Firm Profile > GT Stewart Limited > Manchester, England
GT Stewart Limited Offices
53 FOUNTAIN STREET
GT Stewart Limited > The Legal 500 Rankings
Crime: general Tier 3
GT Stewart Limited acts for clients across all levels of the criminal justice system, including a specialist youth court team. Managing director Greg Stewart heads the team, while Julie Ann Boyle oversees the firm's Kent and Essex-based offering from its Dartford office. The firm is retained on matters across the spectrum of criminal law, including violent crime, sexual offences, and theft cases.
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Crime: general Tier 3
GT Stewart Limited has notable expertise advising vulnerable clients, particularly those with mental health problems, and handling complex fitness to plead issues; it also fields specialist youth court and appeals teams. Patricia Walker heads up the group and is noted for her experience representing young clients.
Crime: general Tier 3
GT Stewart Limited is well-known for representing vulnerable clients, with its 'passion for justice shining through in its work on appeals and youth justice'. Publicly funded work forms the backbone of the practice, and the team's workload includes cases of drugs offences, murder, robbery and sexual offences. Practice head Greg Stewart is 'creative and dynamic'.
‘Greg Stewart looks after his clients with extraordinary care and commitment, and has an extraordinary legal brain; a man to have on your side‘.
Social housing: tenant Tier 4
GT Stewart Limited, whose practice is led by Claire Wiles, covers a full range of social housing issues for clients, including unlawful evictions, possession cases, homelessness matters and judicial reviews. Dirghayu Patel, who holds Higher Court advocacy rights, is experienced in undertaking advocacy at the County Court. His housing law expertise is complemented by his knowledge of public law, human rights and community care. Denise Phillips and Susan Gronbach are other notable individuals in the team, whose clients include individuals with medical, social and/or mental health issues.
Family Tier 6
GT Stewart Limited handles many urgent cases to help families where the local authority has issued proceedings against parents. It also represents parents and children who have suffered abuse and deals with relationship breakdown such as divorce, contact with children and financial issues. Geoffrey Castello heads the department and specialises in care proceedings, private children law and domestic abuse cases.
GT Stewart Limited > Firm Profile
GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates is a leading multi-service UK firm specialising in criminal defence, family and civil rights law. It has a national presence across 10 offices – Ashford, Birmingham, City of London, Croydon, Dartford, East Dulwich, Hammersmith, Leeds Manchester and Peterborough. It provides 24 hour emergency advice to anyone who has been arrested.
GT Stewart has earned a reputation in the courts for fighting tenaciously and fairly for all clients. We keep to our strapline ‘every client matters’. The recent addition of the Crime and Family teams at FMW Law in Hammersmith has enhanced that reputation.
GT Stewart is on the approved and recommended list of solicitors for the National Autistic Society (NAS) and we have contributed to the Rook Working Group for Advocacy Training which produced the Advocacy and Vulnerable Training Programme. The founder and driving force behind the success of the firm, Greg Stewart, has been involved in many high profile and sensitive cases in the Crown Courts and Court of Appeal. He is the co-author of the Criminal Appeals Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional 2nd edition). He regularly contributes to consultations and discussions of criminal justice and recently appeared on Unreliable Evidence on Radio 4 discussing anti-social behaviour. In May 2019 he and the head of our Youth Court team, Mel Stooks, were jointly awarded the Youth Champions Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual Youth Summit at Kings College London. The firm has a first class in-house advocacy team, consisting of in-house barristers and solicitor advocates. They can be found on the firm’s website www.gtstewart.co.uk
TYPES OF WORK UNDERTAKEN:
Criminal defence: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates provide a wide range of legal services to both individuals and businesses on a private or legal aid basis. The criminal defence team represent clients who are arrested and/or charged with a variety of serious criminal offences from the police station through to the Court of Appeal. The team comprises barristers and solicitor advocates. The team defend actions by the prosecuting agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS), SFO, FCA, HMRC, HSE and the Office of Fair Trading. The firm is a member of the LAA Very High Cost Cases panel. The firm represents professionals facing prosecution and/or regulatory complaints. The firm has successfully challenged many decisions to prosecute by the CPS. They regularly challenge refusals of the police to vary or discharge ancillary criminal orders and DBS certificates. They have experience opposing and appealing Criminal Behaviour Orders and Gang Injunction applications.
Motoring Offences: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates has skilled and experienced solicitors able to defend clients facing allegations such as causing death by dangerous or careless driving, driving whilst unfit or under the influence of drugs, driving without a licence or speeding.
Education & Social Welfare: GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates has been awarded a contract by the Legal Aid Agency to offer advice and assistance in education law in London and North of England. The team provide the full range of services including appealing admission and exclusion decisions, enforcing provisions for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils, Education Health and Care Plans and judicially reviewing local authorities’ education related decisions. The specialist members of the team have experience representing children with a spectrum of disabilities and special needs bringing judicial review proceedings on behalf of advocates, campaign organisations and charities.
Prison Law: GT Stewart Solicitors has a team of solicitors specialising in all areas of prison law. They hold a LAA contract to accept publicly funded prison law work. They can represent clients at adjudications, Parole Board Hearings and advise across the full range of prison law related matters includes IPPs, life sentence reviews and where necessary challenging decisions on behalf of clients by way of judicial review. If public funded is not available they can provide competitively priced private cost estimates.
Family: GT Stewart Solicitors has a large team of solicitors specialising in all areas of family law including divorce, Children Act issues, abduction, domestic abuse, care proceedings and private children’s law. Several of the team are members of Resolution and the Children’s Panel. They can provide affordable competitive private quotes for those who do not qualify for legal aid.
Civil liberties, Human Rights and Actions Against the State: the team has exceptional experience pursuing remedies for clients or their families when they have suffered wrongs at the hands of the State or their agents including the police, prison officers, local authorities and public bodies who need access to justice. These include article 2 and 8 HRA cases involving suspicious deaths in custody.
Information provided by GT Stewart Solicitors & Advocates
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