The Magistrate Trials and Contested Hearings Department

Lionel Greig and Clare Fletcher head the Magistrates department. We have the best Magistrates trial lawyer in the city, in our opinion. 


Specialising in both legal aid and privately funded Magistrates court hearings. They provide cover for all offences, are both long standing duty solicitors and carry out trials every day of the working week. They have an enviable reputation as trial lawyers in the North West and an unbelievable acquittal rate. 


We cover all Magistrates courts in the North West and we are prepared to travel to cover your case. Any conviction in any court can be career threatening, potentially life destabilising, and possibly put you at risk of loss of liberty . We understand this and can assist in t manner in which we prepare your case and take instructions.


No trial or contested hearing is too big or too small. All matters, including motoring matters can be accommodated. Lionel and Clare have four other partners and solicitors to assist her in this department , who have a wealth of experience. The department prides itself on its preparation for hearings, leaving no stone unturned.