Grahame Stowe Bateson has one of the largest and most experienced team of .


If you need to contact us in an emergency anytime night or day call:

  • Weekdays - Freephone numbers
    • Leeds - 0800 093 0090
    • Middleton - 0800 980 9239
    • Bramley - 0800 316 9896
    • Meanwood - 0800 197 8066

  • Weekends and Out of Office Hours
    • 07850 581691

Chambers & Partners, the highly respected guide to the UK legal profession praises Grahame Stowe, Bateson saying, "Grahame Stowe, Bateson has built a highly respected reputation for serious crime matters; the group typically handles about five murder cases at any one time. Lead partner Grahame Stowe has been cultivating a white-collar crime practice, recently acting on a prosecution for the HSE."

The Legal 500, an independent guide to the countries leading solicitors, again recognises Grahame Stowe Bateson as a leading Leeds criminal practice.  

The Senior Partner is now heading the white-collar crime department. This follows the introduction of The Enterprise Act. Specialist advice is given to Company Directors and to Companies. Attending at London's Serious Fraud Office for personal service from the outset of any enquiry is part of the service offered.

The firm is currently involved in what is reputed to be The Serious Fraud Officer's biggest enquiry involving alleged fraud by Pharmaceutical Companies.

The team is led by Grahame Stowe, a highly regarded advocate with almost 30 years experience defending in all kinds of cases. He is also a Solicitor Advocate for the Criminal Courts with parallel advocacy rights to those of a barrister. He has recently been quoted in this years 'Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession' with " ....Grahame Stowe, exudes the calmness that comes with 30 years experience".

The team acts on cases ranging from simple traffic offences to the most serious charges including robbery, assault, fraud, theft and murder.

Whatever time of night or day, members of our team are on stand-by to respond to urgent calls for assistance and will attend police stations and be present during questioning.

If you are facing a questioning for a criminal offence, your first action should be to call Grahame Stowe Bateson. We can advise you of your legal rights and be in the best position to help decide how to handle the case, preparing the most effective defence should it go to court.

and surrounding areas is available to anyone facing interview at a police station so there is no reason not to have legal representation should you find yourself in this position.

We know that not all problems happen within the normal working day. People can be arrested at any time of the night or day and may require immediate assistance. We have and surrounding areas available to attend at police stations around the clock. When genuine emergencies occur involving other aspects of the law, contact can always be made via a mobile or pager.

With and surrounding areas available, there is no reason why any individual should be interviewed at a police station without legal representation. What you say and what you do in that interview can have significant impact on any subsequent criminal proceedings in court.

If you find yourself facing criminal charge or investigation, call us now

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