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Criminal Defence

We are well known throughout the region for our specialist criminal department. We are able to deal with minor to the most complex of cases from the police station through to the highest courts.

Our Crime Team consists of:-

Alan Hobden (Partner and Duty Solicitor with over 20 years of experience)

Jay Shah (Higher Courts Advocate and Duty Solicitor)

Noelle Magennis (Duty Solicitor and Prison Law Supervisor)

Anton Duinhoven (Legal Executive)

Alastair Douglas (Duty Solicitor)

Lauren Kenny (Solicitor)

Our areas of expertise include:-

Motoring Offences

Violence Against the Person (including Murder, attempted Murder and Manslaughter)

Sexual Offences

Drug Offences

Theft and Fraud

Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA Hearings)


Anti-Social Behavioural Orders

Public Order Offences

Criminal Damage

Animal Cruelty

Breaches of Court Orders

Communication Offences

Prison Law

Should you find yourself under Police investigation or facing proceedings in either the Magistrates or the Crown Court, you can find out more about our services by using the links under services for individuals. Alternatively you can contact us on 01323 644 222 or on our out of hours telephone number 07724 350 521.

We will be able to represent you at Police Stations, Council Offices, Courts, Prisons and Detention Centres. We also offer, by prior arrangement, out of office appointments or home visits for people unable to attend our offices.

The Crime Department provides all of these services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year. All of the advice we provide to you is entirely confidential.