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5 Best Criminal Lawyers in Manchester

Below is a list of the top and leading Criminal Lawyers in Manchester. To help you find the best Criminal Lawyers located near you in Manchester, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Manchester’s Best Criminal Lawyers:

The top rated Criminal Lawyers in Manchester are:

  • Yasmin Aslam – A G I Criminal Solicitors
  • Gwyn Lewis – Burton Copeland LLP
  • Adam Foster – Robert Lizar Solicitors
  • Jared McNally – Clifford Johnston & Co Solicitors
  • Lynn Mahon – Ralli Solicitors LLP

A G I Criminal SolicitorsYasmin Aslam - A G I Criminal Solicitors

Yasmin Aslam is the Director of AGI Criminal Solicitors Ltd. She trained at one of the Leading Criminal practices in Manchester and since qualifying in 2002 and has gained a wealth of experience having worked for a number of leading firms in Manchester specialising in Crime and Fraud. Yasmin’s areas of practice include Criminal Law, Fraud, Benefit Fraud, Prison Law, Extradition law. Having obtained her higher rights in 2008 and she now predominantly undertakes work in the crown court representing clients charged with serious offences.

Yasmin has previously served on the Board of Directors for 10 years of Partners of Prisoners which a national charity is aiming to assist families of prisoners. In 2016 Yasmin was recommended in the Legal 500. She has appeared on BBC Radio, BBC television and has been featured in newspaper articles.


Criminal Law, Fraud, Motoring Health Law, Immigration Law, Prison Law, Public Law


Address: 489 Chester Rd, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 9HF
Phone: 161 226 2070


“Yasmin Aslam is prepared to take every arguable point and thereby provides an exceptional service to the client.”

Burton Copeland LLPGwyn Lewis - Burton Copeland LLP

Gwyn Lewis the lead principal, has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over 30 years, since qualifying as a solicitor in 1986. Gaining his higher rights of audience at the crown court in 2000 Gwyn has gone on to conduct numerous trials in Magistrates and crown courts around the country up to and including successful appearances in the court of appeal. Gwyn has dealt with a full range of serious criminal cases including gangland murders and multi-million-pound drug importations together with carrying out successful court martial appearances on behalf of service personnel across Europe.

Gwyn has developed a track record of unrivaled success, ranging from minor speeding, traffic light, and mobile phone infringements to the most serious cases of drink driving and death by dangerous driving and careless driving.


Appeals & Miscarriages Of Justice, Police Interview Advice, Criminal Offences, Confiscation & Asset Recovery, Driving Offences, White Collar Financial Crime & Fraud, Disclosure & Barring Service, Professional Discipline, Inquests


Address: Madison Place, Northampton Rd, Manchester M40 5AG
Phone: 161 827 9500


“Gwyn Lewis was recommended to me to act for my son. His guidance, honesty & professional warm manner made a terrible situation for our family easier. Phone calls to Gwyn were always responded to even if just to say “I’m with a client, will call you back”, which always happened. My thanks also to Lisa Nevitt for putting me at ease in the initial stages with her kindness, explanations, and responding to my endless emails. Big thank you to you all, now that we have reached an outcome I thought would never happen.” – EG

Robert Lizar SolicitorsAdam Foster - Robert Lizar Solicitors

Adam Foster joined the firm in 1994. From the outset, his focus was upon Criminal Law and Complaints against the Police and he immediately adopted the firm’s ethos of representing every client to the best of his ability. Adam now manages the Criminal Department and in particular supervises the Crown Court and Complex Casework sections. Adam has conduct of a number of particularly serious and high profile cases.

He ensured the firm obtained membership of the Legal Services Commission Very High-Cost Case Panel and is a Category Supervisor for that type of complex casework. Adam is also a Fraud Supervisor for the purpose of that scheme. He is a member of the North West Fraud Forum which is a group of like-minded practitioners who share knowledge and experience with a view to improving the services they offer.


Police Station, Court Proceedings, Serious Crime, Business Crime & Fraud, POCA & Asset Forfeiture, Bribery Law, Prison Law, Inquests, Mental Health, Motoring Law, Environment Agency, Scrap Metal Dealers


Address: 101 Princess Rd, Moss Side, Manchester M14 4RB
Phone: 161 227 7777


“Robert and his team were exceptional in helping our brother through a difficult time would recommend this team of solicitors. They gave an exceptional service and did a outstanding service for our brother all the way through to the end all staff are very friendly and very curtious thank you.” – Warren K.

Clifford Johnston & Co SolicitorsJared McNally - Clifford Johnston & Co Solicitors

Jared McNally is a partner and head of the Criminal, Fraud and Professional Discipline Department. He has developed and maintained a heavy criminal practice that involves representing those accused of the most serious of offences including murder, firearms, conspiracy to supply drugs, fraud, and serious sexual offences. Jared has a well-earned reputation for his detailed preparation, tactically astute advice and he offers a first-class service to all his clients.

He almost exclusively defends in serious and complex crime. Jared has appeared in many high profile cases. He approaches every case with the same high standards. Clients find him direct, knowledgeable, and passionate about the work that he does. Where appropriate, Jared takes an aggressive and proactive approach to cases whether it be pre or post charge.


Criminal, Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Landlord & Tenant, Family Law, Regulatory, Immigration, Personal Injury, Mental Health, Inquests, Contempt Of Court, Unlawful Detention, Mediation


Address: 434 Burnage Ln, Manchester M19 1LH
Phone: 161 249 2700


“I instructed Jared at very short notice to represent me in a case which the Nursing and Midwife Council had brought against me. The level of service was excellent and he quickly got to grips with the case, He showed empathy and dedication to my case, ensuring that I received a fabulous result, which was above my expectations. His tireless persistence ensured that I continue to work in a profession I love. He is both professional, competent, and went the extra mile. I cannot recommend his service highly enough.”

Ralli Solicitors LLPLynn Mahon - Ralli Solicitors LLP

Lynn Mahon is part of an exceptionally skilled team who defend cases relating to serious fraud and many other serious criminal allegations. Lynn joined the legal profession 30 years ago. She has dealt with a diverse portfolio of cases during that time. In 2010 she had the opportunity of working with Michael Mansfield QC who was instructed on one of her many cases. Lynn Mahon has an unrivaled determination to seek justice.


Criminal Defence, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Partnership Law, Intellectual Property, Media Law


Address: Greg’s Building, 1 Booth St, Manchester M2 4DU
Phone: 161 832 6131


“Brilliant advise from Lynn Mahon. I called the 24/7 criminal advise line. She immediately made me feel comfortable and more relaxed. Very professional, warm, friendly and informative. She made me aware of where I leagally stood along with advise of what I should do next. Brilliant individual and I would 100% use Ralli again if I needed legal representation. Thank you Lynn!” – Richard R.

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