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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 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...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/tony-murphy/
Niyaz joined the criminal defence team in May 2018. He like all the team is available 24/7 to assist with criminal matters. He represents clients across the spectrum of offences...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/niyaz-raof/
Michael is a specialist criminal defence solicitor. He is a duty solicitor. He represents clients charged with the full spectrum of criminal offences from road traffic to murder.
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/michael-ogarra/
ABR Solicitors offers a range of services to both individuals and businesses alike.  One of the leading firms in the Country according to independent guides to the profession in our...
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Our award-winning solicitors in Leeds are recognised as one of the country’s top ranked criminal defence teams. You can benefit from our clear, practical advice, robust representation and strong personal...
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Our award-winning solicitors in Liverpool are recognised as one of the country’s top ranked criminal defence teams. Offering clear, practical advice, determined representation and exceptional personal service, we can help...
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(By Appointment Only) Our award-winning solicitors in London are regarded as one of the country’s top ranked criminal defence teams. We provide our clients practical advice in plain English, as...
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1. Our Complaints Procedure 1.1 If you have a complaint, please contact Rob Rode our client care partner. You can write to him at: ABR Solicitors Britannia Chambers 4 Oxford...
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ABR Solicitors are always interested in hearing from people that would like to join the firm. We are dedicated to the recruitment of talented individuals who are committed to the proper representation...
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ABR Solicitors is a niche fraud, crime, regulatory, mental health and prison law practice with its head and back office in Leeds. We have offices in Liverpool, London (appointment only)...
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Should you find yourself accused of a crime It is important to ensure that you instruct expert criminal defence solicitors.  We are recognised in both the Legal 500 and Chambers...
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Facing a regulatory or criminal investigation at your business? We can guide you through what to expect and what you need to do to protect yourself and your business. Worried...
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We know how important your driving licence is to your family, your work and you. We realise how distressing it is to find yourself at risk of losing your driving...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/motoring-law/
Confiscation proceedings can be brought by the prosecuting authorities following conviction for any offence where it is felt that a financial benefit has been obtained by the defendant. The agencies...
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With years of experience as award winning criminal defence solicitors ABR Solicitors are ideally placed to act as defence solicitors for any member of the armed service in every branch...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/military-law/
ABR Solicitors provides legal advice, assistance and representation to those detained under the Mental Health Act but also to their families. At ABR Solicitors we recognise the vulnerable nature of...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/mental-health/
It is a common place reality in today’s criminal justice system that the police, Crown Prosecution Service, Local Authority or other enforcement agency are now refusing to prosecute cases that...
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Few things in life are more traumatic than finding yourself accused of a crime by the police or other agency. Our expert team of criminal defence solicitors and Police station...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/interview-under-caution/
If you have been accused of a sexual offence, it is normal to feel scared, upset and confused. You likely have a lot of questions, including how this has happened,...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/defence-of-sexual-offences-historic-sexual-offences-and-indecent-images/
If you have been accused of being involved in a criminal conspiracy then you need an experienced conspiracy defence solicitor ready to defend you against some of the most serious...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/conspiracy-allegations/
As one of the leading firms of criminal defence solicitors in the country we are able to defend you throughout the country and we can be contacted to defend you...
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Trading Standards investigations can cause significant disruption and damage to a business. Taking expert legal advice at the outset can often make all the difference. Our regulatory solicitors have vast...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/trading-standards/
Health and safety is a complex topic and is an issue that affects all businesses from sole traders to multi-national companies. Our experienced health and safety defence lawyers are able...
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The Environment Agency is vested with extensive investigation and prosecution powers. The crucial factor is that anyone under investigation gets clear, tactically astute advice as soon as possible. Our team...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/business-defence/environment-agency-investigations-and-prosecutions/
Most deaths are registered with a doctor and no further investigations are necessary. There are however deaths that require an investigation by a Coroner and in rare cases(if a death...
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Money laundering is a very serious criminal offence. An investigation or prosecution can have serious consequences for your business and for you personally. A successful prosecution could lead to heavy...
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A corporate criminal investigation can be particularly difficult for individuals or companies to navigate and manage. Not only is your liberty at risk but also the finances of the individual...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/serious-fraud/
The Bribery Act came into effect in July 2011. It is a far-reaching piece of legislation that covers the activities of UK companies and individuals all over the world. Agencies...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/bribery-and-corruption/
The Enterprise Act of 2002 introduced dramatic changes to UK competition law and heralded the creation of the Office of Fair Trading(The OFT) The functions of the OFT include the...
