Criminal Law

DB Law prides itself in having an efficient and effective criminal defence department. Benefitting from not being too big, our compact team of solicitors are able to share knowledge on each case and assist one another seamlessly.  Our solicitors are experienced, duty qualified and two thirds have also obtained their higher rights to appear in the Crown Court on serious cases. We undertake both legally-aided and privately-funded work and can assist with anything from minor road traffic offences (which are, unfortunately, not eligible for legal aid) to murder (which is).   Knowing that times are difficult, we will always advise on legal aid for appropriate offences as a first option. However, because legal aid is means-tested, if the circumstances are not eligible or an application has failed, private-paying options can still be discussed.

Criminal Department


Paul Gallagher – Solicitor Advocate

Claire Moyle – Solicitor

Glennie McKinley – Lawyer