We are an award winning law firm established in 2000 specialising in Criminal Law. With a wealth of experience behind us we can offer the complete package for people facing criminal proceedings.

As Criminal Defence Lawyers we undertake every aspect of criminal law ranging from road traffic matters to murder, fraud, money laundering, serious drugs cases, sex offences and robbery along with general crime. Our in-house team have extensive experience in criminal law and have worked alongside many of the leading Senior Criminal Barristers in the country and notable QC’s.

We are able to provide representation on a local, regional or national scale at Police Stations, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. A number of our staff are accredited Police Station Representatives and are members of Court Duty Solicitor Schemes. To be eligible for such schemes, a solicitor must have a high degree of knowledge and experience.

The firm is also a member of the Very High Cost Criminal Cases Accreditation. This accreditation was devised for firms who have specialist knowledge and experience in dealing with serious and complex cases. Historically, we have dealt with a number of cases which have fallen within the scope of the Very High Cost Criminal Cases scheme and have a proven track record when it comes to dealing with serious cases involving large bundles of evidence which require careful consideration.

Here at ASL we have the latest technology and facilities to deal with such cases and are equipped to tackle even the most formidable prosecution case. With conference facilities all over the country and a 24 hour emergency advice line available for all clients we will ensure you are never left to defend yourself.

Why Choose Us


Our criminal law team offers advice, assistance and representation in all areas of criminal law including:

  • General Crime
  • Serious Motoring Offences i.e. Death by Dangerous Driving
  • Robbery & Burglary
  • Assault Offences i.e. Section 18 GBH & Section 20 wounding & S47 ABH
  • Sexual Offences i.e. Sexual Assault & Rape
  • Drugs Offences i.e. Possession With Intent to Supply & Conspiracy to Supply
  • Benefit Fraud and Fraud by False Representation
  • Terrorism Offences
  • Regulatory Offences i.e. Trading Regulations Breaches
  • Confiscation Proceedings
  • Customs & Excise Investigations
  • Benefit Agency Investigations
  • Appeals
  • And more …