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We have an expert team of defence advocates who have experience in defending all types of serious crime. When your case goes to the Crown Court, we will instruct one of our in-house advocates or, in some cases, a barrister to present your case.

We can assist right across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. 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.


What is Crown Court?

Most criminal cases are dealt with in the magistrates’ court, but the more serious and complicated cases are heard in the Crown Court. When this happens, it is even more important to make sure that you have quality representation. The Crown Court deals with serious cases, including:

  • ‘Indictable only’ cases – meaning that the offence is serious and can only be heard in the Crown Court.
  • 'Either way’ offences – these are offences that can be heard within the magistrates’ court, however they can also be sent to Crown Court if the defendant chooses to undergo a jury trial.
  • Those committed to Crown Court for sentencing – defendants who have been convicted within the magistrates’ court can be sent to the Crown Court for sentencing, dependant on the seriousness of the offence.

Our highly expert criminal defence solicitors have a wealth of experience defending a broad range of serious crimes. It is vitally important that you contact a member of our team to ensure you have expert legal representation from start of your case.


How we can help

At Elliot Mather, our dedicated Criminal Defence team offer friendly and professional advice. We understand that going through Court Proceedings is distressing for all concerned. Our team are experienced in defending a range of serious crimes, ensuring our clients receive clear and straightforward advice throughout the entirety of their case.


Location

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
Sarah Neale

Sarah Neale

LLP Member
Joe Harvey

Joe Harvey

Senior Associate Solicitor
Felicity Coats

Felicity Coats

Associate Solicitor
Serena Simpson

Serena Simpson

Solicitor
Laura Cook

Laura Cook

Accredited Representative
Katie Hempstock

Katie Hempstock

Solicitor
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Katie Elizabeth Yates

Trainee Solicitor/Accredited

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