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Cartwright Kingprovides good breadth and depth of cover at all stages of criminal proceedings’, and is experienced in cases involving money laundering, murder, sexual offences and drug smuggling. Mark Hopwell heads the department, and another key contact is Imogen Cox.

Jonas Roy Bloom is ‘one of the finest firms in the West Midlands for crime’, according to one client. Steven Jonas is highly recommended and Ben Henry is ‘at the top of his game and works tirelessly for clients’.

Hamraj Kang, who ‘has a superb grasp of complex and demanding cases’, heads the team at Kangs Solicitors, which specialises in serious crime cases. Helen Holder is also recommended.

Purcell Parker Solicitors’ team is headed by Spencer Stephens, with David Rees highly recommended. Anthony Cartin joined St Ives Chambers in 2015. The practice specialises in road traffic offences, as well as offences covered at magistrates’ and Crown Court.

A recent highlight for Slater and Gordon was representing two regional Police Federation officials in relation to the ‘Plebgate’ scandal involving MP Andrew Mitchell. Tim Coolican is head of the department and focuses on all aspects of criminal law. Sue Swan specialises in representing police officers.

James Turner heads the Birmingham team of Tuckers Solicitors and is head of the serious crime department nationally. The firm specialises in serious crime, white-collar crime, road traffic offences and tax fraud. Arvind Sharma, who focuses on road traffic offences and fighting ASBOs, is another key contact.

Alsters Kelley LLP’s team handles cases involving serious crime, corporate crime and criminal regulatory matters. Stefan Hunka heads the team from the Coventry office. Nuneaton-based Nazir Vania is also recommended.

Beswicks Legal’s team is headed by Andrew Turnock and road traffic offences specialist Peter Howland. Recent highlights include acting for a client charged with the importation of controlled substances.

Roy Tozer*, who heads DLA Piper UK LLP’s team, focuses on defending companies under investigation. Charles Arrand specialises in corporate manslaughter, inquests, and health and safety. *Roy Tozer joined Shoosmiths LLP in August 2016.

At Gateley Plc, regulatory experts Ruth Armstrong and Pauline Munro have extensive experience handling multi-agency criminal investigations and defending multinational companies in criminal prosecutions relating to the professional services, construction, waste, food, retail and manufacturing sectors. Kate Oliver joined as an associate in February 2015 from Thomas Horton LLP.

The key contacts at Glaisyers are Neil Davis and Steve Masih, who cover all aspects of criminal defence.

Partner and solicitor advocate Catherine Junor is head of the department at Higgs & Sons. Junor specialises in private motoring offences and private criminal matters.

Lanyon Bowdler’s team has expertise in motoring offences and Environment Agency prosecutions. Adrian Roberts heads the team.

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