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Holborn Adams Team

Holborn Adams boasts extensive experience in criminal law, fraud and other legal crises, securing landmark results for clients and building a reputation for excellence amongst the legal community and beyond.

As a firm, we are sympathetic to your situation and understand that criminal investigations can be prolonged and extremely complex. With Holborn Adams acting on your behalf, we can assure you that you will be guaranteed to be advised on your case by specialist serious crime solicitors and counsel from start to finish.

Holborn Adams is a privately-funded Criminal Law firm. As a result, we are able to offer direct access to a specific lawyer at any time of the day or night and immediate consultation with some of the country’s leading Criminal Barristers, including Queen’s Counsel (QC). We are here to act whenever and wherever you need our help.

For financial reasons, many criminal and regulatory law firms, particularly on ‘legal aid’, instruct in-house ‘Higher Court Advocates’ rather than specialist independent counsel. We maintain a traditional professional relationship by instructing counsel to act alongside us in your case, offering another viewpoint and the benefit of specialist training and expertise unique to the Bar. We only ever instruct counsel of the highest quality from leading chambers nationwide and with a proven track record of success in even the most difficult and high-profile cases. READ MORE

From the outset, Holborn Adams offers extremely rare access to counsel and Queen’s Counsel, not only for court proceedings but throughout the pre-charge investigation phase. Such access is not available in legal aid matters but is of enormous benefit to privately-funded clients. They are experts on advocacy and court proceedings and can provide unique insight into the effect of pre-charge defence actions on any future prosecution and on legal flaws in the prosecution.

It is imperative to us that your case is prepared precisely and that you understand each piece of evidence or allegation against you. Our team will piece together a succinct and crystal-clear analysis of your case and present it to you in a format without legal jargon. We like to call it ‘separating the meat from the bones’ in order that you fully understand your matter.

When representing each client, we pride ourselves on tailoring our service to fit around your everyday life and try to ensure you continue your life and work as normally as possible. Although there will be times when we need your full attention and assistance, it is part of the Holborn Adams service that we take as much of the strain as possible away from you.

Why Choose Us

At Holborn Adams solicitors you will benefit from:

  • A phenomenal success rate of pre-charge defence in avoiding criminal charge.
  • Legal advice available from 8am - 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. On phone support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Direct access from the outset to some of the country’s leading specialist counsel and Queen’s Counsel.
  • A clear breakdown of our firm’s fee structure and what you will have to pay, when and what for. We are happy to explain fees to you at any stage of your case and once that has been approved we know you are focused on your case rather than worrying about costs.
  • A forensic analysis of the evidence against you, including a clear explanation of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. In most cases this will mean thorough advice from specialist Criminal Counsel, in writing and / or in conference – a road map for you through the case.
  • Firm and timely advice on plea, credit and sentencing guidelines.
  • A choice of our hand-picked panel of counsel, all of whom we have worked with for many years and all of whom are leaders in their field for cases like yours.

Latest Testimonials

Andrew Ford & Ria Ashcroft worked extensively over a long period of time on our son’s case. At all times Andrew & Ria remained very professional & made themselves available for meetings in person, via zoom & phone calls. We were particularly impressed with their attention to detail, & they always met timescales & followed through on tasks for the case.

We were kept informed at all stages, which at times included contact over a weekend. From the beginning of our contact with Andrew & Ria, we felt we could trust them with the case & believe they truly care about the people they represent. Andrew & Ria showed they cared about our son & our family & remained non-judgemental at all times. Their care while representing our son showed in everything they did. Anyone considering a lawyer for advice or to represent them , we can’t recommend Andrew & Ria & this firm enough.


“I cannot express how helpful and effective the team at Holborn Adams were with their legal advice. As soon as I signed as a client I felt confident I would receive the best possible legal care and they didn’t let me down. Their knowledge, experience and diligence is far greater than any other legal firm I have used previously. Akram was particularly attentive, he kept me updated, answered any questions I had promptly and I genuinely feel as though he and the team cared. I am glad I chose this company and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them”


I am extremely fortunate I came across Holborn Adams and wholeheartedly appreciate the support and efficiency during critical times. I would like to thank Akram and Faaria for having proficiently represented me and wish them and the rest of the team all the best for the future.


I greatly appreciate all the support and advice that have been provided to me by Holborn Adams.

Akram and Faaria have always been on hand and accessible to give professional and sympathetic advice. They always respond promptly to my emails and texts and nothing is too much of hassle for them. I always enjoy conversations that I have with them and find them reassuring in the time of stress that I am going through.

Adam and Chris are very professional and confident. I am glad I have them on my side under the stressful circumstances that I found myself in.

I would recommend Holborn Adams to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you again


Thank you Akram, your advice really helped. I’m very confident now that we can walk away from this without me being placed into custody. I appreciate the advice and guidance you have shown me. Thank you sir.


During this most difficult time, I found that having Holborn & Adams on my team was a great support. Their professional advice helped me greatly throughout.


Dear Akram, thank you for the chat today. It’s really helped. You have such a reassuring nature, whilst also being realistic. It’s helped settle my mind massively, so thank you.


We’ve just recently started working with your team and I must say I wish we had come across them earlier and hopefully the wait wouldn’t be so long. I’m happy with Andrew and Faaria. They always keep us up to date on everything and work fast.

I believe the case is now in good hands. We are extremely grateful. So once again Thank you to your team.


Thank you so much for all your help, this news is welcome beyond belief.

I would like to thank yourself especially, but also backed up by Alicia for the timely, sensitive, proactive and highly skilled advice and guidance given. You left no stone unturned which I believe was crucial to the successful outcome of the case. The stress our family has been under has been immense but you have acted with such humanity and compassion it’s made a very difficult time more bearable, and I really thank you for that.

I spent a lot of time researching and talking to other solicitors before committing to yourself. This decision to choose yourself was based on my feeling that you understood the wider picture and nuances of the case and would give 100% which you did.

Thank you once more, you have helped change our lives immeasurably for the better.


Just wanted to let you know that I finally received the letter from DBS and I’m not going to be barred! I’m so relieved. Please note I realise this was all down to your hard work of which I will be forever grateful. Please accept my wholeheartedly appreciated efforts on your part. I wish you all the best for the future.


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