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The ‘market-leading’ team at Blackfords LLP is ‘head and shoulders above the local competition’, and is ‘an effective pair of hands’ across the full range of criminal matters. Philip Williams and Emma Harris are recommended.

At the very top of the local criminal defence firms’, Bowden Jones Solicitorsregularly litigate the most difficult and complex cases with a particular presence in multi-handed drug operations’. ‘Outstanding’ team head Scott Bowen gives ‘well- reasoned advice’.

GHP Legal has a strong reputation for criminal defence work in north Wales, where Ceri Evans is singled out as being ‘well prepared and good with clients’.

Led by the experienced Zep Bellavia, Harding Evans LLP handles a wide range of criminal work including narcotics offences, robbery and serious sexual offences.

Led by Simon Thomas, Hutchinson Thomas’ five-partner team has a strong reputation and handles a broad array of matters including murder, sexual assault, drugs offences and false imprisonment. The team’s credibility in the area was recently underscored by successfully securing one of the eight duty solicitor contracts available across the whole of south Wales.

At M & M Solicitors, Nadeem Majid regularly defends clients in large-scale drugs conspiracy cases and also handles a wide range of other matters including sexual offences.

At Martyn Prowel Solicitors, Geraint Richards handles a variety of criminal matters and consultant Martyn Prowel is ‘very well regarded’ for serious crime cases.

Watkins & Gunn Solicitors’ practice is headed by the ‘astute and tenaciousJonathan Wellington and handles the full spectrum of criminal law matters including serious crimes such as murder and sexual abuse.

Red Kite Law LLP is noted for its guidance at each stage of the process, from representation at the police station through to trial where necessary. David Williams is the main contact.

At Slater and Gordon, the ‘professional, knowledgeable and approachable’ Jon Nutman is noted for his representation of police officers accused of misconduct.

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