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Coronavirus update

Bakers Solicitors remains open for business and available to support the clients who need us.

Our solicitors are working, our telephone lines are open, and we are determined to ensure it is ‘business as usual’ with minimal disruption.

Technology allows Bakers Solicitors to continue representing clients who face personal difficulties. All our staff members have access to laptops and our staff are well equipped to work remotely. We have invested heavily in IT in recent times, including a state-of-the-art internet-based telephone system and cloud-based software. This enables us to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Whilst our offices will remain open, we will, in most cases, conduct client meetings by telephone or video conference. Most importantly we will continue to be available for existing and new clients.

Our family law solicitors are familiar with the recently published guidance from the President of the Family Division and as such will be able to represent clients at court hearings remotely or in person. Our criminal defence solicitors are well-used to video link technology but will also continue to attend police stations and courts in person when needed.

  • Crown Court

    Experienced Advocates & Professional Representation

Crown Court Appearance

If you are due to appear before a Crown Court in any part of the country in relation to any prosecution, our team of experienced lawyers are available to represent you.

Cases that are heard in the Crown Court involve the more serious offences which are beyond the sentencing powers of the magistrates court. Certain specific offences are always dealt with at the Crown Court and others because of the particular facts of the case. If you have been sentenced to a Crown Court order and subsequently breach that order, you will appear before the Crown Court for that breach to be dealt with.

Legal aid is available to everyone appearing at the Crown Court regardless of their financial circumstances. A contribution is payable by any defendant if they have income or capital over a certain limit. If you are subsequently acquitted, you can recover any contributions you have made.

You will be represented at the Crown Court either by our in-house Crown Court advocate Kirsten Collings or by one of a number of specialist barristers, selected by Bakers, which we will instruct on your behalf.

Bail Applications

You may appear before the Crown Court in custody or on bail depending on the circumstances of your case. Our advocates are skilled in making bail applications and can advise and represent you in relation to any bail application including an application to vary or remove conditions of bail.

Our dedicated Crown Court team will prepare your case thoroughly, interviewing your witnesses, instructing experts and undertaking whatever investigations are necessary to put you in the best position possible before the Court.

Convictions, Advice and Representation

If you are convicted, either because you plead guilty to an offence or because you are convicted after trial, you will be given comprehensive advice in relation to your rights to appeal your conviction and/or sentence. We will also represent you in any subsequent Confiscation Proceedings.

On conviction, the Crown Court has the power to make ancillary orders such as restraining orders and ASBO’s. These orders have to be justified and our lawyers can often persuade the Courts that they are not necessary in the particular circumstances of your case.


  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"

  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.

  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"

  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."

  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"

  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."

  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"

  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"

  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"

  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"

  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.

  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"

  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"

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