Magistrates’ Court


All criminal solicitors at Phillips are able to deal with all types of criminal cases. We appear in the local courts daily and will always be available to provide you with the advice and support that you need. Wherever possible we will obtain legal aid to represent you otherwise we will work on a private, fixed fee basis.

In the absence of legal aid our legal fees are generally £350 plus VAT for a guilty plea on the first occasion (no further charge for a subsequent sentencing hearing); £900 plus VAT for a half day trial and £1,100 plus VAT for a full day trial. Prices may vary if for example your case is particularly straightforward, very time consuming or listed for a trial longer then one day. Price does not include disbursements such as medical or other expert reports which may be required for a comprehensive defence.

We pride ourselves on our excellent service which is demonstrated by our results.

Our criminal defence team is committed to putting your interests first.

Our Contacts

To email our criminal department either click on any of the team below or click here:
General Crime Enquiry
Or phone:
01623 658556 (option 3)

Criminal Defence Team

Mark Marriott
Sulma Mansuri
Mary Dixon
Nichola Thorpe
Neil Taylor
Mark Stocks
Lesley Pidcock