About Purcell Parker
Established in 1979, we are one of Birmingham’s most successful and well known criminal law firms, offering a full range of criminal defence services to the public for four decades.
Solicitors providing excellent service
The firm has gone from strength to strength and now has five directors who are practising solicitors with a wealth of experience in different aspects of criminal defence law, from fraud and white-collar business crime to motoring offences and prison law. The directors are supported by a team of solicitors, barristers, paralegals and support staff who, together, ensure our clients receive the highest levels of service throughout their case. This ranges from offering a free initial consultation to being there before, during and after your case goes to court.
Specific criminal defence legal expertise
As a criminal defence firm, we solely offer criminal defence services and legal advice. Our lawyers are all specialists in criminal defence, which means we will always offer you the most relevant, up-to-date and effective advice for your legal issue.
Whether you need help from a solicitor with expertise in prison law or motoring offences, fraud or tax evasion, we have a specialist who will listen to you and do everything they can to help.
Legal Aid and free advice
We undertake a significant amount of publicly funded work (Legal Aid) and are approved by the Legal Aid Agency to provide legal advice and representation in qualifiying criminal cases, from the police station right through to the most serious cases in the Crown Court.
Serious crimes and complex cases
We are an approved Very High Costs Cases (VHCC) provider, which demonstrates our ability to deal with the most complex and serious of criminal law cases. We are also one of the few firms nationally to be approved to undertake publicly-funded work on behalf of prisoners in relation to the full range of issues that arise when they are being held in custody.
Private criminal defence services
We are also experienced in providing the highest standard of service to clients paying privately for representation before the courts for offences which do not qualify for legal aid such as business crime and road traffic offences, or who might not qualify for Legal Aid on means testing. We understand that the prospect of losing your job, receiving fines, penalty points or losing your driving licence can be of grave concern and we will therefore explore every avenue to avoid such a scenario.
Locations where our solicitors can help you
We’re conveniently located in Birmingham city centre with easy access to the rest of the West Midlands and beyond. If you’re facing allegations of white collar offences we can arrange to visit you to discuss your case and if necessary to represent you in court.
Meet the solicitors, barristers and lawyers at Purcell Parker
We want you to know that we’re normal people just like you. We understand that legal issues can be extremely scary and so when you contact us, we want to make sure you know that you have a specialist on your side. Whether you need a solicitor or barrister we will direct you to the best legal specialist for your specific case.
Find out more about which of our legal experts specialises in different areas of criminal defence law: from prison law, white-collar business crime, financial regulatory offences, tax fraud investigations, insider trading and motoring offences – to name just a few – by visiting our team page.
Making a complaint
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service, we provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues. If you remain dissatisfied or wish to make a formal complaint, please contact Mr Tiernan Davis on 0121 236 9781, email him at email@example.com, or write to him at our registered office to request a copy of our complaints procedure. We will look into your complaint carefully and promptly.
What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint
The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.
Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
- Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint
- No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
- No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9.00 to 17.00.
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
What to do if you are unhappy with our behaviour
The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.
Visit their website to see how you can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.