Piers has nearly two decades of experience specialising in serious and complex crime and is a Leading Individual in The Legal 500, which describes him as “the consummate criminal lawyer”.
Specialising in resisting allegations at the investigation stage, he takes a forensic approach to building the strongest defence for his clients. Instructed in all aspects of criminal procedure, he provides unparalleled litigation advice in Crown Court matters and places a priority on protecting clients’ interests and reputation.
Cases involving novel and challenging aspects of law frequently lead to instructions and referrals from professionals, corporate organisations, and national governments.
Piers also takes a keen interest in cases with an international dimension, extradition matters and has a well-established appellate practice.
“Piers Desser is unflappable and his long experience in the sector is evident. He creates a safe and supportive environment for clients, and always identifies the key issues in a case. His client care is second to none”
“An excellent tactician.”
"A shrewd negotiator with a fine eye for detail."