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James McAulay is recognised as one of the country’s leading experts in dealing with those accused of sexual offences.  James is able to take an individual through the investigation stage...
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Andrew joined the firm in June 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2010. Andrew is a criminal defence solicitor with a particular specialism in defending fraud and confiscation...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/andrew-stewardson/
Matt joined the firm in January 2013. Matt has established a formidable reputation as a criminal lawyer in the East and West Midlands with a huge loyal following throughout the...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/matt-goode/
Julie qualified as a solicitor in 1993 with a top Liverpool city law firm, having previously attended the University of Hertfordshire and the College of Law in Guildford. Julie is...
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Cheryl qualified as a solicitor with a firm in North London in 2004 and has specialised as a criminal defence solicitor since then. Cheryl has a reputation for being committed...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/cheryl-rudden/
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...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/anna-moran/
Kenton is a specialist criminal defence solicitor. He is a criminal duty solicitor . He is a higher court advocate. He is committed to providing the firm’s clients with the...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/kenton-sargeant/
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.
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/anjum-nazir/
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,...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/arlegh-davies/
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.
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/adele-mcbride/
Tracey joined the firm in 2010 having previously had a career in the civil service which included amongst other roles working as a judge’s clerk in the High Court before...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/tracey-hepworth/
Paige joined the firm in 2016 after working within a Mental Health Act department for a number of years. Paige’s role included checking the legality of detention procedures, under which...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/paige-newell/
Ella joined the firm as an apprentice in 2015 after completing her A-Level qualifications. Whilst working with the crime department Ella also studied part-time at Leeds City College and in...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/ella-barker/
Stephen has decades of criminal law experience. Working with other team members he is responsible for ensuring that Crown Court cases are fully prepared. He leaves no stone unturned ensuring...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/stephen-arthur/
Atifa 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.
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/atifa-bhatti/
‘Credit’ for the defendant who pleads guilty is of course a long established sentencing practice that affords the courts the opportunity to draw a distinction between the defendant who admits...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/guilty-pleas-and-reduced-sentences/
Recent research brings trial by jury back into the spotlight and suggests that juries need more support from the courts in understanding their role in the trial process. Findings by...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/use-of-juries-under-scrutiny-again/
A parliamentary committee has called the Ministry of Justice ‘shambolic” in its handling of the outsourcing of court interpreting services to Applied Language Solutions (ALS, now Capita Translation and Interpreting)....
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/ministry-of-justice-slammed-by-parliament-over-court-translation-services/
Justice Secretary Christopher Grayling continued his attack on the Legal Aid budget this month announcing further cuts to legal aid in civil and criminal matters, including funding for prison law...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/further-cuts-to-legal-aid-for-prisoners/
The Ministry of Justice is “looking seriously” at making “upskirting” a specific criminal offence. The Justice Secretary David Gauke told MPs he was “sympathetic” to calls for further action, and...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/upskirting-is-a-specific-criminal-offence-necessary/
Keith Allen secures quashing of unlawful sentence in a case with national implications for the sentencing of youths.  Keith instructed Nicholas De La Poer of New Park Court Chambers. On...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/youth-court-sentencing/
On the 23rd February 2016 a divisional court of the High Court heard arguments about the appropriate way to deal with alternative charges in the Magistrates’ Court. Keith Allen of...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/high-court-quashes-convictions-for-lesser-alternatives/
Hansa joined the firm in September 2019 as a trainee solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor in January 2022. Prior to commencing her training contract, Hansa completed her Legal Practice...
