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Criminal Defence

Experience, excellence and straight-talking are just three of the reasons why Bobbetts Mackan is recognised as a leading law practice for criminal defence and defence of serious fraud.

We have extensive expertise in relation to all enquiries undertaken by the police and other investigative and regulatory bodies -  including Customs and Excise, the DTI and Serious Fraud Office.  Our team includes highly experienced solicitor advocates and has the ability to provide representation at all levels; from police station representation to cases heard in the Magistrates Courts, through to Inquests, Courts Martial and the High Court.

Recognised in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as a 'regional front runner’, the Defence Team at Bobbetts Mackan comprises a range of individuals who between them have the breadth and understanding to work with young people or first time offenders and the professionalism to be a leader in cases of ‘white collar crime’ and serious fraud.

The team has recently been enlarged and strengthened by the incorporation of the Criminal Defence team of Culpan Williams LLP upon the merger of the two firms.

We provide professional advice and defence to individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the UK against the full range of criminal allegations, whether brought by charge or summons, including burglaries, assaults, excess alcohol and drug-related crime.  We deal with all motoring and vehicle related offences including situations where a driving licence is at risk  - such as speeding.  We have considerable expertise in sexual offence cases, in particular allegations of child abuse involving carers, teachers and other professionals.

We have acknowledged expertise in defending allegations of internet related pornography matters supported by strong forensic computing skills. 

We have substantial experience in cases involving violence and murder.

Contact us round the clock for emergency advice or support, and guidance at interviews involving Police or other regulatory investigators.

Contact Tony Miles on 0117 3164921 or email  We will arrange an appointment for you to come and discuss matters. 

If you need help out of hours our emergency helpline is 0117 929 8987.


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What our clients say

Good advice + support + reliability....Bobbetts Mackan were recommended by numerous people and were easy to contact.  I 'd just like to say thanks......(Jan 07)
'I write to say thanks for all the help and support I have received from everyone who participated on my case, especially yourself. Thanks for all the advice I will definitely take it all on board and do my utmost to continue on the positive path I have at last identified and decided to travel.  
You and everyone at Bobbetts have been a great help, many many thanks.'....(Dec 06)
'Many thanks indeed, the outcome was better than I was expecting. I would not hesitate to recommend your firm in the future' (Dec 06)
'I wish to thank you personally for handling my case in such an efficient and professional manner and for the successful outcome....... It was a great relief to find your company and yourself who found the time to handle a difficult case within a very short space of time'...... (Dec 06) 
'...I want to thank you for the help you gave my have given him a new start.... you were wonderful.....' (Nov 06)
'...with the overall and unanimous verdict of the jury as 'not guilty' - I am for ever indebted to your great assistance in helping me cope with such a strain.  Thank you for your great and valued help....' (Nov 06)
'I will have no hesitation in coming to you for any business in future and will shout your praises to anyone and everyone....... I was amazed at your kindness Thank you.' (Mar 06)
'.......I have really appreciated your kindness, counsel and sound advice....'  (Feb 06)
'.....Thanking you for your hard work and sincerity.  I would not be 'outside' without your input .........Thank you so much'  (Feb 06)
'Excellent service..... I was really impressed with the quality of work you put into the way I got dealt with.. Can’t thank you enough - will be recommending you....Thank you so much. Now I can rebuild my life.' Anon

"I think they are brilliant at what they do....... I would be certain to recommend Bobbetts Mackan." Anon

Legal 500 Review

In the South West review section of the publication Bobbetts Mackan is recommended as.... 'a leading practice in criminal defence and the defence of serious fraud...(having) considerable experience in sexual abuse cases'
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Bobbetts Mackan Solicitors & Advocates
25 Trenchard Street, Bristol BS1 5AN
T 0117 929 9001 F 0117 3164900 DX 7840 Bristol
VAT Registered No. 137 8318 52
24hr Criminal defence helpline Tel 0117 9298987

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). SRA number 70535.

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