The arrested person is a client of Tuckers Solicitors  and has been pre-advised:


* Not to answer any questions except to provide their name, address and date of birth 


* To request the arresting Police Officer and Custody Sergeant contact Tuckers Solicitors on 0845 200 3367 to notify the firm of their arrest


* To request the Custody Sergeant advises the Defence Solicitor Duty Call Centre (DSCC) that a Tuckers Solicitor Client has been arrested. 

The sooner you call us the more we can do.

You have a right to the best defence. Here’s where you’ll get it.

Tuckers Solicitors is recognised as the UK’s leading criminal law firm, and should be the first choice for anyone facing a criminal investigation. With 21 offices all over the UK, including in Birmingham, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.


Our offices are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensuring the delivery of immediate access to expert legal advice and representation. Our award-winning and astute lawyers are always on hand to ensure that those arrested are able to receive practical and timely advice. We have representatives available within 15 minutes.


The criminal law firm defends more suspects held in police custody than any other criminal law firm in England and Wales. Our lawyers have daily experience of attending and representing our clients at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Youth Court, and their expertise is second to none.


We act for over 7’000 clients a year, from all sections of society. All have one thing in common: They are innocent until proven guilty.


 Our lawyers will do everything within the rules to ensure that our clients’ best interests are served. Our lawyers are known for their strategic expertise as well as the outstanding client service they provide. This includes conducting all cases with discretion and confidentiality, with a keen effort to ensure that high profile cases are kept out of the public eye.


The firm undertakes both private and legal aid work. The firm is structured into dedicated teams, lead by expert solicitors. Tuckers Solicitors has a first class in-house advocacy team, consisting of Barristers and Solicitor Higher Court Advocates.

24 Hour Criminal Emergency Helpline  0845 200 3367

Criminal Defence FAQs

Criminal Defence FAQs


* Where can I  get criminal legal advice?

 A criminal defence lawyer.


* What is a criminal defence lawyer?

 An expert in representing  clients in criminal proceedings. 


* What is the difference between a criminal defence barrister and a criminal defence solicitor?

 A criminal defence solicitor is an expert in representing and advising clients on  criminal law and oversees the case as a whole. 

 A criminal defence barrister's role is to  advising on aspects of criminal law and to represent you in the Court Room. ( advocacy)


* Why do I need a solicitor and a barrister?

  Your first port of call, should be the solicitor. Solicitors protect you against misunderstanding the law.  Your solicitor can then guide you as to the specialist aspects of your individual case, and provide guidance and direction on when a barrister should be instructed. In some circumstances, barristers can be instructed on a direct access basis.


* Can you represent me if I have used you for non criminal matters?
- If you are being represented by one of our solicitors in another area of law, we will be happy to assist you in criminal proceedings.  All matters are dealt with using the upmost of confidentiality and we refer you to our Privacy  Policy 


24 Hour Criminal Emergency Helpline  0845 200 3367

Leadbeater and Kay is the trading name of Leadbeater and Kay Solicitors Limited.  

The company number is 09774298 and the VAT number is 592 4652 16. The registered office address is 1-5 Birch Terrace, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3JN.

 Leadbeater and Kay Solicitors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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