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David Gray Solicitors LLP is recognised by clients and peers alike for its criminal law practice, which frequently works in conjunction with the firm’s mental health, immigration and family departments. In co-operation with the latter, the team acted in a case concerning the assault against a child where a parent is said to be responsible for the infliction of non-accidental injuries. Other recent work includes acting for a client accused of joint enterprise murder, defending a client against drug supply-related allegations as well as acting in a number of rape trials and proceedings concerning death by dangerous driving. Team head Brian Hegarty frequently acts as a higher court advocate and represents defendants in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Other key individuals include solicitor Michael Gibson, who is particularly experienced in handling assault and motoring offence-related trials, senior solicitor Janice Hall, who is well versed in dealing with youth court proceedings alongside criminal matters involving domestic violence and sexual offences, as well as solicitors Emma Silburn and Paul Harbison, who are both recognised for their expertise in mental health-related work.

Hay & Kilner's workload includes serious crime proceedings such as murder, serious assault, drug supply and robbery, while the team is also well versed in defending clients in road traffic prosecutions and against allegations of sexual abuse as well as the possession and distribution of indecent material. Team head Mark Harrison acted for a client charged with several offences including murder, conspiracy of murder, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and drugs offences, and represented an elderly defendant charged with a number of historic sexual abuse offences relating to his previous employment as a football coach. Together with solicitor Matthew Purves, he also represented a number of defendants charged with conspiracy to steal from commercial premises. Acting in youth court proceedings also forms part of the team’s expertise.

Kenneth M Barrow & Co is ‘relentless in its pursuit of justice for its clients’. The ‘reliable’ team defends against a wide range of serious crime allegations including sexual offences, assault, murder and drug supply. 'Excellent’ team head Ravi Khosla represented a client on suspicion of historic sexual offences, and acted for a client who is alleged to have conspired with others to supply class B drugs. Other recommended individuals include director and name partner Kenneth Barrow, Sunny Thandi as well as solicitors Jennifer Hall and Amreek Jandoo .

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