Firm profile submitted by ABR Solicitors
Managing Partner Rob Rode
Partners Tony Murphy, Susannah Proctor, Keith Allen, James McAulay, Andrew Stewardson
Areas of practice
Fraud, Crime & Regulatory 90%
Mental Health 10%
ABR solicitors is a niche fraud, crime, regulatory and mental health practice with its head and back office in Leeds. It also has offices in Liverpool, Harrogate, Sheffield, and York. ABR is committed to operating in a digitalised court process. The firm believes in ensuring that people and companies are properly represented in their case, and that every case is different. To do so it always fully assesses and challenges evidence. ABR is committed to fighting for all its clients, both publicly and privately funded. The firm is available 24/7, acting throughout with:
■ Intellectual ability
■ Honesty and integrity
■ Professionalism ABR provides ‘the best form of defence’.
The firm and the partners have received national and international awards for their work and recognition.
■ ACQ5 Law Awards – Regional Criminal Defence Practice of the Year 2017. – Regional Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year 2017 – Rob Rode.
■ Annual International Awards – Criminal Defence Practice of the Year – UK 2017
■ International Advisory Experts Awards: Criminal Law Lawyer of the Year in England 2017 – Rob Rode
■ Finance Monthly Awards: Criminal Law and Litigation Law Firm of the Year (UK) 2017
■ Corporate Intl Global Awards: Fraud Law – Law Firm of the Year England 2017
■ Mental Health Law – Lawyer of the Year 2017 – James McAulay
PRINCIPLE AREAS OF WORK
ABR Solicitors provides the full range of fraud crime and regulatory services; advising and representing clients throughout investigations and proceedings conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, Fire Protection and Environment Agency and other regulatory agencies. They represent individuals and companies in the UK and abroad facing investigation/ prosecution under the Bribery Act or multijurisdictional legislation including FCPA.
It also represents professions including doctors, dentists, teachers, nurses, solicitors and other professionals in respect of disciplinary proceedings.
The firm undertakes all restraint order and confiscation work.
ABR advises companies to ensure their procedures are compliant.
The firm has one of the leading mental health practitioners James McAulay leading the mental health team. The team advises clients and represents them at tribunals throughout the country. We also provide training for mental health professionals nationally.