Facing criminal investigations or proceedings can be a daunting experience and cause great anxiety. When confronted by Specialist Investigators and Prosecutors, you need the reassurance and confidence that you have the specialists to defend your rights and protect your interests.
We recognise that all criminal allegations are serious for those on the receiving end and we understand that criminal allegations can have a profound affect on future prospects. We aim to support our clients by being proactive from the beginning of instructions.
We commit to providing a high quality service, ensuring that all our clients achieve the best possible result.
24 Hour Police Station Service
Everybody detained at a Police Station is entitled to be represented by a lawyer free of charge. This service is funded by the Legal Services Commission.
What you say or do at the Police Station can have a profound impact on the future outcome of your case. It is therefore important that you are represented by an expert who will defend and protect your position and who will advise both prior to and during your interview so that you are able to make the appropriate decisions to achieve the best outcome.
Our Solicitors and specialist Police Station Advisors are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you, your family or friends require this service, please contact our24 hour Crimeline 0844 587 9996. Alternatively our 24 hour Emergency Line 0701 700 8 999.
Representation in the Magistrates Court
All Criminal Cases from minor Road Traffic Offences to serious Criminal allegations start in the Magistrates Court. Our team of experienced advocates represent clients facing the full range of criminal cases before the Magistrates and Youth Courts.
You may be entitled to legal aid (see below) or alternatively we provide competitive private rates.
Representation in the Crown Court
Cases which are transferred to the Crown Court for trial or sentence will be prepared by our specialist Crown Court department and expert Crown Court advocates will be instructed to represent you.
Your case will be meticulously prepared with our skills and resources. We have strong links with leading Barristers Chambers and are able to call upon the expertise of the finest Barristers and Higher Court Advocates to ensure that your defence is put forward comprehensively and persuasively.
ABV Solicitors are regularly instructed to represent clients facing matters before various tribunals ranging from VAT & Duties Tribunals through to Tribunals which deal with Professionals such as Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers Surveyors and Accountants for misconduct or breach of their governing body’s rules. (For more information click on Practice Areas.)
Appeals To The Higher Courts
We are often approached by those serving lengthy sentences who require advice on the merits of an appeal against conviction and sentence.
Overturning miscarriages of justice requires expertise in analysing evidence, honest and realistic advice on the prospects of success and a commitment to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. These are the qualities which ABV Solicitors can offer those who wish to instruct us to appeal a conviction or sentence.
Funding Your Case
We are proud of our commitment to Legal Aid work and the Criminal Defence Service. Every ABV client will benefit from our full access approach to the Criminal Justice System.
If you are arrested, charged or summonsed to appear in court you may be eligible for free legal advice and assistance. Please contact us for further details.
Due to the constraints of and limited eligibility for legal aid, a growing number of clients pay for the legal advice and representation that we provide to them.
We will provide an estimate of our fees which will be tailored to the requirements of your case. We will keep you informed of the costs of your case and notify you immediately should there be a need to revise the estimate of our fees.
We offer a number of options for payment including staggered payments and credit card payments.
We are confident that you will find our fees are competitive and provide good value for the expertise that ABV Solicitors can offer you.
ABV Solicitors have made giant strides in the last 3 years as evidenced by the quality of the cases undertaken, our lawyers accomplishments and the achievement of being regarded by Chambers & Partners as a Band 1 firm which sets us apart from many other firms in Thames Valley and West London.
To maintain our progress we seek to recruit and retain the best people. We recognise that our team are our greatest resource and we make every effort to create a working environment where our employees are supported, motivated and able to develop their careers. Whether a Trainee Solicitor, Advocate, Paralegal or Administrative Support, everybody’s contribution is valued.
Should you wish to register your interest in being part of a dynamic, committed and talented team please email us a covering letter with your CV. Specific Vacancies will be listed below as and when they arise.
We are proud of our diverse workforce and are committed to equal opportunity.
ABV Solicitors are currently taking applications for Training Contracts to commence 2011. Deadline for CV and covering letter is Friday 14 October 2011. Please address all correspondence to Ms Gurjeet Johal.