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Rob Rode

Partner

Rob is a nationally and internationally recognised specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Tony Murphy

Partner

Tony is a nationally known practitioner in criminal law.

James McAulay

Partner

James became a Mental Health Accreditation Panel Member in 2009.

Andrew Stewardson

Partner

Andrew deals with all aspects of criminal defence work

Matt Goode

Consultant

Matt joined the firm in January 2013.

Julie Murphy

Senior Advocate

Julie is an experienced specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Cheryl Rudden

SENIOR ADVOCATE

Cheryl qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has specialised as a criminal defence solicitor since then

Anna Moran

Senior Advocate

Anna became a member of the criminal defence duty solicitor scheme in 2014

Kenton Sargeant

Senior Advocate

Kenton is a specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Anjum Nazir

Senior Advocate

Anjum is a specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Arlegh Davies

Senior Advocate

Arlegh joined ABR in January 2019 from a reputable high street firm based in London and Essex.

Jonathan Cairns

Senior Advocate

Jonathan is an experienced criminal solicitor.

Mark Whitfield

Advocate

Mark is a specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Gemma Raines

ADVOCATE

Gemma is a prison Law supervisor who fights for her clients.

Max Usher

Advocate

Max is a criminal defence solicitor.

Tracey Hepworth

Police Station Representative

Tracey joined the firm in 2010 having previously had a career in the civil service

Paige Newell

Accredited Mental Health Case Worker

Paige holds a Business and Management BA Hons degree from Leeds University with a 2:1

Ashley Taafe

Accredited Mental Health Caseworker

Ashley is a member of the firms mental health department.

Ella Barker

Caseworker

Ella is a criminal case worker in the criminal law department.

Stephen Arthur

Crown Court Manager

Stephen has years of criminal law experience.

Niyaz Raof

Consultant

Niyaz joined the criminal defence team in May 2018.

Kristy Dixon

Prison Law

Kristy is part of the prison law team.

Michael O'Garra

Consultant

Michael is a specialist criminal defence solicitor.

Atifa Bhatti

Consultant

Atifa is a specialist criminal defence solicitor.

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"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 not only found Susannah good at her job but human too."

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"Paige was very good, hard working, polite and ease to get on with."

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"No words can express how grateful we all are as a family, Rob is totally dedicated to his job and all his client’s cases."

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"Professional and friendly service."

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"Thank you for your fast, efficient communications and professional advice throughout my case."

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"Patricia made me feel at ease at a point when I was scared. I am very happy with the high level of professionalism."

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"An outstanding result was achieved by Anna Moran, she fully understood my situation and fought hard for a result in my favour."

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