Recommended Solicitors and Barristers

Recommended solicitors:

Private Client  – works nationally

Chris Saltrese Solicitors: Chris Saltrese Solicitors
3 Regent Road,

Private Client  – works nationally – highly recommended by many very satisfied clients.  He is very well known to be kind, caring and empathetic.

Telephone: 01704 535512 ~   Chris Saltrese Solicitors Contact Form

Chris Saltrese Solicitors Website  ~  Chris Saltrese Blogspot  ~  Chris Saltrese on Facebook  ~  Chris Saltrese on Twitter


London and South East – Legal Aid – also specialises in assisting with defending civil SOPOs

Deborah Hogg Freeman’s Sex Offences Specialist Deborah Hogg

Michael Field: Barrister Michael Field experienced in sexual offences


Harvey Fox ~Freeman’s solicitors: Police station representative

Link to Harvey Fox @ Freeman’s Solicitors

Harvey co-ordinates Freeman’s Solicitors 24 hour Police Station advice service and has personally attended Police Stations to advise Clients in interview for over 20 years.

He  has  also  acted  in  numerous  cases  of  the  most  serious  allegations concerning serious sexual offences,  among many others. He is well known for his tenacity and for the fact that he always represents his Client’s best interests. Harvey strongly believes that successful Police Station Representation is very much a case of persuasion of the Police to make decisions in his Client’s interest. His experience means he is very familiar with Police tactics and how to respond to them.

He acts for Clients under Legal Aid, private funding and Trade Union instruction.

He comes highly recommended by many members of PAFAA.

Please note this speciality:

He  has  extensive  experience  of  representing  Clients  with mental  health  issues  and  learning  disabilities  and  is  recommended  by  the  drugs’ advice charity, “Release” to people arrested for the possession or supply of drugs.

He is based in Suffolk and covers most areas in the South East.



Keith Astbury: Glaisyers Solicitors

~ Legally aided Solicitors



Bournemouth, Hampshire, Dorset and surrounding areas

Paul Legg _ comes highly recommended for trial by clients when he was in the South East –  works on legal aid.  He has successfully represented many members of PAFAA in the south east and on occasion in other areas of the UK.  

“Paul Legg joined Mustoe Shorter Solicitors & Advocates (Christchurch) in 2018 after practising as a defence advocate in London since 2006. He is an experienced criminal law practitioner and deals with cases from initial arrest and throughout the court process. He has dealt with the full spectrum of criminal offences ranging from minor matters to high profile cases including murder, serious fraud offences, drugs importation and organised football violence. He deals with each case with the same level of enthusiasm, regardless of the nature of the offence.

Paul also provides an excellent service for appealing SOPOs, SHPOs and other similar-type Orders.

Paul specialises in representing those accused of sexual offences and is aware that such cases need to be dealt with sensitively but also forcefully.  He has developed a reputation as being approachable and easy to understand whilst also preparing cases thoroughly in order to ensure the best possible result for his clients”.

If you would like to contact Paul, please do so on 01202 331613 or



Daniel Griffiths of

Wilson, Devonald, Griffiths, John Solicitors: 38 Walter Road, Swansea, SA1 5NW

Tel: 01792 484566
24 hour Tel: 07850 646864

Email: crime at wilsondevonald@com


Counsel instructed by the above solicitors

John Hipkin

Iscoed Chambers
01792 652988…file_member/jh



From counsel Mark Barlow who is licensed to practice in Ireland

The solicitor that I would recommend is Charlene Dempsey.

She works at Higgins, Hollywood and Deazley Solicitors in Belfast.

Their details are:

Linen House

507 Oldpark Road

Belfast   BT14 6QU

Tel:  028 90770770


Ask for Charlene or Matt – I have worked with both in sexual cases and have found them very good and approachable. They also care about their clients.



Legal Aid and Direct Access:

Dan Bunting:  Dan Bunting @ Chambers Website  ~  Dan Bunting website with CV etc  ~  Dan’s Blog  ~  UK Criminal Law Blog  ~  Dan Bunting on Twitter


Mark Barlow: Mark Barlow “Door Tenant” Garden Court North

Mark is licensed to practise in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – comes highly recommended – works on legal aid


PAFAA does not, cannot and never has charged for any of the work that they undertake or advice offered be it by telephone, email or face-to-face.