Ellie AkhgarSolcitor

I am the Head of Crime at this practice.  I am a senior solicitor and an experienced Higher Court Advocate specialising in defending allegations of serious sexual offences, murder, large scale drug conspiracies and complex fraud. I pride myself on working at all stages of criminal practice from the police station to the Court of Appeal and I am instructed on both private and legal aid cases.

Over the recent years, I have gained significant experience in defending allegations of serious sexual crimes. I have represented clients all over the country for offences ranging from possession of indecent images to historic sexual abuse cases involving both adult and children complainants. I am known for advancing interesting defences for sex cases such as sexomnia (sleep sex) and confabulation (the creation of false memories). I aim to explore every avenue necessary to get the best results for my clients and I am keen to instruct the most advanced technological and medical experts to assist in reaching not guilty verdicts.

I am a keen advocate and I have represented clients in the Crown Courts since 2013.  I have advocated as junior counsel on murder cases at the Central Criminal Court and Birmingham Crown Court and I have defended as advocate on the second of the Rotherham child exploitation trials. I always undertake Crown Court work on a legal aid basis but I continue to grow a flourishing private client base for those that require more one to one commitment from their lawyer. I have a reputation for my focus on client care. This is something that all of my clients are keen to comment on at the conclusion of their cases.

Location
Location

Ashton

Teams

Crime
Motoring Offences
Serious And High Value
Crime
Contact email address

eakhgar@garrattslaw.co.uk

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