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Meet our team of solicitors

“I think Chris Hunt is one of the best solicitors I've ever seen!”

24 hour crime helpline 07623 984 893

24 hour
crime helpline
07623 984 893

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Dedicated specialists here for you

We’re here to help as best we can. Our team of criminal and family lawyers are based in Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port. You will receive affordable and expert legal advice. We aren’t ridiculously expensive and legal aid is available. We’ll advise you on the best course of action to take, no matter what your situation is within family and criminal law. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Ellesmere Port family and criminal lawyers

Chris Hunt

Chris HuntDirector
Crime Department

Chris is one of the founding partners of the firm and has grown the Crime Department from a starting point of a couple of files up to the present day where, nearly 20 years later, the firm is deservedly one of the biggest and most successful in the region. Chris is renowned for his down to earth approach: there are no airs and graces. He is determined, dedicated and resourceful.

He hasn't got a magic wand to make your problems disappear, but he regularly achieves exceptional results for clients rich and poor, old and young at the police stations, in the Magistrates Courts and the Crown Courts, from the least serious cases right up to those carrying life sentences. You would rather have him working for you than against you.

Adrian Evans

Adrian Evans
Solicitor
Crime Department

Adrian has been with the firm for six years and as a qualified Higher Rights Advocate (Criminal) he has full rights of audience before both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts where he appears regularly. In addition to this Adrian is also recognised as a member of the Duty Solicitor scheme and is therefore able to provide seamless advice to clients from their arrest at the police station, all the way through the criminal justice system to a Crown Court trial.

As a committed criminal defence lawyer, Adrian is able to represent the interests of clients charged with all types of offences from very minor to the most serious allegations and has a reputation for being tenacious when representing clients at Trial and has achieved excellent outcomes for our clients even when the Prosecution evidence appeared, on the face of it, to be strong. A recently acquitted professional client of ours wrote, ‘I found the firm to be professional and clear in the advice provided. This was a huge benefit during a very trying time….keep fighting the good fight. Thanks again Adrian.’

Adrian is also our firm’s qualified Prison Law Supervisor and can assist in all matters concerning prisoners’ rights - Disciplinary cases, Sentence cases (including sentence planning) and, Parole Board Appeals.

Mark Evans

Mark Evans
Solicitor
Crime Department

After training in London, Mark returned to the North West over 10 years ago and has worked tirelessly for our clients ever since. He specialises in handling the most serious cases of murder and is an expert police station advisor, regularly obtaining excellent results in the most difficult circumstances. Always sympathetic, Mark cuts through the legal jargon and helps keep the innocent out of the clutches of the criminal justice system and the less innocent out of jail.

Richard Simm

Richard Simm
Solicitor
Crime Department

Richard Simm is almost universally regarded by those “in the know” as one of the best advocates in the region; always sensible, measured, and with an exceptional attention to detail and excellent client care skills. A specialist in difficult cases requiring careful preparation; he leaves nothing to chance, however serious, or otherwise, your case may be.

Charlotte Chisman
Legal Executive
Family Department

Charlotte is a Legal Executive Associate and has over 10 years’ experience helping clients in our Family Department. She is always willing to help with your problems.

Charlotte gives advice and assistance and represents people at court , in all areas of Family Law, including Care Proceedings, Child Protection, Social Services involvement, Private Law Children Act proceedings, Injunctions, Domestic Violence, as well as Divorce and Ancillary Relief.

Sian Holmes – Paralegal Family Department

Sian HolmesParalegal Family Department

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Birkenhead family lawyers

Sue Delaney

Sue Delaney
Director
Family Department

One of the founding Partners of BDH Solicitors, Sue has been qualified as a solicitor for over 20 years. She specialises in child care and adoption cases. She is a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Law and Children Panels and is also a qualified Mediator. Based in our Birkenhead office, she heads-up our Family Team and represents parents, young people and children of all ages. Sue cares passionately about Legal Aid and Parents And Children's Rights and brings this enthusiasm to all her work. She has unparalleled drive and experience and a fierce determination to achieve the right outcome for all her clients.

Nicki Turtle

Nicki Turtle
Paralegal
Family Department

Nicki has worked for us for nearly 20 years as a Family Law Paralegal and has enormous experience of all aspects of Family Law. She is a specialist in Child Abduction Proceedings, being involved in the reported complex case Re: C (Abduction: Settlement) (2004) EWHC 1245 (Fam) [2005] 1FLR 122, RE: C (Abduction: Interim Directions: Accommodation by Local Authority) (3003) 3065 (Fam) (2004) 1FLR 653. With a wide and varied case load, Nicki sees clients in our office and attends meetings with Social Services. She represents people at Court for all aspects of Family Law, including Domestic Violence Injunctions, Children Matters, Divorce and Care Proceedings.

Marcella Keenan

Marcella Keenan
Legal Executive
Family Department

One of our most experienced lawyers, Marcella Keenan is based in our Birkenhead office.  Marcella has worked with us for 20 years and has vast experience in all types of family cases, from sorting out contact and simple divorces to emergency injunctions and complicated care cases.

She has her own young family and is down to earth, approachable and sympathetic. Her clients have described her as “very friendly and understanding” and “providing a first class service.”

Marcella is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, she is on the Advanced Family Law Panel and deals with all areas of Family Law, including Care Proceedings, Child Protection, Private Law Children Act proceedings, Injunctions, Domestic Violence, as well as Divorce and Ancillary Relief.

Matthew Rogan - Solicitor Family Department

Matthew Rogan
Solicitor Family Department

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Katherine Hopkinson – Paralegal Family Department

Katherine Hopkinson
Paralegal Family Department

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