Criminal Defence Solicitors and Advocates

Chris Wray

Who are we?

Chris Wray

Chris has for a long time defended in cases of homicide (including corporate manslaughter), serious sexual crime, complex fraud and heavy drugs production, supply and trafficking.
— Principal - Ian Bond


Chris is a highly regarded solicitor with Higher Rights (Criminal Advocacy) Qualification.  He has been a criminal defence lawyer since 1986 and part of the Bond Joseph team since 2014. 


Recent cases of interest include:

  • Chris assisted in the representation of a defendant successfully acquitted at trial having been charged with 'one-punch-manslaughter' in Folkestone, Kent. See news report on Kent Online.

  • In 2018, Instructed to represent a juvenile charged with a 'gang land' murder in Gillingham, Kent. See news report on BBC News.

  • In 2017, Chris was instructed to represent a male charged with numerous historic sexual offences in his capacity as teacher in Surrey in the 1970's. See news report on Kent Online.

  • Chris assisted Oliver Saxby QC and Bond Joseph's Sara Haroon in the defence of a young man charged with murder in East Woodford London. Defendant was convicted following re-trial. See news report in The Daily Mail.

  • Instructing solicitor in case of murder and attempted murder in 2017/2018. See news report in The Daily Mail.

  • In 2017, Chris represented a vet charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. See news report on Kent Online.

  • In 2016, Chris was instructed to represent a stunt show company during the inquest into the death of an employee following a 'human cannonball' stunt. Thereafter instructed to represent in following criminal proceedings. See news report in The Guardian.




Thank you to all the team at Bond Joseph that worked on my sons case. Debbie and Chris you both have done a fantastic job in making sure everything was in place that needed to be and you worked very hard, not forgetting James the trainee who spent over 20 hours looking through things with a fine tooth comb. You always kept me updated with things and I would strongly recommend Bond Joseph for anyone who may need a solicitor. Great work and thank you.
— Anonymous [13/03/19]

Chris has a thorough and methodical approach that reassures clients they are getting a first rate service and that no evidential stone is left unturned.
— Anonymous

Chris was thorough, understanding and fully engaged from day one.
— Mr D Ashdown

Chris was approachable and on the ball from his initial perusal of my case papers. He has a great attention to detail and left no stone unturned.
— Mr L Bradley