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We have an expert team who are experienced in a wide range of Criminal Law matters. We understand that being accused or charged with an offence can be extremely distressing. Our team offer friendly and professional advice with representation throughout your case.

We are experts at defending clients whatever the charge, from shop theft to murder. Our team can help you right from the moment you are arrested or questioned by the police, through to preparing your case and defending you at court.

We can assist right across the country. It is vital that you call us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment and we can discuss your individual circumstances.

Free Initial Telephone Options Appointment

We provide a free initial telephone options appointment to see how we can assist in your circumstances. Please call 0330 333 2613 for a no obligation, initial discussion or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call you back.

Criminal Law

Our team are approachable and understanding as we understand that some matters are extremely sensitive in their nature. We understand that coming into conflict with the police or the criminal justice system is extremely distressing.

Ares we can assist with include:

  • Appeals
  • ASBOs
  • Assault and domestic violence
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Crown Court
  • Dog Law
  • Drugs offences
  • Magistrates Court
  • Motoring Offences
  • Police Investigations
  • Police Station Representation
  • Public order offences
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Released Under Investigation
  • Sex offences
  • Theft and fraud offences
  • Voluntary Interviews

It is vital that you call us as soon as possible to arrange an appointment and we will be able to discuss your individual circumstances.

Receiving Legal Aid

Most individuals who face criminal allegations are entitled to free initial legal advice and representation. Speak to us today to find out more.

Pre-charge Advice

Whilst you are released under investigation we may be able to make representations to try and have the matter dropped before any charging decision is made.

Going to the Magistrates’ Court

If you are charged with an offence you will have to go to Court.  You need to let us know straight away so we can attend Court with you.  If you do not speak to us before your hearing, just ask for Elliot Mather when you arrive at court and we will do our best to help you.

We can discuss with you the availability of Legal Aid.

Going to the Crown Court

If your case goes to the Crown Court, we will carefully prepare for the hearing, gathering all evidence and formulating your case.  We have our own Higher Rights Advocates to represent you, or in some cases we may instruct a barrister.  We will see any witnesses on your behalf, if appropriate, as well as attending relevant hearings with you.

How we can help

At Elliot Mather, our dedicated Criminal Defence team offer friendly and professional advice.

The level of help you would like from us is entirely up to you. Our team members are all experienced in advising individuals on their specific circumstances


Our Solicitors are able to provide expert advice across the country with a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby.

How to get in contact

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 0330 333 2613 or email enquiries@elliotmather.co.uk and we will call or email you back.

How to make contact out of hours

We operate a call out system, meaning that representation from our expert criminal law team can be requested at any time of the day or night.  The police will contact a call centre who will then telephone us immediately.
If you require assistance from one of our criminal defence solicitors when out of our normal office hours, it is vital that you call us on:

  • Chesterfield: 07717802850
  • Derby: 07776240152
  • Mansfield: 07741592301
  • Nottinghamshire: 07741592301

Out of Hours Emergency Phone Numbers

Chesterfield - 07717802850
Derby - 07776240152
Mansfield - 07741592301
Nottinghamshire - 07741592301


Our Team

Simon King

Simon King

LLP Member and Head of Department
Julie Page

Julie Page

LLP Member and Head of Department
Steve Brint

Steve Brint

LLP Member
Felicity Coats

Felicity Coats

LLP Member
Mark Stocks

Mark Stocks

Arjun Madahar

Arjun Madahar

Lesley Pidcock

Lesley Pidcock

Senior Associate Solicitor
Laura Cook

Laura Cook

Accredited Representative
Clare James

Clare James

Georgina Wright

Georgina Wright

Trainee Solicitor and Accredited Police Station Representative

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Registered Office: St. Mary's Court, St. Mary's Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, S41 7TD

VAT Number: 126 3019 03

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