If you are in the unfortunate position of facing or having been arrested for any criminal offence it will be a daunting and stressful time. In such circumstances clear practical advice and assistance is essential. Petherbridge Bassra has one of the largest Criminal Defence Departments in the region and can provide you with all the help and support you need.


With a proven track record locally and nationally, the Criminal Law Team will provide you with a first line of defence.


Access to Justice is a fundamental human right. At Petherbridge Bassra we believe you have the right to a fair trial and just outcome. We have dealt with every type of case from minor road traffic offences to the most serious cases of murder and terrorism. No case is beyond our experience or expertise signified by the "Specialist Quality Mark" awarded to the firm by the Legal Services Commission.

Whatever type of crime you have committed, or have been accused of, Petherbridge Bassra's team of expert criminal lawyers will give you the help and advice you need to negotiate the justice system.

Criminal Law

Representation at a police station following arrest at any time of the day or night, through to a court appearance and beyond Petherbridge Bassra will make sure you have the right to justice and a fair hearing.


Remember that you may be entitled to legal aid and an initial discussion with one of our criminal law team is free of charge.


  • Arson

  • ASBO

  • Assault

  • Blackmail

  • Burglary

  • Criminal Damage

  • Deception

  • Drug Possession

  • Drug Supply

  • Firearms

  • Fraud

  • Handling

  • Human Rights

  • Kidnapping

  • Licence Recall

  • Manslaughter

  • Murder

  • Offensive Weapon

  • Perjury

  • Pervert Course of Justice

  • Public Order Offences

  • Robbery

  • Sexual Offences

  • Youth Court

  • Magistrates Court

  • Crown Court

  • Appeal Court

Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer

The Criminal Law Team comprise over 20 Higher Court Advocates, Solicitors, Paralegals and support staff and provide a friendly, reliable and highly professional service based on years of training and experience. The aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for you whether by guiding you through the early steps of a criminal investigation, conducting a trial or presenting the best possible arguments on your behalf during a guilty plea at the time of sentence.

Petherbridge Bassra gives you free advice, attendance and representation at all Police Stations.
This comprehensive service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on any day of the year in any part of the country to all our clients in Police custody.

Range Of Service

Simply ask for Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors when at the Police Station or pre-arrange our attendance by calling the office beforehand. One of our representatives will speak with you and attend at the Police Station to provide you with on the spot confidential advice and all the necessary assistance you will require.


We offer a free first interview when you will be seen by a member of the Criminal Law Team who will evaluate your case and advise you of all the options.


Should you need representation in Youth, Magistrates, Crown or Appeal Courts one of our criminal law team will advise you on the conduct of your case through the Court system. Our specialist trained lawyers understand the Criminal Justice System and are in the best position to advise you on all aspects of your case and the court processes.


Petherbridge Bassra's extensive team of specialist criminal lawyers offers you access to experts of all description. Whatever the need an expert can be found, meaning that you are appointed a solicitor who has a specific focus and in-depth knowledge of that area of the law. It is this knowledge that can make a difference to the outcome of a case.


In cases of Serious Fraud, we offer a specialist Fraud Department. We are one of the few firms in the country to have acquired such a level of expertise and experience and this team is viewed as being an elite group in the complex field of Serious Fraud.


Petherbridge Bassra also has a dedicated Prison Law Department for clients who have been sentenced to make sure they still have access to justice.

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Vintry House,

18-24 Piccadilly,




Tel: 01274 724114

Fax: 01274 724161



34 Westgate,


West Yorkshire,

BD18 3QX


Tel: 01274 580999

Fax: 01274 595715

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Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited is a Company registered in England and Wales under Company Number 9049249. The registered office is Vintry House, 18-24 Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3LS. A list of Directors is open to inspection at the registered office. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) as a licensed body law practice under number 613817. ‘Petherbridge Bassra’, ‘Opus Law’, ‘Brimble & Co’, ‘Bird & Daniels’ and ‘SH Dad & Co’ are trading names of Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors Limited.