The Criminal Team, led by Tom Storey, pride themselves on their reputation for being friendly and client-focused. They follow a protocol which ensures they provide the highest level of client care that regularly exceeds the norm; this level of care runs from the moment of initial booking on a case right through to its conclusion. 

Our team are all hard-working, approachable and progressive, and every member has a balanced practice that includes both defence and prosecution work. Several members are consistently recognised in legal directories (including the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide) for their expertise as leaders in the field of criminal law on the North Eastern Circuit. 


The Criminal Team is made up of individuals with extensive experience in all types of criminal and quasi-criminal offences including, but not limited to: 

  • Complex fraud and financial offending 
  • Courts Martial cases involving members of the armed forces 
  • Cases involving immigration and people trafficking offences 
  • Multi-handed drugs offences 
  • Murder and manslaughter 
  • Other offences involving fatalities, including motoring offences and accidents at work 
  • Regulatory offences, involving breaches of Health and Safety or Trading Standards legislation 
  • Professional misconduct hearings 
  • Rape and other serious sexual offences 
  • Serious violence and public disorder 
  • Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings, including those where third party interests arise 
  • Trademark infringement and breaches of Intellectual Property legislation 

The Team provides a complete range of advocacy and advisory services from precharge advice through to appeal hearings and other post-sentence matters. We accept instructions from across the whole of the North Eastern Circuit and beyond, most commonly appearing in the Crown Courts of Leeds, York and Bradford. 

Members of the Team also sit as Recorders in the Crown Court and on Disciplinary Panels for various sporting bodies. 

Training and Publications

Our commitment to working closely with clients extends to providing comprehensive and training seminars on a wide range of topics. Please do get in touch to arrange a bespoke training package to suit your individual requirements.

Service Levels

Our response times and level of service are unbeaten; our dedicated Criminal Clerking Team are always on hand to offer advice on the very best level of representation for your needs, and to help secure your choice of counsel. 

Contact Us 


Gary Douglas (Senior Clerk (Temp))   0113 245 5438

Vicky Ross (Junior Clerk)   0113 245 5438

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Out of Hours: 07927 462610

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‘A very smooth and capable advocate.’

Legal 500 (2017)

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Legal 500 (2017)