Specialists in Criminal and Family Law

Magistrates Court Representation

We can offer advice assistance and advocacy to anyone appearing before a Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates Court Representation

You may be entitled to FREE representation in certain types of cases or in others if you satisfy the Legal Aid Agency’s merits and means assessments.

We always provide a highly professional and expert service to our client.  We can offer advice assistance and advocacy to anyone appearing before a Magistrates’ Court. 

You may be entitled to FREE representation in certain types of cases or in others if you satisfy the Legal Aid Agency’s merits and means assessments.  We can assist in completing the relevant forms and submitting them and check if you qualify financially for legal aid.

We are experienced in dealing with all types of cases including (shoplifting, assaults, domestic violence allegations, burglary) and all persons requiring assistance (i.e. youths and adults).

Our experts can assist at all stages of the case including:

  • Obtaining the prosecutions’ evidence
  • Applying for bail
  • Dealing with appeal against refusal of bail
  • Preparing your case for trial, including interviewing witnesses
  • Representing you at a trial or other contested hearing
  • Cross examining prosecution witnesses on your behalf
  • Liaising with the Probation Service on your behalf
  • Sentencing hearings
  • We can also advise you in relation to appealing any conviction or sentence

If you do not qualify for Legal Aid, we can discuss with you the work involved and may be able to agree a fixed fee for your representation or work at an hourly rate.  It is difficult to provide any estimate of costs without knowing more about your case and the evidence against you. We can discuss this with you at an initial fixed fee interview*. 

If you win your case, in some cases you may be able to recover these costs in full, but in most cases due to an Act of Parliament introduced in 2012, you may recover only part (around one third) of the costs we charge.

(£100 for up to 30 minutes or £150 for up to an hour – all charges exclusive of VAT – currently 20%).

Our dedicated team have many years of experience

Contact us today for your FREE, no obligation, consultation with one of our legal experts:

Criminal Law

Urgent Advice or Assistance

We can be contacted any time night or day for URGENT advice or assistance only, by calling 01375 383283. When the office is closed selecting option 2 will transfer the call to someone who will be able to assist, or you can leave a message for someone to call you back.

What our clients say

We have used these solicitors over the years and always found them very professional, knowledgeable and extremely approachable. All the team including the secretaries are very friendly and helpful

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