Crime & Defence

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Defence and representation

We all hope to stay out of trouble with the law but sometimes fate intervenes and our experienced Crime and Defence team can help if it does. Hunt & Coombs solicitors have the largest Crime team in the Peterborough area and we have a Community Legal aid Agency contract which can provide you with Publicly Funded Legal help in Criminal matters.

Motoring offences

We specialise in representing those charged with motoring offences and have had a number of successes in protecting our clients’ licences even when they have reached the maximum 12 points. Our lawyers are experienced in pleading for retention of your licence and can advise you on whether this may be possible.

Police station

Our Crime team is on call 24 hours a day and will attend the police station to represent you if you are questioned or arrested on suspicion of committing a criminal offence and ensure that correct procedures are followed and that your interests are protected. Eight members of the team are Police Station Duty Solicitors.


If you are charged with a criminal offence our solicitors can represent you in court (whether it is Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court) and present your defence. We are also experienced in criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Mental health

Our solicitors can provide representation in Mental Health Review Tribunals and represent clients in appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Tribunal. The Tribunal considers the cases of everyone who is detained under any section of the Mental Health Act 1983 and free publicly funded legal help is provided for all patients’ representation at these tribunals.

Work for businesses

Our Crime team also carries out a full range of Commercial work including Business Defence, Statutory Prosecution and Licensing.

Legal directory rankings

Crime & Defence Lawyers

Kashif Khan LLB

Associate - Team Leader Crime

Andy Cave LLB



Mauro Maselli LLB


Irina Moore

Police Station Representative

Natalie Thorpe FCILEx

Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

Philippa Isaac LLB (Hons)

Criminal Law Clerk


"I am expressing my deepest gratitude for the exceptional legal representation you provided to my brother during a recent legal matter. Your expertise, dedication, and professionalism have significantly impacted his life, and I am genuinely thankful for your outstanding work. Your strategic thinking, attention to detail, and ability to navigate complex legal issues were impressive. Not only did you possess a comprehensive understanding of the law, but you also demonstrated superb skill in applying it to the case. Please extend my appreciation to your entire team at Hunt & Coombs LLP for their assistance and collaboration."

"Andy Cave is an outstanding solicitor – he knows his business inside out and exudes confidence when speaking to clients, putting them at ease that they know they have someone looking after them who knows what they are doing."

"The team is led by Andy Cave who goes out of his way for his clients, the whole team has a very good manner and nothing is too much for them."

"Great company. Very knowledgeable and great results."

"An excellent regional firm that are very well run and client committed."

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Associate - Team Leader Crime

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90th Anniversary
Legal 500 Leading Firm Hunt & Coombs received Investors in the Environment Green accreditation again

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