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Criminal Law Defence Specialists Tel: 01903 245041 or 07976 371743

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Finlay Solicitors is a rapidly expanding firm of Criminal Law Specialists covering the East and West Sussex area.  We operate a free 24 hour Police Station Advice and Assistance Scheme. This means that if you have been arrested you can request our services for free by asking for Finlay Solicitors at the Police Station at any time of the day or night or by making an appointment with us to attend the Police Station.  Our office is situated very close to Littlehampton train station which means that we are able to attend at Worthing and Chichester Police Stations on short notice.


We have extensive experience in covering a range of offences from relatively minor motoring offences up to Murder and you are guaranteed to get access to a fully qualified and experienced solicitor rather than a legal representative which other firms often provide.


We have recently represented a defendant through a particularly complicated and high profile murder case which resulted in him being found to be Not Guilty of the offence following a high profile Police Station and Court case that lasted well over a year.


In addition to Police Station representation we provide representation in the Magistrates, Youth and Crown Court for all criminal offences at competitive private rates or using Legal Aid where appropriate.


We are a Legal Aid Franchise which means that in the event that you are charged with an offence we can offer free Legal Aid representation at Court if you are unable to pay privately for your representation.  This is mean-tested and we can offer free advice and assistance in the completion and submission of the relevant Legal Aid forms.


It is worth noting, however, that at the present time representation at the Police Station is not means tested, and can therefore be provided free of charge. Similarly, representation at the Youth Court is not means tested for people under the age of 18, which makes it easier for a legal representation order to be obtained in these cases.


In privately paying cases we offer a fixed rate initial appointment for £50 plus VAT (£60) and other rates for court attendances depending upon the complexity of the case.

Richard Finlay has expertise in the field of motoring offences, varying from standard Drink Drive offences to Causing Death by Dangerous Driving but he is also an experienced Magistrates and Youth Court practitioner.
Home visits on Saturdays or Sundays can also be accommodated where required.
If you need an enquiry outside of regular working hours please call the 24-hour mobile number on 07976 371743. In the unusual event that you cannot get through on this number, please leave a message or text providing your contact telephone number and your call will be returned within a few minutes.
Finlay solicitors are regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  SRA No. 00490066
Contact Information
Please contact Richard Finlay on 01903 245041 in office hours (9am - 5pm) or on 07976 371743 at all other times.
Fax: 01903 245041
Address: Finlay Solicitors, 148 George V Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 5RX.