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
Phoenix Law Third and Fourth Floor,
92 High Street
Belfast
BT1 2BG
00442890328383 (24 hours)

info@phoenix-law.org

www.phoenix-law.org

B Darragh Mackin specialises in human rights cases and has been recommended

Birmingham

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
BMV Solicitors 1st Floor, Neville House, Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5TX 0121 248 1980
office@bmv-solicitors.co.uk

www.bmvsolicitors.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 number:
0800 387 463

admin@kellys-solicitors.co.uk
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 348 Stapleton Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 0NN 0117 952 2006 (24 hours)

enquiries@aidanwoods.co.uk
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
Banner Jones
Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Mansfield, and Nottingham 0330 017 6303
info@bannerjones.co.uk
www.bannerjones.co.uk
B
Bird & Co Offices in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln 01476 591711
Out of hours: 07711 627048
www.birdandco.co.uk
B

Glasgow

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Clare Ryan 2 Douglas Gardens,
Bearsden,
Glasgow G61 2SJ
07977 000 312

clarelryan@aol.com

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 Bundy / ISON Harrison Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE 0113 200 7400

Out of hours number: 0113 399 6181

mail@harrisonbundey.co.uk

www.isonharrison.co.uk

A

London

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
Bindmans 236 Gray’s Inn Road,
London WC1X 8HB
020 7833 4433
Out of hours:
020 7305 5638

info@bindmans.com
www.bindmans.com

Particularly good for environmental protest and issues. A Patrick Omerod is highly recommended. 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

info@birds.eu.com
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 (24 Hours)

www.birnbergpeirce.co.uk

B Matt Foot has been recommended for protest cases
BSB Solicitors 2 John Street, London, WC1N 2ES 020 7837 3456 (24 hour)

info@bsbsolicitors.co.uk
www.bsbsolicitors.co.uk

B
Commons The Co-op Centre,
11 Mowll Street,
London SW9 6BG
020 3865 5403info@commons.legal

www.commons.legal

B Small cooperatively run firm made up of solicitors with a background in protest cases.
Hodge Jones & Allen 180 North Gower Street,
London, NW1 2NB
0808 250 1023 (24 hours)
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 3909 8100 (24 hours)
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

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Name
Address Contact
Specialisms Grade Top solicitors
SWS Solicitors 232 Shields Road,
Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1DQ
0191 265 8817
Out of hours:
07904 190 124

https:/singletonwinnconnell.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

www.howardandbyrne.co.uk

B