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We'll be right by your side

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We'll be right by your side

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We'll be right by your side

We are an independent law firm that specialise in criminal defence, social welfare and human rights. Known for successfully defending serious crime and complex fraud as well general criminal offences, motoring law and regulatory matters, we act for clients throughout the country in both private and publicly funded cases. We have been right by your side for almost 40 years and strive for...


With the Liverpool qualities of loyalty, creativity, solidarity and a stubborn refusal to take no for an answer we know what your case means to you and will do whatever it takes to get the right result.


Our highly skilled lawyers share a commitment and dedication to work for you and fight for your rights. We thrive in the modern legal system, where diversity and accessibility are championed and out-dated practices are challenged.


Established in 1978, we broke new ground as a law firm that focused on criminal defence and human rights. We have been fighting for our clients rights ever since. Some call it persistent determination. We call it longevity.


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Dealing with the law can be lonely and frightening. We believe that understanding is essential, so we invest time in explaining things to you.
  • Linskills gave me excellent legal representation

  • Flexible, caring and very professional

  • One of the most forward thinking law firms in the UK



How we can help you

Criminal Defence

Being accused of a crime can be life changing. We have stood alongside our clients for over 35 years and understand how stressful the situation can be. We have defended in some of the most high profile cases of recent years. The secret of our success? We know that every case is different, every client unique, and each result is a direct result of hard work, skill and determination. 

Key Contact: Nick Cockrell

Criminal Appeals

We believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Unfortunately, miscarriages of justice are not rare or exceptional. If you, or someone you know, has been wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced, we may be able to help. We have the experience and expertise to challenge unfair decisions. We approach every case with skill, empathy and determination. 

Key Contact: Alaric H. Walmsley

Police Station Representation

Experience has shown us that having your own solicitor at a police station will make a difference to the outcome of the case. We have lawyers ready to provide free advice over the telephone and at the police station at any time, day or night. If you are accused of a crime or have been arrested, charged or are on bail, we can help. 

Key Contact: Colin Simber

Prison Law

If someone you know has a problem in prison they need a lawyer that will put their interests first. We know that being in jail is stressful for both the person incarcerated and their family, and that the feeling of isolation can be overwhelming. We assist prisoners to resolve their difficulties in the quickest and most effective way possible. 

Key Contact: Matthew O’Neill

Business & Financial Crime

Regulatory and financial crimes, ranging from bribery and money laundering to income tax and VAT fraud, are drawing more attention from the authorities. In these straightened times the pressure is on government agencies to pursue personal property by using Confiscation and Restraint Orders. We can manage any crisis, represent in any case and provide advice on becoming fully compliant with specific regulations. 

Key Contact: Julian Linskill

Social Welfare

The process of obtaining the benefits you deserve can be difficult and complicated. Whether you need representation at a tribunal or are suspected of benefit fraud and facing an interview under caution, or simply require assistance in completing complex forms, we have the necessary expertise to help you. 

Key Contact: Steve Lunt

Motoring Law

Whether you need a car for work, your family, or for any other reason, losing your licence could have a serious impact on your life. We apply the same know-how and experience to defending motoring offences as we do in any criminal case. This gives us the edge over the so called ‘specialist’ motoring lawyers. 

Key Contact: Nick Cockrell

Linked to Law

As a member of Linked to Law, the UK’s leading legal referral network, we can offer a complete range of legal services, from clinical negligence and personal injury to wills, trusts and probate. This means that no matter how specific your case may be, we are able to quickly source the right advice. This network is fully aligned with our values and you will always remain our client. 

Key Contact: Elaine Cookson

We guarantee that we will find a solution to even the most complex legal problem


Our commitments to you

  • We value integrity. We are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards. We would rather lose a client than deviate from our principles. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

  • We have a passion for excellence. It acts as a positive charge in everything that we do. We abhor mediocrity. We have been awarded the Law Society Lexcel quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and client care.

  • We focus on serving the client. We listen... and listen hard. Understanding the client is as important as understanding the law. We listen to our clients and understand their business, their needs, their wants and their expectations.

  • We value loyalty. This enable us to deliver timely, cost effective and wise legal advice. Our accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

  • We value innovation, creativity and boldness. We support and encourage fresh approaches to problem solving and view our creative process as an investment in our client relationships.

  • We value diversity. We know that diversity strengthens our firm and the community, and we incorporate this value in developing our programs and policies.

  • We value the communities in which we live and work. We are active and generous in furtherance of our corporate social responsibility. We aggressively pursue business processes that support the long-term sustainability of our environment.


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