Holdens has one of the largest teams of criminal lawyers in the north Lancashire and south Cumbria region, with specialist defence solicitors serving on both the Court and Police Station duty schemes. Although based in the North West, Holdens are frequently instructed to act for clients throughout the country.


Immediate advice and representation is therefore available at all times of the day and night.

Our specialist team has developed a fine reputation for their advocacy skills and attention to detailed preparation. We deal with all types of cases, from minor infringements, to serious offences, providing representation at Police Stations, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and for cases that are heard in the Court of Appeal.

We understand that being accused of a criminal offence can be a traumatic experience. We will endeavour to handle your case with sensitivity and professionalism. Past clients have included professional football players, members of the medical profession and armed forces personnel.


Legal Funding

We can discuss eligibility and applications for legal funding with you. Where funding assistance is unavailable, you can be sure of competitive legal fees. Contact us to discuss your funding options and for assistance for applying for free representation.


Crown Court

Certain offences give the magistrates or you the choice to have your case heard in the Crown Court before a judge and jury. Similarly if you wish to appeal a conviction or sentence given in the Magistrates Court your case will be heard in a Crown Court. If you have a decision where your case is ...
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Magistrates Court

If you are charged with an offence by the police or you receive a summons in the post asking you to attend a Magistrates Court, our team can provide you with assistance at the outset of your case and we recommend that you contact us without delay. As well as providing specialist advice, we can also ...
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Police Station

Everyone has the right to advice and assistance from a solicitor either in person or over the phone, unless certain limited exceptions apply. Any advice and assistance provided whilst you are at the Police Station is provided free regardless of the allegation or your personal ...
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Meet Our Crime Experts

Kevin Bamber

Kevin Bamber

LLB (Hons) Law

Amy Wood

Amy Wood

F.Inst.Pa & Police Station Accredited Representative

David Mainwaring

David Mainwaring

BA (Hons)

Our Accreditations

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