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Police Station Representation

Any person arrested and held in custody at a police station has the right to consult a police station solicitor FREE OF CHARGE.

If you, or someone you know, are held in custody and want our FREE 24hr, 7 days a week HELP, please follow these steps:

  • Inform the custody sergeant that you want Martyn Prowel Solicitors’ help
  • He/she will then contact the defence solicitor call centre
  • They will either provide telephone advice (for minor charges), or
  • Call us during the day Monday to Friday from 09h00 – 17h30 on 0845 388 8063, or
  • Call our emergency number 07887 521457 (out of hours) to make arrangements for us to attend at the police station.

We have six qualified police station solicitors on the rota assisted by ourtwo accredited police station representatives, who have many years of experience of attending police stations on a daily basis.

Our role is to advise and assist you whist you are held at the police station, to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your legal rights are protected. We will advise you about:

  • The lawfulness and reason for your arrest
  • The evidence that the police have obtained
  • The relevant law
  • Your instructions and your responses to likely questions that you will be asked by the police during the course of the tape-recorded interview
  • Police station procedures, and
  • The possible outcome

MON-FRI 9am to 5.30pm
029 2047 5100

Martyn Prowel EMERGENCY OUT OF HOURS TELEPHONE NUMBER
07887 521457

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Martyn Prowel
Martyn Prowel
E-mail: mprowel@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
Martyn is a consultant and has over 40 years’ experience dealing with serious and complex criminal cases
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Geraint Richards
Geraint Richards
E-mail: grichards@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
Geraint qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has extensive experience as a crime specialist.
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James Lynch
James Lynch
E-mail: jlynch@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5126
James has nearly 20 years post-qualification experience and during that time has represented clients charged with murder, attempted murder, fraud, armed robbery, drug offences, blackmail and serious sexual offences which were before the Crown Court at Cardiff, Newport and Swansea.
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Aled Watkins
Aled Watkins
E-mail: awatkins@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
Aled Watkins qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Initially, he worked in general practice representing clients as an advocate in contested family proceedings, both in the County and Magistrates Court and also in care proceedings and adoption hearings.
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James Harris
James Harris
E-mail: jharris@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
James qualified as a solicitor in 2005. As a trainee solicitor James was in general practice, dealing with both criminal law and social welfare issues including welfare benefits advice, antisocial behaviour cases and benefit fraud.
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Kate Lingley
E-mail: klingley@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
Kate represents clients accused of all criminal offences in the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Appeal Courts.
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Michelle Spencer
Michelle Spencer
E-mail: mspencer@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5121
Michelle is a member of the Institute of Legal Executives with some 8 years experience of criminal defence work.
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Peter Stone
Peter Stone
E-mail: pstone@martynprowel.co.uk
Direct Line Telephone No. : 029 2047 5100
Peter has been a member of Martyn Prowel Solicitors Crime and Motoring Department since 2002 and in that time has provided legal advice and assistance to clients attending at Police Stations for interview.
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Why our clients like dealing with us

"I was prepared to give up but you were not. Thank you"
Mrs C of Llandaff
"Everything was dealt with instantly. This was a good friendly service, I'd certainly recommend you to someone in need."
Mr and Mrs L of Penarth
"The advice I received was clear, concise, and delivered without delay. You helped me out of a difficult situation, thank you."
Mr R of Aberdare
"You kept me informed on how my case was going and I would definitely recommend you to anyone. Please keep up the good work."
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