Yusuf Solley

Called in 2009

About Yusuf Solley


Called in 2009,

Yusuf Solley completed pupillage with the Government Legal Service where he received a broad training in public law, and human rights. He qualified in to the Attorney General’s Office civil team, providing legal advice to the Attorney General, before leaving government to undertake practice at the independent bar.

As a mixed practitioner, he has since been instructed in all aspects of criminal law, extradition law, public law and regulatory law, including licencing reviews and appeal hearings. He defends across the board in terms of serious crime, including murder, rape, high value frauds, multi-handed drug conspiracies, and firearms.

He also regularly appears in the High Court on Extradition Appeals, or in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division. He is passionate about the protection of civil liberties and enjoys taking cases with human rights aspects to them including discrimination claims, or actions against state authorities.

Find him on twitter as: @SeeYouInCourt1

Some recent cases include:

Attorney General’s Ref, [2016] EWCA Crim 2022

Skenderi v Italy [2016] EWHC 3051 (Admin)

R v O v [2016] EWCA Crim 395

Opri v Poland, [2015] EWHC 2722 (Admin)

Pulik v Poland [2015] All ER (D) 325 (Feb); [2015] EWHC 974 (Admin)

Sharra v Italy, Successful defence against extradition to Italy

R v M (2016) Newcastle Crown Court, defended in a multi handed drugs conspiracy in Newcastle

R v SA (2016) Isleworth Crown Court, successful defence in a serial rape case

R v FS (2016) Inner London Crown Court, successful defence in a difficult rape case

R v O (2016) Isleworth Crown Court, defence of possession of a firearm with intent

R v O (2016) Court of Appeal, Appeal against mandatory minimum sentence in firearms case

R v C (2016) Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) Conspiracy to defraud

R v E (2016) Isleworth Crown Court, defended a difficult firearm and drugs case

R v C (2016) Birmingham Crown Court, GBH with intent

R v S (2016) Snaresbrook Crown Court, successful acquittal in a Dangerous Driving case

R v B (2016) Feltham Magistrates’ Court, Asset Forfeiture case

R v F (2016) Kingston Crown Court, successful defence in a double stabbing case

MS v Wycombe District Council (taxi licencing operator appeal)

EDUCATION / LANGUAGES


He is qualified as a FRU representative and regularly undertakes work for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

BVC, Inns of Court School of Law (2009)

Westminster LL.B. (Hons) 2.1.