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Jo qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2011. She has also been an accredited Police Station Representative since 2009 and is an LAA Accredited...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/jo-davidson/
Manjit joined the firm in December 2019. She is an experienced specialist criminal defence solicitor with over ten years’ experience. She has  a wealth of experience representing clients at the...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/our-people/manjit-thandi/
Kiss Chase, Doctor’s and Nurses and the age of Criminal Responsibility A recent article in the Telegraph entitled ‘When did a game of Doctors and Nurses become a sex crime?’...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/youth-offending-and-the-age-of-criminal-responsibility/
A recent YouGov survey (on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation), the largest of its kind, recently surveyed 2,500 people with mental health difficulties.  The results showed that 28 per...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/mental-health-the-gender-divide/
The prevalence of serious mental illness (including depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) is reported as being present in at least 25-30% of homeless people.. The most quoted source on the...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/world-mental-health-day/
The City of London Police have recently launched a pilot scheme under which they will appoint solicitors from private law firms to recover money they allege has been obtained through...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/police-to-outsource-fraud-asset-recovery-to-private-law-firms/
In response to the latest consultation with regards cuts to the LGFS and Court Appointed fees, the Big Firms’ Group calls on the Lord Chancellor to meet with all relevant...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/statement-on-lgfs-cuts/
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Investigation and prosecution for tax fraud can be very challenging for your business and for you individually. Your liberty may be at risk, but there can also be a very...
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Facing prosecution or investigation for furlough fraud? We can offer clear legal advice and robust representation. Concerned you may have made an honest mistake when claiming against either of the...
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The government’s furlough schemes for businesses and the self-employed have offered essential support during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown, supporting approximately 7.5 million workers. However, HMRC recently revealed that it has...
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Imprisonment can be scary, confusing and very upsetting, both for prisoners and their loved ones. Understanding how the prison system works and what rights prisoners have can make all the...
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746 arrests have been made across Europe after the EncroChat encrypted messaging service was hacked in an operation by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) working with various European law...
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Chambers and Partners          ​​​​​​​ The firm has been consistently recommended in Chambers and partners (an independent guide to the profession) for a number of years. In...
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If you are released under investigation following an arrest, it can be a very scary and confusing time. You will likely have a lot of questions about what happens next...
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Facing prosecution or investigation for conspiracy to defraud? We can clearly explain your rights and provide expert legal defence. Worried you might have committed conspiracy to defraud and not sure...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/trading-standards/conspiracy-to-defraud/
Facing prosecution or investigation for investment fraud? We can clearly explain your rights and provide expert legal defence. Worried you might have committed investment fraud and not sure what to...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/serious-fraud/investment-fraud/
Facing prosecution or investigation for revenue fraud? We can clearly explain your rights and provide expert legal defence. Worried you might have committed revenue fraud and not sure what to...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/fraud-defence/serious-fraud/revenue-fraud/
Are you facing investigation or prosecution for drugs offences? From possession cases to ‘serious organised crime’ and ‘drug ring’ prosecutions, our criminal defence specialists are here to help. At ABR...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/drugs-offences/
The news is always full of stories about people facing drug offence charges for possession with intent to supply. However, it is not always clear where possession of drugs crosses...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/what-counts-as-possession-with-intent-to-supply/
Have you been arrested or are facing investigation and prosecution for cultivation of cannabis? Protect yourself by getting a skilled criminal defence lawyer on your side. At ABR Solicitors, we...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/drugs-offences/cultivation-of-cannabis/
Are you facing a criminal investigation or prosecution for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs? Our specialist criminal defence solicitors can provide practical advice and support while protecting your legal...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/drugs-offences/conspiracy-to-supply-class-b-drugs/
If you are facing investigation or prosecution for conspiring to supply Class A drugs, it is extremely important to get the best legal advice possible. Your lawyer could mean the...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/services/criminal-defence/drugs-offences/conspiracy-to-supply-class-a-drugs/
HMRC interviewed numerous individuals under caution in respect of various fraud related cases, such as VAT evasion, tax evasion, red diesel fraud and conspiracy to defraud pre-pandemic and those individuals...
https://www.abrsolicitors.com/blog/post/hmrc-begins-contacting-fraud-suspects-released-under-investigation-reported-on-summons/
All prosecuting authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Trading Standards have the power to bring prosecutions under the Fraud Act 2006. Being found...
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The Sexual Offences Act dictates that it is a criminal offence for someone aged 18 or over to engage in communication with a child under the age of 16 for...
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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have the power to bring forward prosecutions relating to the possession, distribution and production of indecent and prohibited images. Being found guilty of an offence...
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Historic sexual offence cases are dealt with according to the laws that were in force at the time of the alleged offence. This means that the alleged offences could be...
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The offence of rape is set out in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and carries very serious penalties for anyone who is convicted of the offence. Allegations of this nature...
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