The Best Form Of Defence

Specialist Criminal Defence Mental Health and Prison Law Solicitors

ABR solicitors is a nationally recognised criminal defence solicitors practice specialising in fraud, crime and regulatory defence.  Our mental health team  are highly regarded throughout the North of England.  We have offices in Leeds, Liverpool and London.    

We believe in ensuring that people and companies are properly represented in their case.  We treat you as individual and know that every case is different.

To do so we always fully assess and challenge evidence. We are committed to fighting for all our clients, both publicly and privately funded.

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5 Reasons to Appoint Us

  • 1

    We are available 24 hours a day to assist clients from the police station to Supreme Court.

  • 2

    We are “exceptionally approachable and easy to work with.” (Chambers UK)

  • 3

    We provide proper representation to all clients, at all stages of the proceedings.

  • 4

    We advise personal and corporate clients, dedicated to providing a quality service. We listen and we help you.

  • 5

    We won’t confuse you with legal jargon.

One of the leading criminal practices in the country

This highly regarded team has a longstanding reputation in all matters connected with criminal law. The leading criminal practice in Yorkshire, ABR Solicitors, is ranked in the top four practices nationwide and the top three in the North West. The criminal law practice is going from strength to strength handling numerous high profile and complex cases all over the country.  A highly regarded team of criminal defence solicitors; fraud and proceeds of crime act are recognised as a particular area of expertise.

The firm has been consistently ranked as a leader in the field both nationally and locally in crime, fraud and financial crime by the leading independent guides Legal 500 and Chambers,

In the most recent editions( 2018/19) the firm is recognised for its “deep expertise in fraud cases” and its “fierce reputation for strong defence.” We are acknowledged as “excellent and forward –thinking”.

The firm “has a number of specialists that complement each other well and have a depth of talent (Legal 500 2017)

“The quality of the solicitors is very high and they do everything exceedingly well” (Chambers 2018)

The “team has real courage in the cases it takes”. We prepare all cases thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned. As described by Chambers we “keep on digging”.

We pride ourselves on providing a proper defence to all of our clients.

Our expertise has recently resulted in the following awards for the firm:

Criminal Law Firm of the year- England (Lawyers International –Legal 100 2019)

Fraud Law Firm of the year-England (Global Law Experts 2019)

Best Fraud Law Firm-UK (Lawyers World 2019)

UK Fraud Firm of the year (ACQ Law Awards 2019)

Best Specialist Criminal Law Firm –England (aiglobalmedia 2019 Legal Awards)

Fraud Law firm of year –UK (Corporate USA Awards 2019)

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Meet Our Team

Rob Rode

Rob Rode

Partner

Rob is a nationally and internationally recognised specialist criminal defence solicitor.  He is an acknowledged specialist fraud (white collar) and regulatory defence solicitor.  He is described in one of the…

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Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy

Partner

Tony is a nationally known practitioner in criminal law. He has represented numerous clients throughout the country in relation to all aspects of criminal law from motoring to murder, theft…

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Andrew Stewardson

Andrew Stewardson

Partner

Andrew joined the firm in June 2006 as a paralegal having previously attended Leicester University and the College of Law. He commenced his training contract with the firm in September…

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Anna Moran

Anna Moran

Partner

Anna re-joined ABR in February 2016 having originally trained at the firm before qualifying as a solicitor in 2013. She became a member of the criminal defence duty solicitor scheme…

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Anjum Nazir

Anjum Nazir

Senior Advocate

Anjum is a specialist criminal defence solicitor. He is a criminal duty solicitor. He is committed to providing the firm’s clients with the best criminal defence.

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Arlegh Davies

Arlegh Davies

Senior Advocate

She is an experienced specialist criminal defence solicitor. She specialises in serious and general criminal litigation. She has particular expertise in acting for individuals accused of sexual offences, violent offences,…

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Adele McBride

Adele McBride

Senior Advocate

Adele is a specialist criminal defence solicitor. She is a duty solicitor. She represents clients charged with the full spectrum of criminal offences from road traffic to murder.

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Recommendations

"Anna Moran is the best representative I've ever seen in my life, she represented me as if she was there the day everything happened"

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"Tracey Hepworth represented me at Bradford Police Station...I cannot rate the service I received highly enough"

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“I would not hesitate to use ABR Solicitors again and cannot thank them enough for their service. Keith Allen did a fantastic job.”

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We are all now working remotely but continue to be available to represent our clients at courts, police stations, tribunals and prisons.

🏉👍Thanks to James from @abrsolicitors for popping by to donate this first team signed @leedsrhinos shirt! Incredibly generous! 💖

The shirt will be a prize at our 🕺'Dance though the Decades' event in October. Book your ticket here👉 http://chsf.org.uk/dance

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