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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.

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