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Laurie Neale

T: 0121 377 7773

E: laurie.neale@esnsolicitors.com

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Laurie is a Senior Partner at ESN and has practised law since 1981.

With over 35 years as a Criminal Defence expert, Laurie is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and well-known solicitors in his field across the UK.

He has earned a reputation for robustly defending his clients in a number of high- profile serious cases, which have received national media attention and has seen him associated with a number of celebrity clients.

These successes earned him membership onto the Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) panel – a mark of excellence for a lawyer that proves his ability to handle the most complex cases.

He is a qualified Duty Solicitor andhe has defended a host of white-collar crime cases. These included large companies facing prosecutions by the: Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Trading Standards, the Department of Trade & Industry, Telecommunications and Copyright authorities, as well as the HMRC.

Throughout his career Laurie has being involved with large-scale serious fraud matters, terrorism, drug conspiracies and importations involving millions of pounds worth of unlawful substances.

He has also fiercely defended an array of sexual offences.

Specialities

  • Criminal Defence
  • Business crime
  • Fraud and Corruption
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Sexual offences
  • Motoring offences
  • Advocacy

Memberships

  • Police Station representative on the Legal Aid Agency contracted panel
  • Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) panel

 Achievements

  • As of 2013, Laurie has defended over 60 murder cases
  • Nominated as Birmingham Law Society Criminal Defence Solicitor of the Year (2005)
  • Chairman of the Legal Services Commission’s Regional Area Committee (2005)
  • Peer Review Auditor and Independent Adjudicator for Crime

Professional Background 

Laurie is responsible for opening one of the first ‘niche’ Criminal Defence practices in Birmingham under the banner, Neale & Co.

Prior to this he opened his first high-street solicitors’ practice in 1983, which quickly grew into two offices with more than 40 employees.

He has since formed a team of experienced lawyers in his competitive practice, who are able to represent a client from the police station through to a Magistrates or Crown Court and beyond to the Court of Appeal if necessary. We provide unrivalled legal representation.

Contact Us

ESN Solicitors

267-271 High Street

Erdington, Birmingham

B23 6SR

T: 0121 377 7773

F: 0121 377 6621

E: info@esnsolicitors.com

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Contact Us

ESN Solicitors

267-271 High Street

Erdington, Birmingham

B23 6SR

T: 0121 377 7773

F: 0121 377 6621

E: info@esnsolicitors.co.uk

Social Media

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