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Criminal & Military Law Specialists

Levales Solicitors

About us

Levales Solicitors LLP (Levales) was founded as a specialist criminal defence and military law firm in 2010 by Drew Pettifer. Alphonsus Doran became a partner in 2013.

Since its inception Levales has grown considerably and is equipped to take on both very serious and high profile work. Levales has been instructed in cases involving homicide and terrorism, recent and non-recent sexual offences, serious violence and fraud and money laundering. Please click here for examples of our testimonials.

Why use Levales

We are Criminal and Military Law specialists. We are client focused meaning that you will always come first and that your legal representation will be of the highest quality from start to finish. We will never make decisions in our interests at the expense of yours and we are proud to work in collaboration with the independent Bar.

We can provide 24-hour legal advice at the police station anywhere in England and Wales. We are of the firm view that many cases are won and lost by what has been said and done at the police station. Indeed, it is possible to lay the foundations of an acquittal if the right steps are taken at the police station. Conversely, not taking the appropriate advice at this stage can be fatal to your case later on.
We are able to represent you from investigation through to proceedings at court and the appellate stage if necessary. We do not have designated police station or court lawyers instead we expect our staff to be able to advise and act for you throughout all stages of your case. This has the benefit for us of having more well-rounded lawyers and for you of being able to keep the same lawyer throughout your case. 
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When you are represented by Levales, you can be safe in the knowledge that your case is being handled by someone who is robust, capable and effective.

Levales have a very experienced team of solicitors who will fiercely defend your rights and help you secure the best outcome.

Meet our team

At Levales we have created a protective, collaborative and supporting environment that is built on trust, integrity, honesty and respect.

Our strength comes from our unity, which has enabled us to overcome challenges, take on cases and achieve outcomes that we do not believe we would have been able to otherwise. Many of our staff have been at the firm for a number of years which is a testament to the environment we have created and the principled and moral approach that underpins everything we do.

Geographical areas we cover

While the majority of our work is across the London, the South and South East we undertake work all over England and Wales upon request. If you are a member of HM Armed Forces we are also able to travel abroad to represent you. We represent clients whether legally aided or privately funded.

Levales has extensive contacts across the UK with strong working relationships with some of the most accomplished barristers and experts within their field.

Levales has extensive contacts across the UK with strong working relationships with some of the most accomplished barristers and experts within their field.
We regularly undertake work in Police Stations and Courts across the whole of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and London. This includes attending police stations custody centres in towns including:

    Brighton and Hove
    London (All Courts and Police Stations)

The above list is indicative of where we are regularly instructed to appear, however we undertake work throughout England and Wales. We are available to travel so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Criminal & Military Law Specialists, 24 Hour Legal Advice

Levales provides an end-to-end service from 24-hour legal advice in the police station through to Magistrates’ or Crown Court representation and on to any appeal process.

What people say about us

It was easy to contact you and you supported me and my family through all my cases.

JC of London

Everything was made very clear for me to understand.

AD of Hampshire

As a long standing criminal practitioner I would recommend Levales without any hesitation as the go to team of solicitors. 

Lee Karu QC

They won my case!

AB of Surrey

Our FAQs

Some of the more frequently asked questions by clients about legal proceedings. The answers do not constitute legal advice and you should contact us to discuss the specific facts of your case with us before making any legal decisions.

Police Station, Arrest & Detention FAQs