Criminal Defence

Our criminal team comprises Andrew Shanahan, Peter Wormald, Tim Petrides and Cora Sorensen. We offer a comprehensive service to our clients.

Andrew, Peter, Tim and Cora have Higher Court advocacy rights. They are experienced in dealing with the most serious and complex criminal defence cases and are able to offer representation right through from attending the police station with you, to representing you in court, whether that is the Magistrates Court, the Crown Court or even the Court of Appeal.

Andrew also works with :

Cardiff University Law School in their training and accreditation schemes for Police Station advisor and duty solicitor qualification

Barbri Altior, an international training company, in the training and accreditation of solicitors who wish to achieve Higher courts advocacy rights.

“I think the letters and information received via phone or mail is easy to understand and digest.”Maxine, 2020
Our Services cover all criminal defence matters including:
  • “White Collar” crime such as fraud
  • Regulatory offences
  • Road traffic offences
  • Drug offences
  • Theft and burglary
  • Offences of violence
  • Sexual offences
As well as investigations by:
  • Trading Standards
  • The Department of Work and Pensions
  • The Department of Trade and Industry
  • Revenue and Customs
“I lost hope but your solicitors gave me hope thanks to Tim”Hajar, 2020

We also act for victims of crime, liaising with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure that victims’ interests are properly taken into account by prosecuting authorities. Our aim is to help our clients to achieve the best outcomes, and, so if you face a problem please contact us for a chat.


We offer legal aid if you are financially eligible. If you are not eligible we will discuss payment options with you such as fixed fees or payment by instalments as we are aware that the cost of legal representation is a very important issue. We can also investigate whether legal expenses insurance is available.

“Tim made me feel at ease with everything and I had the utmost confident in him.”Sam, 2019