023 9238 1114

Out of hours 08080 333363

Our Team

Graham Hopley LLB

Graham is a very experienced defence solicitor advocate with over 30 years’ experience of representing clients from police station to court. Graham qualified in 1981 and worked for ten years in London representing clients charged with the most serious of offences from murder, armed robbery, and fraud offences. Being based in the city Graham’s work included representing clients being investigated by Customs & Excise, The Serious Fraud Office, various Banks and Mortgage Companies. Moving in 1991 nearer to Heathrow Graham’s work expanded to include significant drug importation investigations. Graham’s final move brought him to Hampshire where he has worked for the past 15 years representing clients for a full range of offences which include proceeds of crime, kidnap, fraud, theft and violent offences. In addition, Graham’s knowledge and experience for the past 15 years and continuing includes representing military personnel of all ratings to officers, those being investigated by military police, service investigators board and civilian law enforcement for a range of offences. Graham has represented suspects being interviewed under caution to representing clients before court martial and the civilian court ensuring his client’s interests are upheld and cases are dealt with fairly, justly and without prejudice.

Portsmouth Office:
4 Highbury Buildings,  
Portsmouth, PO6 2SN,
Tel: 023 9238 1114
Fax: 023 9238 1115

We have a hugely experienced admin team who can deal with all enquiries in the absence of any member of your defence team.

At Wessex Solicitors we have at your disposal years of experience in all types of cases. When you instruct Wessex Solicitors you will have a dedicated team appointed to your case including a supervising Solicitor and dedicated case worker and if necessary an independent Barrister and Forensic Expert. You are at liberty to choose your own team should you so wish.

Contact us via email, call us or drop by. Arrangements can also be made to meet you at a court local to you nationwide and video conferencing facilities are available via your mobile, tablet, laptop or computer.

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Wessex Solicitors Chambers is the trading name of Wessex Solicitors Chambers Limited
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We aim to provide a personal and effective service at all times but problems can arise.  If you are at all concerned please contact us so we can meet to discuss matters.  If we cannot solve the problem then there is a complaints procedure of which a copy is available upon request and is overseen by Howard Barrington-Clark who can be contacted by letter, telephone or personally at the office.  If the matter remains unresolved within 8 weeks or you are not satisfied you can contact the Legal Ombudsman who resolves complaints about legal services. Web address is legalombudsman.org.uk or alternatively 0300 5550333.


We offer a fixed fee of £500 plus VAT for advice and representation on road traffic offences that are dealt with at a Magistrates Court and concluded at the first hearing.

This fee includes;

  • explaining the court procedure so you know what to expect at court and the sentencing options available.
  • considering the evidence including initial disclosure if available
    taking your instructions
  • initial advice in relation to an appeal

Should you require additional services such as taking instructions from a witness, instructing any expert witnesses, these are of course available but at additional cost. Please note that travel to a non local court will incur additional fees.

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