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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.

  • Investigations

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Police Investigations

Whether under arrest or attending at the police station voluntarily for interview, the experience can be a daunting one.

One of our team of experienced lawyers will accompany you and guide you through this process. This is FREE of charge regardless of your financial circumstances and we offer a 24 hour service, 365 days a year.

Based in the East Midlands, we are ideally placed to serve clients at police stations throughout Derbyshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire. We also have access to representatives who are able to cover all parts of England and Wales.

Benefits of a Solicitor Being Present

Having a solicitor present at your police station interview can make a significant positive difference to the eventual outcome of your case. If you attend alone, you will be interviewed without any prior knowledge of what evidence there is against you. One of the key benefits of being legally represented is that we can obtain the evidence before your interview, discuss its strengths and weaknesses with you and advise you in relation to the legal implications of your account before you decide whether or not to give it to the police.

As lawyers we frequently hear that people have decided not to have a solicitor at interview because they want to ‘get out quicker’ or because they have ‘done nothing wrong’. This often results in admissions being made in interview because, through no fault of their own, people are unaware of the technicalities which exist within the law. It is also a myth that not having a solicitor results in you being dealt with more quickly. We are contacted by the police at the point they are ready to deal with your case and can be at most police stations within 45 minutes. The prosecution case begins at the police station and the importance of what happens there cannot be underestimated.

Protecting Your Rights

In addition to ensuring that your rights are protected whilst at the police station, we will also advise you where necessary about identification procedures, the taking of samples, house searches and any other issues which may arise.

Bail following any police station attendance is a key concern and we will make representations on your behalf in relation to the grant of bail and any conditions which the police may wish to put in place. Our objective is always to secure the best outcome for you.

Young people and those with mental health issues are particularly vulnerable in the police station and require an appropriate adult. It is essential that legal representation is sought in these cases to protect their interests.

Following your attendance at the police station, we have a rigorous system of ensuring that if you are bailed to return, we make enquiries with the police beforehand to determine what you can expect upon your return.

We will also assist you in retrieving any property that the police may have seized from you on your arrest or as a result of a house search.


  • "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"

  • "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"

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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"

  • "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"

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

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

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