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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.

Susannah Proctor

Partner

Susannah heads up the criminal defence team.

Keith Allen

Partner

Keith is a leading criminal defence solicitor.

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.

Claire Wardle

Senior Advocate

Claire is an experienced criminal defence solicitor

Helen Taylor

Senior Advocate

Helen has a long history acting as a defence solicitor for both legally aided and privately funded clients

Anna Moran

Advocate

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

Cheryl Rudden

ADVOCATE

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

Patricia Walker

ADVOCATE

Patricia is a qualified Police Station Representative, a Duty Solicitor and holds a Master’s Degree in Law.

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

Ella Barker

Caseworker

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

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Recommendations

“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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"ABR have always been very good on all my cases and thank you once more."

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"Once again you have been there for me when I needed you the most and I know if I need you, you’ll be there for me in the future."

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