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welcome to Bhandal Law

specialists in criminal law

Why would I need a specialist criminal lawyer?

•    If the police want to speak to you on a voluntary basis
•    If you have or are to be arrested for a criminal offence.
•    If you have already been charged with a criminal offence

Instructing a competent solicitor early on will pay dividends. This is especially necessary before you give statements to the Police. Otherwise, any comment you make may be used against you during the court proceedings, regardless of whether you were simply telling the truth or you accidentally made a wrong statement due to pressure or confusion.

At Bhandal law we will guide you through the entire process from the police station to the courts. We will ensure that you understand the legal issues surrounding the charge and advise you on all your options to achieve the best possible results at both the police station and court.  

Our specialists have dealt with clients facing a spectrum of allegations. These have ranged from the very petty misdemeanours such as a minor traffic violation to allegations of Terrorism and every form of sexual, violent and offences of dishonesty in between.

Why Bhandal Law?

We do not work on a sausage machine mentality. All our solicitors are trained to put our clients first. We will go the extra mile to deliver a personal and tailor made service for all our clients. Our solicitors are acknowledged by the legal community as highly experienced, client driven and very competent.


Gazala AbBasi

 Miss Abassi is one of the leading experts in the East midlands, dealing with Terrorism related offences. She has also dealt with some of the most complex murder, baby shaking and gang related offences. A very able and results orientated advocate.

Vikram Lalli

Mr Lalli has a very large and loyal client base throughout the UK, which is testament to his experience and court presence. He is a good tactician and will guide his clients through all the possible pitfalls. He has undertaken a number of high profile murder, rape, and dishonesty offences. 


Dr Bhandal is a higher rights advocate with a strong following. He has undertaken the whole spectrum of offences, ranging from the most minor to cases in the House of lords. A safe pair of hands especially for the most complex of cases.


Mr Griffiths is an experienced advocate, based at our Nottingham office. He has an excellent track record for contested trials. He has a particular passion for Civil Liberties. During the mid-and late 1980s he was a regional secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties [now known as Liberty] as well as being active in a number of professional groups such as the Legal Action Group and the Nottingham Socialist Lawyers. He has also been an active member of the Legal Aid Agency’s Funding & Costs Review Panel.

Sarah Rust

Ms Rust is a very experienced criminal solicitor based at our Birmingham office. Sarah has spent some time working at the Public Defender Service (PDS) in Birmingham. She has also worked for a number of other specialist firms prior to joining our team to continue her career as a criminal advocate. Sarah has a wealth of experience and the ability to put her clients at ease in even the most challenging circumstances.

Farzana Sadiq

Has recently joined our specialist criminal defence team as a consultant duty solicitor in Birmingham. She brings with her an extensive knowledge base and language skills. She has considerable experience in both Youth and Magistrates court. Ms Sadiq is a solid team player and will put any client at ease.

Khomar Masaud

Mr Masaud has recently joined us as a consultant Criminal Defence Duty Solicitor. He has experience in defending various types of matters, including but not limited to serious violent crime, rape, serious assault, perverting the course of justice, robbery and burglary.

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