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
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 structureFixed 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.
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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.Get in touch ›
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.Get in touch ›
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.Get in touch ›
Stephen is a Senior Partner of CJCH Solicitors and Chairman of the overall CJCH group. As a founding member of the Firm, Stephen is the Partner in charge of the Corporate Law Department and has over 35 years experience in criminal defence law. Stephen developed the Intellectual Property and the Anti-Piracy and Licence Compliance departments at the firm where he established the firm as a global leader in licence compliance. Steve advise both individual and corporate clients and has been instrumental in establishing Wales as a centre for excellence in combating IP crime and Software Piracy analytics.Get in touch ›
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.Get in touch ›
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.Get in touch ›
Carey specialises in crime defence and youth court work, advising and represents private individual clients.Get in touch ›
Shirley is a Police Station Accredited Representative for CJCH, specialising in Criminal Law. Shirley advises and represents individual clients.Get in touch ›
Jennie specialises in criminal law, advising and representing individual clients.Get in touch ›
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