Office Phones Being Manned From 8 am Each Workday

April 26, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
London's respected Mackesys Solicitors, in practice for more than 25 years, has increased its operating hours to better serve its clients. Due to an increase in arrest reports to their switchboard occurring prior to 7 a.m., they are now open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 365 days a year (with 24 hour free initial advice) to represent the prosecuted. Their new policy operates on the fact that more open hours means more time of aid for anybody sought after in a court of law. Mackesys Solicitors represent clients in:

  • Motoring Offences (including speeding and driving under influence arrests)
  • Violent Offences (including murder and sexual offenses)
  • Fraud (including laundering and conspiracy)
  • Theft (including robbery)
  • Bribery (including giving and receiving bribes)
  • Terrorism (including association with terrorist groups and terrorist actions)

  • Mackesys has six dedicated departments designed to handle specific types of arrests: Criminal Law, Youth Law, Extradition Law, Prison Law, Road Traffic Law, & Family Law. Their team of employees include 40 fee-earners dealing with common to serious crimes, 27 Duty Solicitors, 10 Higher Rights Advocates, and a group of Senior Managing Clerks with over 20 years of experience. They also have Police Station Teams made up of Duty Solicitors at the Brixton, Vauxhall (Kennington), Walworth, Streatham, Peckham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Croydon, Bexley, South Norwood, & Bromley police stations.

    Mackesys has a court team (0207 639 0888) as well, which covers all of the Youth Courts and Magistrates in South London. Mackesys has Court Duty Solicitors at Tower Bridge, Woolwich, Camberwell Green, Southwark, Greenwich, and Lewisham Youth Courts. They also appear at the Bromley, Croydon, and Bexley Magistrates Court.

    Mackesys also has a Crown Court Team in addition to the other three, which specializes in preparing cases that will appear before a judge and a jury. They have Higher Rights Advocates who work on defending clients with Counsel from the main criminal chambers. Mackesys has worked on a series of Crown Court cases all around the United Kingdom, not just London.

    All of these departments and teams are now open and accessible through their 24 hour Arrest Line (0800 696 999), which protects clients in M25, Kent, Surrey, London, and other areas whenever they call with the aid of in-house Accredited Police Station Representatives. Mackesys Solicitors also offer free legal aid and counseling with their three offices being located in London, Brixton, and Penge on an appointment only basis.

    Mackesys Solicitors have been named the "Recommended Law Firm 2011" by, holds four criminal contracts awarded by the Legal Services Commission and is also on the Very High Cost Case (VHCC) panel, allowing them to deal with very grave and lengthy cases. All "out of hours" calls are dealt with in 24 hours or less, with clients subject to arrest dealt with the utmost importance. Overall, more active hours will mean that anyone being prosecuted has more chances of getting quality assistance quickly. These new policies and hours, along with their dedicated team and operators, is intended to provide better service.