The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work 0161 835 9933
Fax 0161 839 5553

Abbey Solicitors is one of the leading criminal firms in the North West of England, with additional offerings in the fields of commercial law and personal injury law.

The firm: Abbey Solicitors was founded in 2003. Under the management of Nadeem Ullah, the practice has grown steadily. In 2014, Abbey Solicitors was recognised as the largest provider of Crown Court criminal services in England and Wales, conducting a full range of criminal cases with considerable experience in high-value fraud cases and significant high-profile national and international cases.

A dynamic law firm which provides a professional and value-for-money service to clients nationwide, Abbey Solicitors now employs over 20 solicitors in various fields plus an extensive team of case workers and support staff. The skilled and experienced team conducts cases with a high degree of specialism, making every effort to achieve the best outcome for the client, giving total commitment and support. The firm's hard work and passion is underlined with keen business acumen and a sense of community responsibility. It prides itself on a high standard of client care, and the firm's own client rate of 65% is a testament to this.

Abbey has benefitted from the considered/committed approach that it has shown to staff training and development. Since the firm's inception in 2003, 16 trainees have become qualified solicitors and have introduced personal injury, family, conveyancing, civil/commercial litigation and financial claims departments offering a plethora of services to its ever-expanding client base.

As an employer, Abbey Solicitors is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its workforce, something that is extended when meeting the diverse needs of clients.

Types of work undertaken: Abbey Solicitors' core business is criminal law. From February 2016 to March 2017, the percentage of criminal work undertaken by the firm was 67%.

Abbey uses highly skilled advocates to ensure the best outcome for its clients, and to ensure its reputation is maintained. Highly experienced Crown Court case workers are allocated cases providing client support and continuity. This in turn ensures barristers spend the maximum time in court. A number of the firm's solicitors have higher rights of audience. This enables Abbey to provide an end-to-end service for clients, increasing case knowledge specialism and client care.

Abbey Solicitors' skilled teams deal with police stations, Magistrates Court and Crown Court cases, including proceeds of crime and appeals on a daily basis. The firm now has a prolific case profile containing a vast number of instances where it has represented clients in high-profile Crown Court cases. This ranges from multi million-pound frauds to murders that attract international media coverage. The firm takes pride in its ability, professionalism, confidentiality and expertise, and continues to grow and develop in this area.

  • Number of UK partners: 1
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 37
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Crime: 67
  • Personal injury: 22
  • Conveyancing: 3
  • Family: 3
  • Litigation: 3
  • Debt: 2

Above material supplied by Abbey Solicitors.

Legal Developments in the UK

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Gulbenkian Andonain discuss NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa

    The document entitled "Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules" which was released by the House of Commons on the 7th March 2019, outlined and advised us on a number of changes that will come into place that will affect the Tier 1 Investor Visa amongst other visa programmes and schemes. The latest article on our website discusses both of these new UK business visa routes. Our immigration lawyers London are already up to date on all of the required information for both the NEW Tier 1 Start-Up Visa and the NEW Tier 1 Innovator Visa .
  • Upcoming Changes to the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa

    According to the new document from the House of Commons on March 7th 2019 titled “Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules”, a number of changes will come into place that affecting the Tier 1 UK Investor Visa programme amongst other visa programmes and schemes. Read about them in our latest  article . 
  • Brexit and non-EU Immigration

    There is no doubt that the UK has to date benefited immensely from visa-free EU immigration to the extent that visa conditions and caps on non-EU migrant have undermined and overshadowed the ability of this group to play a prominent role in British industry and commerce and in its expanding and overburdened NHS service. It is the view of  Gulbenkian Andonian  however, that after  Brexit, there should be a noticeable change in those skilled non-EU migrants contributing to British society in a meaningful way. 
  • Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discuss Post Brexit scenarios - EU Nationals and Salient Immigration

    From 1 January 2021 everyone except for British and Irish citizens will be subject to immigration control in the UK.   Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors has already published an article on this topic of post- Brexit immigration and has discussed the case of EU nationals and family members after Brexit, you can find that article here as one of many in our blog .

    Tescoadmitted wrongdoing over its accounting scandal in order to obtain a deferredprosecution agreement and avoid a conviction. But with everyone charged overthe scandal having been cleared, Aziz Rahman examines whether the deferredprosecution agreement process needs revising.

    With Standard Bank having become the first organisation to conclude a DPA, Aziz Rahman explains why gaining one is only the start of the challenge.

    The sacking of Nissan’s high-profile chairman may have beenproof that nobody is infallible. But Nicola Sharp argues that it should also beseen as an indicator that no company can be considered safe from wrongdoing.
  • Applying for A Sole Representative Visa

    Regardless of the Brexit outcome, the United Kingdom will remain one of the world most powerful economies. With a market of 65 million people and close ties with Europe, many overseas-based organisations look to establishing a subsidiary or branch office in Britain.

    Aziz Rahman considers the Ericsson bribery investigation and outlines how best to respond if you are investigated by more than one law enforcement agency
  • Have Changes to The Spouse/Civil Partnership Minimum Income Threshold Made A Difference?

    The plight of those denied a UK Spouse/CivilPartnership Visa or a Spouse/Civil Partnership Visa extension continues to feature in the headlines.   In August 2018, the Guardian reported on one young woman, driven to attempt suicide after her fiancé, an Albanian national, was not permitted to enter the country.   The Home Office ruled Paige Smith, a British Citizen, did not meet the £18,600 income threshold.   It later transpired the Home Office lost a crucial payslip proving that Ms Smith met the criteria, a document the department had been sent four times by a Solicitor and Ms Smith’s MP.   The appeal Judge took ten minutes to rule the Visa should have been approved; however, the couple still had to wait two months for the Home Office to declare it would not appeal the decision.