The Oakes Partnership

Specialist Criminal Law Solicitors


Call   01625 422944



Emergency Out of Hours Number

01625 422944

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We are a Specialist Criminal Law Practice based in Macclesfield and Warrington Cheshire but who represent clients throughout Cheshire, Stockport, Manchester, Merseyside and Staffordshire.


Our solicitors are able to help you at the Police Station, Magistrates' Court, Youth Court, Crown Court as well as any appeal at any level. We are able to deal wiith the most serious and complex cases from the police station to the highest courts.


Julian Farley,  James Edwards  and John Farnan are Higher Court Advocates who are also able to represent clients at the Crown Court and Court of Appeal.





Our solicitors are available to represent clients who have been arrested and taken to a police station 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The service is  free.


We undertake Legal Aid work for those who are eligible and affordable rates for those who are not.


We fully comply with the Law Society Equality and Diversity Policy in resepct of clients and staff.


We have ground floor access to our office in Macclesfield and are able to offer home and out of hours appointments.


We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


SRA Number 606038

We have been rated as a Category 1 Legal Aid Supplier by the Legal Aid Agency ( LAA )


We are rated 'Excellent' in Peer Review, the highest possible rating.


Our clients have awarded us a 100% satisfaction rating, 100% of our clients feel we treat them fairly, 100% feel we keep them informed, 98% say we are good at listening.


The practice is supervised by Ruth Oakes who has been a National LAA / LAA Senior Peer Reviewer for 12 years and who edited the LAA publication "Improving your Quality - Crime "


                        Solicitors : Ruth Oakes  |  Julian Farley  |  Anthony Derbyshire  | James Edwards  |  John Farnan