I would like to say a really big thank you to you for your excellent work and help for me and my family during the whole of my case. You were brilliant and very helpful, and the outcome of my trial was very good. I couldn’t have wished for a better solicitor to take my case and I would strongly advise…

Mr G
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Our Partners

Sansbury Douglas pride itself on recruiting the very best people. Our Partners are at the heart of that drive for quality.


David Campbell

Managing Partner – qualified since 1985, David has over 25 years experience of criminal defence work.  He supervises the Police Station and Crown Court litigation teams, whilst his personal caseload involves Murder and other serious crime, high end confiscation and fraud.He is rated in division one of Chambers and Partners, South West category, which comments that he is “commands a lot of respect”, is “particularly adept” and “a beautiful blend of care and efficiency”. He defended a young Bristolian Muslim convert charged with serious offences under the Terrorism Act, a case which received widespread national publicity.

David is the very first Defence representative on the Avon and Somerset Criminal Justice Board, and is a past chair of the Bristol Law Society Criminal Law Committee and Regional Duty Solicitor Committee, and formerly has been the Law Society’s Chief Assessor for criminal work.  He has also been legal advisor to BBC Casualty!

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: David Campbell


David Fanson

David has almost 30 years experience of the criminal Courts.  He is a tough and fearless advocate, who heads our Magistrates Court Team.David is also rated in division one by Chambers and Partners, who say he is: “valued for his dedication to teamwork and often works on the region’s most high-profile murder cases.”

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: David Fanson


Garry Crowther

As well as being an experienced Magistrates Court advocate, Garry leads our Prison Law Department where he has achieved supervisor status.  He receives an individual rating in Chambers and Partners.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Garry Crowther


Peter Richardson

Peter is an experienced solicitor who undertakes the whole spectrum of Magistrates’ Court work, but has a particular specialism in trials and Road Traffic Law. Peter is a Higher Court Advocate.

Contact Details

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Peter Richardson


Judy qualified in Oxford before moving to Bristol and has been with Sansbury Douglas for over 20 years. She is a dedicated Magistrates Court advocate and has considerable experience in all types of criminal defence and road traffic work.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Judy Hampton


Katie Jenkins

Katie completed a law degree at the University of the West of England in 2004 and went on to study a Masters Degree in International Law at the University of Bristol in 2006.  She then qualified as a Barrister in 2008 and in 2010 undertook the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test and was admitted as a solicitor that same year.

In 2011, Katie was awarded her Higher Rights of Audience in all criminal courts and appears as a trial advocate before the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court.

Katie joined Sansbury Douglas as a Partner in 2017 and is Head of the Crown Court Department.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0117 9265341
Email: Katie Jenkins

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