Services & Expertise

Criminal Defence Team

Our 24-hour criminal defence team is listed below with their direct dial numbers.

Duncan Nightingale

Call: 07971502072 Qualified as a Solicitor 1991. Duncan Nightingale obtained a higher rights of audience to appears in higher criminal Courts in 2003. Joined the panel of criminal case peer reviewers. A panel of criminal lawyers engaged to review and audit the files of other firms of solicitors. On the panel of police station and Court duty solicitors since 1991. Duncan has extensive experience in dealing with all manner of cases ranging from the simplest cases of shoplifting all the way up to offences of murder, manslaughter and complex fraud and drugs importation cases. Duncan appears regularly in the Crown Court representing clients indicted with serious offences and also prepares and presents cases for clients facing confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Duncan remains an active member of the firm’s “on call” rota for representation of clients at the police station at any time day or night.


Maureen Fawcett

Call: 07971502077 Maureen Fawcett is a Duty Solicitor based at our Barrow office and qualified on 1st August 2006. Maureen is a Director with the firm and supervises our Barrow office. Maureen has substantial experience in a wide range of criminal matters. Maureen represents clients who live in the Furness region and throughout the County of Cumbria.


Hannah Youren

Hannah Youren is a duty solicitor based at our Lancaster office.Hannah has practiced from lancaster magistrates court and police station for many years and has developed a fine reputation as a tenacious criminal defence solicitor. Hannah practice includes preparing serious crown court trial cases.


24-hour Police station team

Clarkson Hirst operates a truly 24 hour police station advice service so if you or one of your relatives is at the police station and requires advice please telephone 07880 948950 for our Lancaster and Kendal offices and 07973 622702 for our Barrow office. You will be diverted to the on call solicitor who will be able to assist you.

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