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Quinn Melville are Proud to sponsor WICL North

July 09, 2019

Quinn Melville are now proudly sponsoring Women in Criminal Law North. 

This fantastic organisation setting out to connect and promote professional women across the criminal justice sector. 

For more information check out their website.

October 30, 2018

Liverpool-based Quinn Melville is a criminal defence practice that is regarded as one of the region’s leading fraud specialists. Nick Melville, the firm’s senior partner, who has 30 years’ experience as a criminal defence lawyer, heads the fraud and serious crime department.

High-Risk Offenders - The Hidden Peril of Drink Driving

November 20, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, there is no 'right' to hold a driving licence, merely by having passed a driving test, and not otherwise being disqualified. The Secretary of State for Transport has the right, where the circumstances justify it, to withhold a licence. One of the circumstances where this arises is after a drink drive conviction if the offender is deemed 'high-risk'.

Thank you letter from one of our Clients.

November 14, 2017

Just thought i’d write a quick letter, mainly to thank you Mark O’Neil for assisting me in the police station. Your advice has helped me to be dealt with swiftly and fairly. 


Having used Quinn Melville twice now it has made me appreciate what a brilliant job your firm is doing, and would no hesitations in highly recommending you. I’d also like to than Lionel Greig for his assistance last time and sound advice. 

Gascoyne and Greene lead Excellence parade

October 18, 2017

Private practice solicitor of the year for 2017 is Zoe Gascoyne, a partner at Liverpool criminal defence firm Quinn Melville. Gascoyne, an outspoken campaigner against legal aid cuts, is current chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association. Her commitment to the cause of access to justice earned her a profile in the Liverpool Echo examining how ‘a 38-year-old from Merseyside came to be the voice of a nationwide battle’ against the Ministry of Justice.

Legal Aid Awards Shortlist

May 23, 2017

Winners of the 15th Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards, which is organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, will be announced in London on 5 July.

Congratulations to Nominee Zoe Gascoyne. 

Liverpool Legal Awards Revealed

May 14, 2017

Congratulations to Zoe Gascoyne on winning the Liverpool Law Society's Legal Awards Criminal Law Award. 

This year's ceremony, which attracted more than 300 members of the legal profession, sponsors and guests, took place at the Rum Warehouse on Stanley Dock in north Liverpool on Friday (12 May 2017).

Excellence Awards – shortlist published

August 01, 2016

The Law Society has today published the shortlist for its tenth annual Excellence Awards, which will honour the ‘brightest and best’ in the solicitor profession at a ceremony later this year.

Individual solicitors are competing in categories that include Gazette Legal Personality of the Year, Junior Lawyer of the Year and Solicitor-Advocate of the Year.

Defence solicitors to lead digital case development

April 21, 2016

Defence solicitors will have a lead role in the development of a new digital case management system, the Legal Aid Agency has promised, announcing that Liverpool is to pilot the Criminal Justice System Common Platform Programme.

The £30m platform is a joint initiative of HM Courts & Tribunals Service, the Crown Prosecution Service and judiciary to create a ‘unified’ system to help digital working for practitioners, from the investigation of cases through to the sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders.

Liverpool solicitor among delegation to meet with Ministry of Justice officials over bitter legal aid strike

August 04, 2015

Talks held as action by lawyers continues to disrupt court system

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