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ABR Solicitors

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Managing Partner: Rob Rode
Partners: Tony Murphy, Andrew Stewardson, James McAulay

THE FIRM 
ABR solicitors is a niche fraud, crime, regulatory, mental health and prison law practice with its head and back office in Leeds. It also has offices in Liverpool, Harrogate, York and London. ABR is committed to operating in a digitalised court process.

The firm believes in ensuring that individuals and companies are properly represented in their case, and that every case is different. To do so it always fully assesses and challenges evidence.

ABR is committed to fighting for all its clients, both publicly and privately funded.

The firm is available 24/7, acting throughout with:
■ Personality
■ Intellectual ability
■ Honesty and integrity
■ Professionalism

ABR provides ‘the best form of defence.

AWARDS
The firm and the partners have received national and international awards for their work and recognition.
■ Fraud Firm of the Year – England (Global 100 Awards 2019)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK (Intercontinental Finance Awards)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year (Global Awards 2019)
■ Fraud Firm of the Year UK 2020 (Corporate INTL Awards)
■ Fraud Firm of the Year – UK (Corporate USA Awards 2019)
■ Best Law Firm – UK (Lawyers World 2019)
■ Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year UK 2020 (Corporate INTL Awards)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year UK (Dealmakers Monthly Global Awards 2019)
■ Criminal Law – England (Global Awards 2019)
■ Best Specialist Criminal Law Firm – England (Legal Awards 2019)
■ Criminal Law Firm of the Year – England (Lawyer International Legal 100 Awards 2019)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK (Global Law Experts)
■ Criminal Defence Practice of the Year – UK (Lawyer International Global Awards 2018)
■ Regional Criminal Defence Firm of the Year - UK (ACQ5 2018)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK (ACQ5 2018)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK (Lawyer World Global Award 2018)
■ Fraud Law Firm of the Year – UK (Legalcomprehensive.com 2018)
■ Rob Rode – Criminal Defence Solicitor of the Year UK (GLOBAL 100 2019)
                – Regulatory Defence Solicitor of the Year (Legal Awards 2019)
■ James McAulay – Mental Health Lawyer of the Year 2019 (Global 100 awards)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Fraud, Crime & Regulatory: 87%
Mental Health: 10%
Prison Law: 3%

PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
ABR Solicitors provides the full range of fraud crime and regulatory services; advising and representing clients throughout investigations and proceedings conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, Fire Protection and Environment Agency and other regulatory agencies. They represent individuals and companies in the UK and abroad facing investigation/ prosecution under the Bribery Act or multijurisdictional legislation including FCPA.

It also represents professions including doctors, dentists, teachers, nurses, solicitors and other professionals in respect of disciplinary proceedings.

The firm undertakes all restraint order and confiscation work.

ABR advises companies to ensure their procedures are compliant.

The firm has one of the leading mental health practitioners James McAulay leading the mental health team. The team advises clients and represents them at tribunals throughout the country. The firm also provide training for mental health professionals nationally.

The firm represents prison law clients nationwide.