Beth O'Reilly

Beth is an established advocate with over 17 years’ experience of defending in serious and complex cases. She has extensive trial experience. She has established a reputation for thorough preparation, effective cross-examination and excellent client care.

She regularly appears as a judge in mock trials and as an advocacy advisor at the College of Law.

Prior to her work as a criminal defence barrister, Beth interned at the Jamaica Council for Human Rights in Kingston (1998) and at the Louisiana Crisis Assistance Centre in New Orleans, USA (1997).


  • “Terrorising the Innocent” New Law Journal (2010) Vol.160 (No. 7411 & 7412), p. 481 Co-written with Ali Bajwa QC
  • “Pre-Trial Interviews with Witnesses”
  • “Protocol on Fees”
  • “The Race Crime Debate and the Effectiveness of such Cases”