Our aim is to provide friendly, high quality legal advice and assistance to all those who need, when they need it, in an accessible format and at a price you can afford. Our team has expertise in all aspects of:
• Animal Welfare and Dangerous Dogs Law;
• Criminal Law
• Motoring Offences Law
We will never forget that we are dealing with your case and that you are the most important part of your defence team and that you have the right to be fully informed of all the options available to you at every stage of your case.
Everyone accused of a criminal offence is entitled to a defence and we are committed to ensuring that you are offered an affordable comprehensive funding solutions. In order to do that we will ensure that:
• You are fully informed about all the funding options available to you during the course of your case;
• You are offered legal aid where it is available.
• If you are not eligible for legal aid or choose to fund your case yourself you know the likely total costs of your case at the outset and that we have agreed with you what work will be done and the costs of that work at each stage of your case.
• Where your case involves the commissioning of experts reports we will pass on their fees at cost to you.
• Where possible we offer payment plans to suit your needs.
Parry Welch Lacey has been awarded the Law Society’s LEXCEL practice management standard which means that you can deal with us with confidence that we have the systems and procedures in place
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James Parry is a solicitor advocate and one of the founding partners of Parry Welch Lacey. James specialises in all aspects of criminal and motoring law as well as animal welfare and dangerous dog legislation. James led the challenge against Merseyside Police’s decision to to seize and summarily destroy 27 dogs in Merseyside which resulted in the High Court declaring that the dogs had been unlawfully destroyed. Subsequently he successfully secured the acquittal of 14 defendants who were charged with unlawfully possessing prohibited dogs as part of that operation.
In 2013 James led solicitors to pass a vote of no confidence in then the Chief Executive and President of the Law Society of England and Wales on the grounds that they had proposed a scheme to the Ministry of Justice that would have seen two thirds of legal aid practices driven out of business. The Ministry of Justice has now abandoned that scheme.
James began his legal career in 1984 as a legal advisor in the magistrates’ courts in the North East of England and later Liverpool. James moved into private practice in 1996 and worked in several high profile firms before founding Parry Welch Lacey in 2009 with Kate Welch. In addition to his role with Parry Welch Lacey, James sits on the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee and Datalaw’s panel that accredits duty solicitors and police station representatives.
Kate is a solicitor and a founding partner in Parry Welch Lacey. Kate specialises in all aspects of criminal defence work and family law.
Kate’s criminal practice includes work as a duty solicitor and as a specialist trial advocate. Kate has particular expertise in defending benefit fraud investigation and prosecutions. Kate’s notable cases include defending a general practitioner accused of assaulting his partner down a toilet and a streaker who made an impromptu appearance during a Liverpool football match. Kate also regularly appears in dangerous dog cases and has successfully defended numerous applications for destruction of dogs, and in addition to winning those cases, she has successfully opposed police costs and kennelling fees.
Kate’s family practice includes divorce cases, financial settlements and emergency injunction cases. Kate is also accredited to swear affidavits on behalf of those seeking to be married overseas.
Kate qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and worked within a number of high profile solicitors’ practices in the North West of England before founding Parry Welch Lacey LLP.
Nick is a solicitor with Parry Welch Lacey LLP who practices is all aspects of criminal and animal welfare law. Nick has particular expertise in defending drink and drug driving cases and other motoring offences. Nick also has successfully defended historic allegations of sexual abuse and serious drug matters.
Nick qualified as a solicitor in 2006 after a successful career in the National Health Service is able to draw upon his medical expertise when defending those accused of criminal offences.
Jenny is our practice manager and senior administrator, Jenny is also our Accredited Police Station Representative and a vital point of contact for all of us as well as our clients.
Jenny provides our team with important communications and logistical management, Jenny is one of the principal points of contact to visitors to the practice and also attends the Crown Court to assist external counsel.