating to Terrorism, Murder, Complex Fraud, Drugs Importation, Sexual Offences, Proceeds of Crime, and General crimes.

As an accredited Criminal Duty Solicitor, Bernie Duke is a member of the Criminal Litigation Scheme and therefore able to provide consummate legal advice to individuals who have been arrested for allegedly committing any type of criminal offence. Bernie provides free legal advice 24 hours a day to clients held for questioning at any police station in and around Central London and boroughs within the Greater London are as well as at police stations in Middlesex, Herts and Essex.

A highly accomplished criminal defence lawyer, Bernie Duke professional achievements include having provided criminal defence services to high profile cases, several of which are regarded as notable cases.

Contact Bernie Duke

Bernie Duke can be contacted on 07703 291793 or 020 7228 7050, or via email to discuss how he together with other team members at EBR Attridge LLP may be of service.


R v AS [2008] Central Criminal Court

EBR Attridge LLP represented one of the main Defendants charged in the liquid bomb case with conspiracy to blow up planes over the USA, who was acquitted. The case involved the largest ever UK prosecution under the Terrorism Act. The Defendant was eventually convicted and sentenced to 36 years imprisonment.


R v Thurston & Others: Operation Fajita multi million pound MTIC carousel VAT fraud.

R –v- Mensah & Others and R v Clarke & Others: Both Defendants successfully represented in Murder trials at the Old Bailey.

R –v- Davies: Multi million pound HRMC prosecution. Defendant successfully represented.


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