ABV Solicitors

Crime Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Established South East outfit with a growing presence in London, handling exclusively criminal law for both public and privately funded cases. Regularly represents clients facing high-level charges including murder, drugs importation and terrorism. Also has considerable experience in serious sexual offences, including historic allegations and large-scale child abuse networks.

Strengths According to an impressed source: "They're very well prepared, with a quiet confidence. They've got a really mature sense of the division between the work of counsel and the solicitors, can be trusted to do their bit and are always readily available despite being busy."

Notable practitioners

Akhtar Ahmad impresses with his skills as a criminal defence solicitor and advocate. He handles a broad remit of serious crime cases including major terrorism and sex abuse trials. A source describes him as "a really good lawyer who is very attentive with a very gentle client manner."