Welcome To SJB Legal Consultants Ltd
Committed To Protecting Your Rights
The director of SJB Legal Consultants Ltd, Stephen James Bunker, had an ambition during his time of studies to become a successful business owner and entrepreneur, working within the criminal defence law sector, which was his main interest.
The journey started in 2003, with a clerking role at a London-based law firm. Here, Mr Bunker would assist barristers in the Crown Court before moving onto the role of a case preparation worker, giving him the range of case knowledge and experience that he has today.
In 2006, at the very young age of 21, Mr Bunker was awarded the title of an Accredited Legal Representative by Cardiff University – a course ran by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This qualification allowed him to express himself at the police station and advise in the most serious of cases from the very outset.
By 2013, having gained a senior level of experience in the industry, Mr Bunker adopted a new managerial role of head of police station department at a leading national law firm of Criminal Solicitors. Then, in 2016, he founded the company SJB Legal Consultants Ltd with a view of working in a consultancy role, which enabled him to have an independent way of working along with his father, Leslie Charles Bunker.
Today, we remain a small, family-run business which handles cases with care and the client’s best interests in mind. This is demonstrated in the consistently excellent reviews that we receive. We adopt a very diverse and down to earth approach in a jargon-free manner, to put the client at ease from the very outset. We have an appreciation for and understanding of the very stressful and potentially life-changing experience that a client is going through. We personally have over a decade of experience when it comes to advising suspects in interviews with the police in the most serious of circumstances. Since the beginning, we have also been recognised and instructed by various top tier law firms across England to represent their clients in interviews with a view that they are in safe hands with our expertise. Our director, Stephen James Bunker, is now also Head of Investigations at SKB Legal, who is a Private Criminal and Business Crime Specialist.
The end goal is to see where this story will end.
Our areas of expertise are interviews with:
- Police & Associated Agencies
- Royal Military Police
- The National Crime Agency (NCA)
- Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU)
- Fraud Office
- Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA/VOSA)
- Trading Standards
Cases We Cover
Having operated in the industry for several years, we are well-versed in handling all manner of cases. Each client has peace of mind that, regardless of their situation, they will be provided with comprehensive, honest legal support throughout their journey.
- False Imprisonment
- Offensive Weapons
- Bladed Articles
- Fraud (Complex)
- Cyber Crime
- Sexual Offences
- Indecent Images
- Public Order
- Racially Aggravated Offences
- Road Traffic
what our clients say
Past Client Testimonials
Rated Excellent- 4.9/5
"Steve remained very concise and detailed when explaining the situation to my partner and I. He made sure that we knew what was going on and how the interview will go. He also advised us on the possibilities I could take in this interview, which action was the better option, and the possible outcomes should we follow said route. The experience with Steve was very structured and professional. I felt like he knew what he was doing and even prompted some questions of his own during the interview with police permission, which I found extremely useful at elaborating on my case. I would definitively recommend Mr Bunker!"
"Absolutely outstanding, I usually don’t trust some websites because you never know if they would get back to you and yet alone in the time needed. Considering it is a 24-hour service, it really did comply; I had called early hours in the morning and had an automatic response. Mr Bunker himself, from SJB Legal is very understanding, and wastes no time in fulfilling your needs and concerns, whether it be to call the necessary people needed, to book an appointment, to travel distance to be at a police interview, he is on task. I can sincerely say I am very grateful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. The outcome of this service has enabled my case to be dropped. Impeccable."
"It was really a shocking experience when I received a call from police, asking me to attend an interview. The outcome could have been anything. I researched a lot and finally came to a conclusion, that it is safe to have somebody represent me while the interview takes place.
I found SJB legal consultants apart from two others Law firms who said they will arrange a call back but never did and time was running short but, Mr Bunker, was entirely different from other firms, he explained the situation clearly, and guided me in the right direction and on the day of representation, he travelled quite a long distance to be there for my case. The discussion went fine under his supervision and expertise and I felt confident speaking to the police by having Mr Bunker by my side.
He educated me about the process just prior to the interview. It was a stressful experience and would have gone worse had it not been for him. He was right on time and later he called me to let me know the case was dropped. I was happy. I’m very thankful to Mr Bunker, who is a down to earth soul. I strongly recommend his services if you get into a situation like an interview or any criminal cases. Truly a gentleman with an amazing attitude."
"Attended a voluntary interview for allegedly folding a side mirror without the express permission of the owner thereby causing damage to a motor vehicle.
It was very distressing bearing in mind that I was looking at a scenario whereby I could have been slapped with a criminal record and be made to cover costs of something that was not of my own doing.
It was however very reassuring to have had my legal representative, Stephen Bunker with me who spelt out all the possible options that were open to me.
He was very confident and professional and through his wise counsel, the matter was dropped without further action."