Criminal Solicitors

A note on how firms are graded

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A = Highly recommend
B = Recommended
C = Unsure or no recommendation
D = Do not recommend

Belfast

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
KRW Solicitors Third Floor
9-15 Queen Street
Belfast BT1 6EA
028 9024 1888
office@kevinrwinters.com
B Darragh Mackin specialises in human rights cases and has been recommended

Birmingham

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
BMV Solicitors Third Floor, Ruskin Chambers,
191 Corporation Street,
Birmingham, B4 6RP
0121 248 1980
office@bmv-solicitors.co.uk
B

Brighton

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Kellys 9 St. Georges Place,
Brighton, BN1 4GB
01273 674 898
Out of hours pager:
0800 387 463
www.kellys-solicitors.co.uk
A highly respected firm covering the South East, London and Wales. Good at instructing agents and has been known to represent people across the country where requested. Widely praised and often favoured by anti-fascist activists. A  Lydia Dagostino has a long and successful track record of defending activists and is recommended by many as having a solid political understanding.

Bristol

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Aidan Woods & Co 238 Stapleton Road,
Bristol, BS5 0NT
0117 952 2006 (24 hours)
www.aidanwoods.co.uk
B
Paul Stevens & Co 48 Gloucester Road,
Bishopston,
Bristol, BS7 8BH
0117 942 9308
Main contact: Nicola Smailes
B
Sansbury Douglas 6 Unity Street,
Bristol, BS1 5HH
0117 926 5341 (24 hours)
www.sansburydouglas.co.uk
B

East Midlands

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
VHS Fletchers
2/4 Marsden Street,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire, S40 1JY
01246 283000
Out of hours: 0115 959 9550
vhsfletchers.co.uk
C
Bird & Co 15 Castlegate,
Grantham,
Lincolnshire, NG31 6SE
01476 591711
Out of hours: 07711 627048
www.birdandco.co.uk
B
Bird & Co 38 Kirk Gate,
Newark,
Nottinghamshire NG24 1AB
01636 650880
Out of hours: 07971 923651
www.birdandco.co.uk
B

Glasgow

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
J Beltrami Berlow 40 Carlton Place,
Glasgow G5 9TW
0141 554 0999 (24 hours) B
Clare Ryan 2 Douglas Gardens,
Bearsden,
Glasgow G61 2SJ
07977 000 312  Covers the whole of Scotland. A Clare Ryan has a great track record of defending activists in Scotland.

Leeds

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Harrison Bundey , 219 Chapeltown Road,
Leeds LS7 3DX
0113 200 7400
Out of hours:
07659 106872
A

London

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Bindmans 236 Gray’s Inn Road,
London WC1X 8HB
020 7833 4433
Out of hours:
084 3224 9025
www.bindmans.com
Particularly good for environmental protest and issues. A  Mike Schwarz has decades of experience defending activists. Gavin who is often their police station rep is also extremely good.
Birds 61 Wandsworth High Street,
Wandsworth,
London SW18 2PT
0208 874 7433
Out of hours: 07966 234994
www.birds.eu.com
B Tim Greene has been recommended in particular for animal rights cases
Birnberg Peirce
14 Inverness Street,
London NW1 7HJ
020 7911 0166
Out of hours: 020 7911 0166
www.birnbergpeirce.co.uk
B  Matt Foot has been recommended for protest cases
BSB Solicitors 2nd Floor,
3 Gower Street
London WC1E 6HA
020 7837 3456 (24 hour)
www.bsbsolicitors.co.uk
B
Hayes Law 1 Lyric Square,
Hammersmith,
London, W6 0NB
0203 159 4248
Out of hours:
07717 606 639
www.hayeslaw.co.uk
C
Hodge Jones & Allen 180 North Gower Street,
London, NW1 2NB
0800 437 0322
Out of hours:
07659 111 192
www.hja.net
Good all round firm. Had some significant successes defending anti-arms trade protesters. A Raj Chada has an excellent track record. Adeela Khan and Darrell Ennis-Gayle have also been successful in protest cases and are recommended
Irvine Thanvi Natas (ITN) Unit 2 Stratford Office Village,
4 Romford Rd,
London, E15 4EA
020 8522 7707
www.itnsolicitors.com
Particularly good at defending anti-fascists. A Simon Natas is highly recommended.

Manchester

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Robert Lizar 101 Princess Road,
Moss Side,
Manchester, M14 4RB
0161 227 7777
Out of hours:
07900 998 999
www.robertlizar.com
Great track record on Manchester city centre protests and the Barton Moss anti-fracking camp. A Simon Pook is highly recommended, a dedicated solicitor with solid politics too
Clifford Johnston & Co 434 Burnage Lane
Manchester M19 1LH
0161 249 2700
Out of hours:
07974 316142
www.cj-law.co.uk/
B Nicki Clark has been recommended by north west activists

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Singleton Winn Saunders 232 Shields Road,
Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1DQ
0191 265 8817
Out of hours:
07904 190 124
www.sws-solicitors.co.uk
B We have received a glowing recommendation for Richard Copsey.

York

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Howard & Byrne Chestnut Court,
148 Lawrence St,
York YO1 3EB
01904 431421 B

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