Our Services

Azam & Co Solicitors provide a comprehensive array of legal services, whether you have been arrested, need to appear in court or require legal representation or advice.

We are proud to offer a high quality service. We understand that criminal proceedings can profoundly change the lives of an individual and those around them. As a firm, we are sympathetic to your situation and we are here to offer help and support, whatever your alleged offence.

We advise and represent those facing criminal charges including:

  • Robbery
  • Fraud
  • Drug Offences
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Offences
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Money Laundering
  • Financial Crime
  • Confiscation and Asset Recovery
  • Terrorism Offences
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Extradition
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • People Trafficking
  • Public Order Offences
  • Criminal Damage and Vandalism
  • Other Serious Criminal Allegations
  • Motoring Offences

 

If your case becomes contentious, we are able to arrange for full representation privately or under the Legal Aid Scheme (subject to eligibility).

We can advise and represent you at the police station if required, regularly update you on your case and answer any questions you may have. We will always try our best to make ourselves available in person or on the telephone.

Azam & Co. can also advise and represent you in other legal matters such as

  • Divorce
  • Housing

Fees for Motoring offences

Drink driving offence, guilty plea – fixed fee of between £850 plus VAT and £1250 plus VAT depending on court location.

Fee includes:

  • 2 hours attendance/preparation:
    • considering evidence
    • taking your instructions
    • providing advice on likely sentence
  • Attendance and representation at a single hearing at the Magistrates Court

The fee does not include:

  • instruction of any expert witnesses
  • taking statements from any witnesses
  • advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The key stages of your matter, based on the presumption that you have entered a guilty plea and have a date for your hearing,  include:

  • Meeting with your solicitor to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost dependant on the complexity of the case)
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day (or instruct a barrister to represent you) and meet with you before going to the court. We anticipate being at court for half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
  • Either Shafiul Azam (Principal of Azam & Co Solicitors – admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2001) or Bruce Kuku (supervisor of the criminal department – admitted to the Role of Solicitors in 2004) will have the conduct of the case. We may instruct a barrister to represent you at the court hearing (barrister’s fees will be included in the fixed fee)

For more information about our services, please call 0207 709 0707 to speak to an adviser. Solicitor Shafiul Azam speaks Bengali and specialises in Criminal Defence. He hosts Criminal Justice, a legal programme on NTV, Sky Channel 757, which aims to increase community members’ awareness of the criminal justice system.