ABR Solicitors

Leeds Office

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

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 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 Law firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Corporate Intl
■Fraud Law Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - M&A Today Global Awards
■Fraud Law Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - ACQ5 Global Awards
■Fraud Law Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Global Law Experts
■Criminal Defence Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Finance Monthly
■Leading Specialist Criminal Defence Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Global 100
■Criminal Law firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Corporate America Today
■Criminal Defence Law Firm of the year – UK -2020 - M&A Today Global Awards
■Criminal Law Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Corporate Intl
■Criminal Defence Law Firm of the year – UK – 2020 - Global Law Experts:
■Best Practice Operator – UK – 2020 - ACQ5 Country Awards (every decade)
■ Rob Rode
- Best Specialist Fraud and Regulatory Defence Solicitor UK 2020 - SME news
- Leading Specialist Criminal Defence Solicitor of the Year 2020 - Lawyer International Legal 100
- Criminal Defence UK 2020 - International Advisory Experts Award
- Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year – UK – 2020 - Corporate America Today
- Regional Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year – UK- 2020 - ACQ5 Global Awards
- Fraud Lawyer of the year – UK – 2020 - Dealmakers Monthly
■ James McAulay
- Mental Health Lawyer of the year – UK – 2020 - ACQ5 Global Awards
- Mental Health Lawyer of the year – UK – 2020 - Dealmakers Monthly
- Individual Mental Health Lawyer of the year in England – 2020 - M&A Today Global Awards

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Fraud, Crime & Regulatory: 70%
Mental Health: 20%
Prison Law: 10%

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 has one of the leading prison law practitioners Jo Davidson leading the prison law team which advises and represents clients nationwide.