Your first port of call should be a solicitor, who will deal with the immediate consequences of your contact with police or social services, and then organise contact with a barrister who will represent you in court.  Unless you are legally aided, you will have to pay for their assistance from your own funds.  You cannot usually contact your barrister directly, unless they can provide what is known as a ‘direct access service’.  Your solicitor should also have a 24-hour on-call service just in case the police come knocking at an awkward hour, which they will often do.  Make sure you and your loved ones have a note of their 24-hour support number.

Below, is‘s list of legal advice services.  We do not endorse these practices, and you approach them at your own risk.  Some advertise with us (marked with a *), and some provide members of our Facebook forum with limited legal advice.

If you would also like to advertise your practice here, please email us.


Richard Nelson LLP*

With offices in Nottingham, London, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds, they specialise in general Criminal Defence and specifically, allegations of Sexual Offences.  They operate a 24-hour emergency contact number on 0845 216 2000.

Chris Saltrese Solicitors

Chris Saltrese is based in Southport and specialises in cases involving historical allegations 01704 535512

London & South East

Harvey Fox at Freemans Solicitors. Police Station Advice Coordinator – also provides some contact via our FaceBook forum: 07973 259382 (24 Hours)

Paul Legg solicitor at Freemans Solicitors (Nr Euston Station)

Greg Powell: PSP law in Kilburn

Jae Carwardine at Russell Cooke in Wimbledon


Richard Etherington*, Solicitor and Jacqui Callan*, Associate Solicitor at Richard Nelson LLP*

Keith Astbury at Glaisyers Solicitors (Legal aid and private clients)

South West


Nunn Rickard Legal aid and private clients – recommended for trial


Ian Kelcey of Kelcey & Hall – recommended for trial


Tim Burrows of Rowbis Solicitors LLP, Morroway House, Station Road, Gloucester GL1 1DW


FDR Law – Gary Heavan recommended by one grateful member



Daniel Griffiths of Wilson, Devonald, Griffiths, John Solicitors

John Hipkin of Iscoed Chambers.  Counsel instructed by the above solicitors

Recommended barristers


Paul Jarvis “a very able and skilled advocate who can make his point clearly and succinctly to both judge and jury”

Ian Way Recommended as a good trial barrister

Private Investigators

Anderson Chance – London based firm of PIs

Computer and Phone Forensics

Afentis – Forensic scientists & law society certified expert witnesses