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David was later joined by Mark Pritchard in 1994 & then Theresa Clark in 1997 who both subsequently became partners. The partnership was then enhanced further by the very experienced Jayne Dodson. The firm was awarded a Legal Aid Franchise as soon as it was introduced & has maintained their franchise to the highest level. David Ake & Co currently holds a Criminal and Mental Health contract with the Legal Services Commission.

In addition to work from clients who approach us all our Solicitors are qualified & approved to take instructions from the Duty Solicitor Scheme. As stated elsewhere David Ake & Co core business is dealing with all types of Criminal Defence work & we have extensive experience in handling cases ranging from homicides & large scale high value conspiracy allegations to everyday road traffic allegations.

We regularly deal with cases of alleged Drug Trafficking and related allegations, Burglary & other Theft Act allegations, Sexual allegations, Assault allegations, Drink Driving and Speeding as well as Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO's) and Proceedings for alleged Breaches of Court Orders.

read more › David Ake & Co deal with all types of Criminal Defence & related work & have extensive experience in handling all types of cases at all levels ranging from murders & multi million pound conspiracies to the everyday road traffic offences many otherwise law abiding citizens unfortunately encounter. We also specialise in a number of other naturally linked areas of Law and have relationships with numerous specialist Counsel & experts. Our areas of practice can be categorised into the following.

read more › David Ake & Co offer an agency service across all the areas of practice & in light of recent proposals & changes to the Legal Aid Schemes we believe this may offer your practice a cost effective way to still provide your client with professional, experienced representation, particularly in the areas of Police Interview & the Criminal Court. Based in the centre of Leeds we are within a short distance of all the many Leeds Police Stations. We are also relatively close for cover for Wakefield, Bradford & Pontefract.

read more › Thank you for considering David Ake & Co to represent you. We hope to be able to assist you. In the event we can assist & accept instructions we will endeavour as appropriate to confirm the following information in due course. Other issues may also arise. Mark Pritchard is responsible for supervising the progress of cases & the conduct of files. Obviously other members of the firm will also deal with you. This is always under Mark Pritchard's regular supervision. They are supported by other non Solicitor members of staff who are trained to a level of competence to deal with your case under Mark Pritchard's strict supervision.

read more › If you require our services, the information you provide will help us determine if & how we may be able to assist as well as whether the case would be privately or publicly funded. This is an initial enquiry only to establish if we can assist & or accept instructions. Please take care with any information you provide outside the context of a private consultation with a legal representative who has accepted instructions to act on your behalf. It may be more prudent to seek a personal appointment in some cases.

read more › Mental Health Review Tribunals are independent judicial bodies that operate under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. Their main function is to review the cases of compulsorily detained patients & decide whether or not such patients can be discharged. The Mental Health Review Tribunal has the responsibility of hearing applications or references concerning people detained under the Mental Health Act. The Tribunal members are appointed by the Department of Constitutional Affairs. Based in Leeds we are ideally situated to service the various establishments in the Northern Region but we also travel throughout the UK to assist clients.

read more › At David Ake & Co our Solicitors and staff have an extensive combined experience over many years, in many scenarios and at all levels in helping clients who have found themselves the victim of Prosecution for Road Traffic offences. In a number of these cases the firm have had cause to engage Counsel and experts in the field. Consequently we have in some very serious cases shown that evidence from Prosecution witnesses, including Police witness, which prima facie appeared damning, was in fact wrong and/or unsafe thereby variously securing acquittal or reduced penalty.

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