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.




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