Beth O'Reilly
  • A masterful jury advocate and tactician.

    Chambers UK 2018

  • A committed advocate with an engaging, jury-friendly manner

    Legal 500 2020

Called 1999

Beth O'Reilly

Beth is an established advocate with over 20 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).

Beth is ranked as a leader in Crime in the Legal 500.


  • “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”