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

  • On a guilty plea: fee of £300 (ex VAT) for a typical straight forward claim
  • On a trial matter: fee of £800 (ex VAT)

Fee structure

Fixed fee only.

Services included in fee

Includes representation in court, all preparatory work, and conference.

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.

Criminal Law Department
Call us on 0333 231 6405 or if it's an emergency call 07967 305949

Our Team

  • Tim Hartland

    Tim is the Managing Partner of CJCH Solicitors, specialising in Criminal Law and experience in Conveyancing. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1986, Tim has over 30 years 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.

  • Jacqui Seal

    Jacqui is a Senior Partner at CJCH Solicitors, 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.

  • Stephen Clarke

    Stephen is a Senior Partner of CJCH Solicitors and CEO of CJCH Consulting. As a founding member of the Firm, Stephen focuses on Intellectual Property Law, Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance, and Criminal Law, advising both individual and corporate clients. Stephen has been instrumental in establishing Wales as a centre for excellence in combating IP crime and Software Piracy analytics.

  • John Moyle

    John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, accredited police station representative and partner solicitor 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.

  • 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.

  • Gary Newbery

    Gary is a Senior Solicitor at CJCH and is an accredited police station representative. Specialising in criminal law Gary represents individual clients.

  • Carey Bridge

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

  • Shirley Evans

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

  • Ginny Myers

    Ginny has been with CJCH since 2010, working in criminal defence as an Accredited Police Station Representative.

  • Jennie Lamb

    Jennie specialises in criminal law, advising and representing individual clients.