- Crown Court Representation
- Magistrates Court Representation
- Police Investigations
- - Motoring Offences
- Buying & Selling Your Home
- Court of Protection & Powers of Attorney
- Criminal Defence
- Dispute Resolution
- Divorce & Family
- Employment Law for Employees
- Elderly & Vulnerable Client Affairs
- Landlord & Tenant/Housing
- Motoring Offences
- Personal Injury Claims
- Property Disputes
- Probate and Estate Administration
- Trusts & Tax Planning
- Wealth Protection
What Our Clients Say
I would suggest Mr Chris Ivory to anyone in need of a Solicitor as he is excellent.Anonymous client
Chris was professional and non-judgemental throughout.Client of Chris Baddoo
I was so amazed with Pardoes. Mr Baddoo is a excellent solicitor I would strongly recommend him to anyone. I'm so grateful for all Mr Baddoo has done for me and got Justice in my case. Thank you Pardoes and thank you Mr Baddoo keep up the great work.Thrilled client
Excellent all round serviceClient to Pardoes
You will find it difficult to improve as staff are brilliant. Michelle & Chris did everything they could to help me, they are totally brilliant.Client of Chris Baddoo
Very helpful and great service.Criminal law client re Gareth Needs
I have never emailed a solicitors firm to offer gratitude before but I would like to put on record one of the most professional and courteous duty / defence solicitors I have come across in a long time. The precise advice but also the interest shown in the case even for an 'administrative' hearing was refreshing and the politeness and obvious pride in his profession was clear to see.Detective
Thank you for your help and support with regard to my case. Not only were you most professional (and successful) but combined it with a sense of humour. Sincere thanks and best regards.Client in relation to Guy Adams
My experience thus far with Pardoes has inspired confidence in the firm.Bridport Office
Excellent all round serviceClient to Pardoes
Because you were very good, everything was very good.Criminal law client re Kieran Hughes
Criminal DefenceVigorously defending your rights.
Our criminal defence team have a wealth of experience and not much shocks us, so if you feel embarrassed, stressed or nervous and want to deal with a friendly expert, then contact us for a completely confidential conversation.
We’re a highly regarded team of criminal defence solicitors who are regularly in court defending the rights, interests and liberty of people like you. We pride ourselves on being very approachable while giving you practical and authoritative advice.
Led by Guy Adams, Partner and Solicitor Advocate, the Pardoes Criminal Defence team has a dedicated team of specialists, many who are specially trained in advocacy and can provide advocacy representation in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. This offers you the reassurance of continuity from the outset of your case.
Our team can offer representation and assistance at the Police Station through to the Magistrates, Crown and High Courts. Where necessary we have developed close links with junior and leading Counsel from leading sets of Chambers across the country to ensure that your case stands the best possible chance of success.
We regularly represent our clients in all areas of crime from minor offences such as speeding through to serious offences such as murder or sexual crimes. We also have a dedicated team of motoring defence solicitors.
We can assist you with:
- Advice and representation at Police Stations
- Crown Court and Magistrates work
- Bail applications
- Murder, GBH and Assault charges
- Theft and Burglary
- Drug offences
- Serious fraud, money laundering
- White Collar crime
- DTI enquiries and Customs & Excise investigations
- Motoring Law offences
Funding your case
You may be eligible for free legal advice if you have been arrested, charged or summonsed to appear in Court.
Legal Aid in the Magistrates Court is means-tested which means this will depend upon your financial circumstances. Individuals who are receiving benefits or low-income may qualify.
Legal Aid will always be made available for cases appearing in the Crown Court. However, this is still means tested, and you may have to pay a contribution towards the government to cover the costs of representation in court.
We will advise you whether you are eligible for free advice or representation. If you are not, we will agree our charges with you and discuss terms for payment at the outset of your case.
To arrange a discussion with a criminal defence solicitor click here or call us on 0800 862 0442. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we'll call you back as soon as possible.
Ask Us a Question
Call us free on 0800 862 0442 to speak to one of our friendly advisors, or complete the form below and we will email you back as soon as possible.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed the decision of the High Court in the ... more