Call 0870 442 1500 for representation at the police station at any time, day or night.
An accusation of any crime can be a frightening and intimidating experience. Without the help of experienced lawyers, these accusations can lead to life-changing consequences. At IBB Solicitors, we have many years’ experience of dealing with a wide range of offences, from motoring offences to murder.
We can see you at short notice, whether you are in custody or on bail, to give police station advice, deal with complex trial issues, sentencing hearings and appeals against conviction and/or sentence at both the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. We will keep you and your family updated with progress.
When attending an interview, it is essential to request a solicitor. The right advice at the police station can prevent a case from being brought in the first place. If you find yourself in the Police Station under arrest then simply tell the police sergeant at the custody desk to contact IBB Solicitors on 0870 442 1500. This police station advice and representation service is completely free of charge. We are available 24 hours a day and can be with you within 30 minutes of receiving a call.
We are a friendly, accessible team, who care about getting the best possible result for you. We will use plain English in all our dealings with you. We will do all that we can to put you at ease in stressful circumstances.
The services we offer
When facing a criminal charge, you want the reassurance that you are represented by expert criminal lawyers. We are one of the leading teams of criminal specialists in the South East.
We offer a 24-hour emergency police station service (0870 442 1500) for clients who have been arrested and require immediate telephone advice and/or attendance at a police station for interviews. Our police station advice and representation service is completely free of charge.
As well as advice at the police station, we also provide representation (including appeals against convictions) at the Magistrates’ or Crown Courts.
We are franchised by the Legal Services Commission and are members of the Serious Fraud Panel. Our team are members of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association, the London Criminal Courts Association and the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates.
Where we are duty solicitors
Police stations - Robert Corbin
Uxbridge - Joanne Gibbons, Nicola West and Debbie Rodaway
Brent and Hendon - Bhavna Vora, Eddie Tang, Qaisar Shah
Maidenhead, Reading and Slough - Kam Varaitch and Bez Masih
Ealing - Iskander Fernandez
Feltham - Seetal Jain
Staines, Richmond, Woking and Guildford - Joann Turley
Higher Rights - Mo Dampha and Mark Butler
Crown Court Case Workers - Jason Smith, Roopa Kotecha, Rebecca Ireland and Louise Ahmed
Local court finder:
- Brent Magistrates' Court
- Ealing Magistrates' Court
- Feltham Magistrates' Court
- Guildford Magistrates' Court
- Hendon Magistrates' Court
- Maidenhead Magistrates' Court
- Reading Magistrates' Court
- East Berkshire Magistrates' Court (Slough)
- Staines Magistrates' Court
- Uxbridge Magistrates' Court
- Woking Magistrates' Court
The types of cases we defend
We have specialist experience of defending clients who are charged with:
- Criminal damage
- Grievous Bodily Harm and all other assault cases
- Large scale fraud
- Money laundering
- Murder and manslaughter
- Possession and supply of drugs
- Public order offences including affray, harassment and all racially aggravated offences
- Rape and all sexual offences
- Road Traffic offences
- Shoplifting and all other theft-related offences
- Explaining the criminal justice process
- What happens at court?
- Youth courts
- Funding your case
What people say about us
The Legal 500 in 2012 says:
“Joanne Gibbons’ team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has expertise in criminal fraud matters, and provides clients ‘with a comprehensive, experienced service’. Recent work includes defending a client prosecuted in the parliamentary expenses scandal, and a case involving the murder of a victim with a Mach-10 submachine gun. Anil Rajani has ‘a quick mind and is attentive to detail’.”
Chambers in 2013 says:
This team operates far more effectively than many of its competitors and is respected in the market. The team is recognised for its ability to handle high-end, complex matters and is among the top firms in the South in terms of monthly payments from the LSC."
Commonly used legal terms
View our glossary of criminal legal terms.
- Legal Aid Eligibility Calculator
- HM Courts and Tribunals Service
- HM Prison Service
- Court Finder
- Prison Finder
- Legal Services Commission (LSC runs the legal aid scheme)
- CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)
- Civil Justice Council
- The Law Society
- Ministry of Justice
- UK Legislation Online