Firm Profile > ABR Solicitors > Leeds, England

ABR Solicitors
BRITANNIA CHAMBERS
4 OXFORD PLACE
LEEDS
LS1 3AX
England

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 1

Rob Rode leads ABR Solicitors' team, whose criminal defence expertise is complemented by its knowledge about mental health, regulatory and prison law issues. Rode undertakes private prosecutions on behalf of individuals and companies. Anna Moran defends individuals detained at the police station and she also acts as an advocate at the Magistrates’ Crown and Youth Court.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Rob Rode is a very experienced and wise hand in this field. He gets the point about every case – he is a case winner.’

‘Rob Rode- leads the firm by example and wont do anything he would not expect his staff to do. His attention to detail, client care and a willingness to fight every case and every argument sets him apart from his peers.’

‘Dedication, personal input into cases and clients. Excellent client care.’

‘The whole firm has a tremendous work ethic and is staffed by highly capable lawyers and support staff they offer high levels of service compared with other firms.’

‘ABR have a stellar reputation for dealing with heavy-weight criminal matters.’

‘Rob Rode’s reputation precedes him, and he is a powerful presence in and out of court.’

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud Tier 2

At ABR Solicitors, Rob Rode is a specialist criminal defence solicitor with extensive experience in white-collar, regulatory defence involving cross-border issues and private prosecutions on behalf of individuals and companies. Tony Murphy is noted for conspiracy matters involving large volumes of prosecution material, and likewise, Andrew Stewardson is noted for high value confiscation cases and matters falling under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

Other key lawyers:

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud Tier 3

ABR Solicitors defends clients against a broad range of fraud, regulatory, money laundering and proceeds of crime matters including issues relating to Ponzi schemes, VAT fraud, NHS fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and lottery fraud. Rob Rode heads up the team.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 3

The Bootle office of ABR Solicitors specialises in criminal defence work and proceedings involving mental health law and prison law. The group also handles drugs offences, motoring charges, conspiracy allegations and sexual offences including mandates involving indecent images. Managing partner Rob Rode is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

Other key lawyers:

Tony Murphy

Testimonials

‘They are all incredibly thorough and hard working.’

‘Rob Rode is a very experienced and wise hand in this field. He gets the point about every case – he is a case winner.’

‘The whole firm has a tremendous work ethic and is staffed by highly capable lawyers and support staff. They offer high levels of service compared with other firms.’

‘Rob Rode – leads the firm by example and won’t do anything he would not expect his staff to do. His attention to detail, client care and a willingness to fight every case and every argument set him apart from his peers.’

‘ABR have a stellar reputation for dealing with heavy-weight criminal matters.’

‘Rob Rode’s reputation precedes him, and he is a powerful presence in and out of court.’

North West > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud

ABR Solicitors defends clients against a broad range of fraud, regulatory, money laundering and proceeds of crime matters including issues relating to Ponzi schemes, VAT fraud, NHS fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and lottery fraud. Rob Rode heads up the team.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

North West > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

The Bootle office of ABR Solicitors specialises in criminal defence work and proceedings involving mental health law and prison law. The group also handles drugs offences, motoring charges, conspiracy allegations and sexual offences including mandates involving indecent images. Managing partner Rob Rode is the key contact.

Practice head(s):

Rob Rode

Other key lawyers:

Tony Murphy

Testimonials

‘They are all incredibly thorough and hard working.’

‘Rob Rode is a very experienced and wise hand in this field. He gets the point about every case – he is a case winner.’

‘The whole firm has a tremendous work ethic and is staffed by highly capable lawyers and support staff. They offer high levels of service compared with other firms.’

‘Rob Rode – leads the firm by example and won’t do anything he would not expect his staff to do. His attention to detail, client care and a willingness to fight every case and every argument set him apart from his peers.’

‘ABR have a stellar reputation for dealing with heavy-weight criminal matters.’

‘Rob Rode’s reputation precedes him, and he is a powerful presence in and out of court.’

The firm: ABR solicitors is a niche fraud, crime, regulatory and mental health practice with its head and back office in Leeds. It also has offices in Liverpool, London and Nottingham. ABR is committed to operating in a digitalised court process.

The firm believes in ensuring that people and companies are properly represented in their case, and that every case is different. To do so it always fully assesses and challenges evidence.

ABR is committed to fighting for all its clients, both publicly and privately funded.

The firm is available 24/7, acting throughout with: personality; intellectual ability; honesty and integrity; and professionalism.

ABR provides ‘the best form of defence‘.

The firm and the partners have received national and international awards for their work and recognition:

  • International Advisory Experts Awards 2021 –Criminal defence firm of year –UK
  • Global 100-2021-Best Criminal Defence Practice and Fraud Law firm- UK
  • Global Law Experts 2021-White Collar Crime and Criminal Defence Law firm of year-UK
  • Corporate America Today awards 2021-Criminal Defence Practice of year –UK
  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards 2021-Criminal Defence Law firm of year-UK
  • Global Business Insight Awards 2021-Specialist Criminal Defence solicitor of Year-UK
  • Lawyers Worldwide Awards (5 star awards) 2021-Criminal Defence firm of the Year- UK
  • Lawyer International Awards 2021-Criminal Defence Practice of Year-UK
  • Corporate Intl Global Awards 2021-Criminal Defence Law firm of year-UK
  • ACQ5 Global Awards 2021-Fraud Law firm of year-UK
  • SME News Legal Awards 2021-Best Criminal Justice Practice-Yorkshire
  • Finance Monthly Awards 2021-Criminal Defence Lawyer of Year-UK

 

Types of work undertaken: ABR Solicitors provides the full range of fraud, crime and regulatory services, advising and representing clients throughout investigations and proceedings conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, Health & Safety Executive, trading standards, Fire Protection and Environment Agency and other regulatory agencies. It represents individuals and companies in the UK and abroad facing investigation/prosecution under the Bribery Act or multijurisdictional legislation including FCPA.

It also represents professions including doctors, dentists, teachers, nurses, solicitors and other professionals in respect of disciplinary proceedings.

The firm undertakes all restraint order and confiscation work.

ABR advises companies to ensure their procedures are compliant.

The firm has one of the leading mental health practitioners, James McAulay, leading the mental health team. The team advises clients and represents them at tribunals throughout the country. It also provides training for mental health professionals nationally. Jo Davidson leads the prison law team.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing partner Rob Rode
Partners Tony Murphy
Partners Andrew Stewardson
Partners James McAulay
Partners Anna Moran
Photo Name Position Profile
 James McAulay  photo James McAulay partner
 Anna Moran photo Anna Moran Partner
Mr Rob Rode photo Mr Rob Rode Partner and head of ABR Solicitors (fraud, crime and regulatory team). Specialises…
 Andrew Stewardson photo Andrew Stewardson partner
Number of UK partners : 5
Number of other UK fee-earners : 21