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
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Phoenix LawThird and Fourth Floor,
92 High Street
Belfast
BT1 2BG
0289 032 8383 (24 hours)

 

info@phoenix-law.org

www.phoenix-law.org

 BDarragh Mackin specialises in human rights cases and has been recommended

Birmingham

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
BMV Solicitors1st Floor, Neville House, Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5TX0121 248 1980
office@bmv-solicitors.co.uk

 

www.bmvsolicitors.co.uk

 B 

Brighton

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Kellys9 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 of England, 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.ALydia Dagostino has a long and successful track record of defending activists and is recommended by many as having a solid political understanding.

Bristol

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Aidan Woods & Co348 Stapleton Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 0NN0117 952 2006 (24 hours)

 

enquiries@aidanwoods.co.uk
www.aidanwoods.co.uk

 B 
Paul Stevens & Co48 Gloucester Road,
Bishopston,
Bristol, BS7 8BH
0117 942 9308
Main contact: Nicola Smailes
 B 

East Midlands

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Banner Jones
Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Mansfield, and Nottingham0330 017 6303
info@bannerjones.co.uk
www.bannerjones.co.uk
 B 
Bird & CoOffices in Grantham, Newark and Lincoln01476 591711
Out of hours: 07711 627048
www.birdandco.co.uk
 B 

Glasgow

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
      
Clare Ryan2 Douglas Gardens,
Bearsden,
Glasgow G61 2SJ
07977 000 312

 

clarelryan@aol.com

Covers the whole of Scotland.AClare Ryan has a great track record of defending activists in Scotland.

Leeds

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Harrison Bundy / ISON HarrisonDuke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2EE0113 200 7400

 

Out of hours number: 0113 399 6181

mail@harrisonbundey.co.uk

www.isonharrison.co.uk

 B 

London

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Bindmans236 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.APatrick Ormerod is highly recommended. Gavin who is often their police station rep is also excellent.
Birds61 Wandsworth High Street,
Wandsworth,
London SW18 2PT
0208 874 7433
Out of hours: 07966 234994info@birds.eu.com
www.birds.eu.com
Birds is often recommended by animal rights protesters.BJenny Winter is highly recommended by her clients.
Birnberg Peirce
14 Inverness Street,
London NW1 7HJ
020 7911 0166 (24 Hours)
www.birnbergpeirce.co.uk
 BMatt Foot has been recommended for protest cases.
Alastair Lyon has been recommended for representing activists stopped under Schedule 7.
BSB Solicitors2 John Street, London, WC1N 2ES020 7837 3456 (24 hour)
info@bsbsolicitors.co.uk
www.bsbsolicitors.co.uk
 B 
CommonsThe Co-op Centre,
11 Mowll Street,
London SW9 6BG
020 3865 5403 5403
info@commons.legal
www.commons.legal
 ACooperatively run firm offering personal as well as legal support. Hussain Hassan is an astute solicitor and highly dedicated to his clients’ cases.
Edward Fail Bradshaw & Waterson662 – 664 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London, E14 7HA020 7790 4032

 

main@efbw.co.uk

www.efbw.co.uk

 AAdeela Khan is highly recommended.
Hodge Jones & Allen180 North Gower Street,
London, NW1 2NB
0808 274 8226
www.hja.net
Good all round firm. Had some significant successes defending anti-arms trade protesters.ARaj Chada, Mike Schwarz and Darrell Ennis-Gayle all have an excellent track record in successful protest cases and are recommended
Irvine Thanvi Natas (ITN)19 -21 Great Tower St, London EC3R 5AQ020 3909 8100 (24 hours)
www.itnsolicitors.com
Particularly good at defending anti-fascists.ASimon Natas is highly recommended.

Manchester

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Robert Lizar101 Princess Road,
Moss Side,
Manchester, M14 4RB
T: 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.ASimon Pook is highly recommended, a dedicated solicitor with solid politics too

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Singleton Winn Connell232 Shields Road,
Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1DQ
T: 0191 265 8817
Out of hours:
07904 190 124

https:/singletonwinnconnell.co.uk

 BNeil Connell has been recommended for his work on protest cases.

York

Name
AddressContact
SpecialismsGradeTop solicitors
Howard & ByrneChestnut Court,
148 Lawrence St,
York YO1 3EB
T: 01904 431421

www.howardandbyrne.co.uk

 B