Criminal Law

With offices across Wales, the CJCH Solicitors criminal law team offer one of the most highly respected and dynamic criminal defence networks in the country. Our team provide a top quality, specialist service to both private and publicly funded clients ensuring representation at all stages and for all types of criminal investigation and proceedings. Our personalised services include police station representation; counter fraud and trading standards investigation, interviews and proceedings; court-martial proceedings; magistrates court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal proceedings and advocacy.

The team also offers a 24 hour emergency contact for all criminal law related matters.


Price transparency: At a glance

Practice Area

Motoring offences (only summary offences).

Potential cost associated with a standard matter in the Magistrates Court

  • On a guilty plea: fee of £350 (ex VAT) for a typical straight forward claim
  • On a trial matter: fee of £900 (ex VAT)
Fee structure
Fixed fee only. Services included in fee Includes representation in court, all preparatory work, and conference.Get in touch

When will payments be required?

  • Once the client has instructed the firm to act on their behalf, an up-front fee of £300.00 (ex VAT) would be required on account to start proceedings
  • There after, balance of fee is required prior to conclusion of case

Not included in above mentioned fee structures

On a typical case: expert reports not required, but if the case does require such a report then this will be in addition to the above.

What are the key milestones/stages to be aware of?

  • If client pleads guilty: Will be concluded at first hearing
  • If matter goes to trial: Typically resolved within one to two months

People carrying out the work

Jacqui Seal oversees all work, supported by a team of solicitors and qualified legal executives.


Next step? Just get in touch with us via

Criminal Law Department

Call Us on 0333 231 6405 or if it’s an emergency call 07967 305949

Our Team

  • Tim Hartland

    Tim Hartland

    Senior Partner

    Tim is a Senior Partner and Compliance Officer at CJCH Solicitors, specialising in Criminal Law and having experience in Conveyancing. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1986, Tim has over 35 years of experience in managing complex legal matters on behalf of his clients and is a founding member of the Firm. Tim also advises on Software Piracy matters and IP Crime.

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  • Abhi Mohindru

    Abhi Mohindru

    Abhi joined CJCH in 2022 as the Head of the Magistrates Court Team, and has over 15 years’ experience in Crime, Regulatory and Commercial Litigation, and has worked internationally in India and the Middle East.

    Abhi is a Duty Solicitor and regularly advises clients at the police station and the Magistrates Court.

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  • Jacqui Seal

    Jacqui Seal

    Jacqui is a Senior Partner at CJCH Solicitors and the Partner in charge of the Criminal Defence department. Having spent much of her earlier career with the Crown Prosecution Services she specialises in Criminal Law and Military Law, advising and representing individual clients.

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  • John Moyle

    John Moyle

    John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, accredited police station representative and partner at CJCH, having been with the firm since 1994. John’s specialisation is criminal litigation and he advises clients in criminal investigations, offences and preparation of defence in Crown Court proceedings.

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  • Adam Sharp

    Adam Sharp

    Adam is a Senior Solicitor at CJCH and specialises in criminal law as a police station accredited representative, Adam is a partner at CJCH and advises and represents individual clients.

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  • Shirley Evans

    Shirley Evans

    Shirley is a Police Station Accredited Representative for CJCH, specialising in Criminal Law. Shirley advises and represents individual clients.

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  • Sian Brain

    Sian Brain

    Sian joined CJCH in June 2019 in the criminal department. Sian is a solicitor and a Higher Court Advocate who appears before the Magistrates and Crown Court. Sian is also a duty solicitor at both the Police Station and Magistrates Court.

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  • Carey Bridge

    Carey Bridge

    Carey specialises in crime defence and youth court work, advising and represents private individual clients.

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  • Stephanie Britton

    Stephanie Britton

    Stephanie joined CJCH Solicitors in 2022 as a Paralegal. She specialises in Crown Court case preparation and is currently undertaking the Accreditation Qualification for Police Station Representatives.

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  • Stephen Clarke

    Stephen Clarke

    Stephen was a founding partner of the Firm and was fundamental in developing the Intellectual Property and Licence Compliance departments. Now retired, Stephen acts as an independent consultant on special matters.

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