Criminal Law

The busy and successful Criminal Law Department is headed by Partner, Dylan J Bradshaw LL.B. Solicitor & Higher Courts Advocate.

Dylan was admitted as a Solicitor in 1990 and he is the Criminal Department Senior Partner. Dylan specialises in criminal defence… Read Full Bio

The Team

Philip J. Turner – LL.B. Solicitor admitted 1980

Trevor Grice – LL.B. ARICS.  Solicitor admitted 1986

Cathryn Fell – BSc (Hons) Solicitor admitted 2005

Daniel Frazer – BA (Hons) Solicitor admitted 2008

Andrew Clegg – Senior Crown Court Practitioner

Charlotte Ashworth – LL.B (Hons), LLM Solicitor admitted 2014

Ben Richardson – LL.B(Hons)

Simon J. Clarke – BA LL.B (Hons) Solicitor

Actions against the Police

Waddington & Son have one of the largest Legal aid Contracts in the Northwest of England to pursue for our clients publicly funded civil actions against the police.

Serious and Complex Crime

We frequently represent clients in serious, complex and high profile cases in the Higher Courts.
We maintain strong links with the Chambers of Senior Counsel and with other niche criminal law practices across the Northwest.

Crown Court Case Preparation and Advocacy

The firm boasts an experienced, successful and highly respected Crown Court Department which has developed strong links with Counsels Chambers and other professional experts within the Criminal Justice System.

We have two in-house Higher Courts Advocates who regularly represent clients personally in Crown Court Proceedings.

Magistrates Court Representation

A busy, efficient and successful branch of the Criminal Law Department that has a strong commitment to client care and achieving the best outcome for our clients.

Extremely high success rate in summary trials and bail applications.

24 Hour Police Station Advice Scheme

We operate an emergency 24 hour police station advice scheme reassuring our clients under arrest of our prompt attendance at the police station whatever the time of day or night. If you require advice or assistance outside office hours please Call 07790 310222.