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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 an experienced specialist criminal defence solicitor in Liverpool with a specialism in defending fraud cases, confiscation proceedings and multi handed drugs conspiracies.

Julie is also regularly instructed as defence solicitor in VHCC matters. She takes a systematic approach to dealing with complex issues arising out of these matters and has been praised for her dedication and preparatory work by clients and senior barristers.

Julie’s reputation in the meticulous preparation of complex criminal defence cases means she often receives referrals from other legal professionals.

Julie also deals with all aspects of Crown court work and has dealt with a full range of offences including murder, conspiracy to import firearms, production of cannabis and rape.

Notable Cases:

R-V-D (Liverpool Crown Court) Defence solicitor for a client charged with murder.  Manslaughter was admitted from the outset by the client.  The CPS would not accept a plea to manslaughter and the matter proceeded to trial.  After hearing the defence case the jury found the defendant not guilty of murder.

R –v- C (Liverpool Crown Court) Defence solicitor for a client charged with conspiracy to import firearms. Successfully argued at the Court of Appeal that a life sentence was not appropriate in the circumstances and a determinate sentence was imposed.

R –v- D (Mold Crown Court) Defence solicitor for a client charged with multi million pound mortgage fraud; the evidence served was over 300,000 pages. The trial of the case lasted for 6 months.

R –v- S (Liverpool Crown Court) Defence solicitor for a client charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs (Cocaine). Following the work carried out by Julie the defendant stood trial and was acquitted after the 2 week trial in the Crown Court.

What the clients say:

“Julie was superb throughout my case. The service I received has been first class and the end result was more than satisfactory.”

“Julie is an excellent solicitor. I would recommend her to anyone. Very helpful.”

“I would like to thank Julie Murphy for all her hard work in relation to my case”

“Thank you for all the time you spent on my case and helping me to get the best outcome possible.”

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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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