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Zoe Gascoyne

Zoe is an accomplished advocate who has specialised in criminal defence for over fifteen years. She has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of the most serious offences including murder, manslaughter, rape and fraud.  Zoe also deals with more specialised areas of criminal litigation including prosecutions brought in relation to trading standards, health and safety and environmental issues.

Zoe has a comprehensive knowledge of the Magistrates Court and her skilled and tactical advocacy skills mean that she secures many acquittals.

Zoe is regularly recommended by other professionals including Magistrates, Judges, Barristers and Prosecutors all of whom have witnessed the quality of her representation first hand.  As such Zoe’s clients include those with the most to lose including Doctors, Teachers and Businessmen alike.  Zoe also has a proven track record of representing high profile sportsmen as her discreet and professional manner means that she is an ideal choice for those in need of the best representation.

Zoe is Immediate Past Chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association (CLSA) a position that Zoe held for two years from October 2015.  It is a position that sees her as a recognised voice for the legal profession in terms of government negotiations and she has had dealings with three of the last four Lord Chancellors.

Zoe is known for her fearless approach when it comes to defending her clients. Whilst she is tenacious in court she is approachable and gains the confidence and trust of her clients from a very early stage who are able to benefit from her robust and clear advice.

Zoe’s reputation is recognised nationally and has been cemented by a number of  recognitions over the last two years including;

Solicitor of the Year in Private Practice, The Law Society Excellence Awards 2017 (Winner)

Criminal Law Award 2017, Liverpool Law Society (Winner)

Legal Personality of the Year, The Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 (Shortlisted)

Criminal Defence Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2017 (Finalist)

Criminal Defence Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Finalist)

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