Michael J Reed Ltd solicitors firm covering Llanelli & Carmarthen in South West Wales specialising in Criminal law.
It is with great regret that the firm have decided not to continue with legal aid work after 1st April 2017. This decision has been made primarily because of the the problems with criminal legal aid over the last few years and in particular the fiasco when the Legal Aid Agency brought in the two tier legal aid contracts towards the end of 2015, which aimed at eliminating the smaller criminal legal aid firms. Mikes’ son Robyn had joined the firm in 2010, with a view to taking over the firm, which has been specialising in criminal legal aid work since 1979. However, at the end of 2015 when the two tier contract was imposed by the Legal Aid Agency, Robyn decided that he couldn’t make a reasonable living on criminal legal aid and so he left the firm and joined a firm in Leeds doing private work. However the firm will, of course, be finishing existing legal aid cases and Mike Reed will be continuing to do private work.
We deal with motoring offences throughout South and West Wales.
Recent cases involving Michael J Reed Ltd, Solicitors in Carmarthen are detailed below. These include a number of successes in Road Traffic Act motoring offences
Our client’s car suffered a brakes failure. She was charged with driving without due care and attention and subsequently offered, as an alternative to court proceedings, a drivers awareness course. She strenuously denied any fault of her own in how she had responded when the brakes failed, and refused the offer of a drivers awareness course. The case therefore went to trial in the magistrates court.
We acted for a gentleman who was cultivating cannabis largely for medical reasons. The premises were raided while he was on holiday with his family…………..read more
Our client was a Vietnamese national who had spent his life savings and borrowed money from his family to buy his way into the UK having been told that he could earn good money fruit picking and working on farms. After many months travelling he entered the UK as an illegal immigrant and was forced to work in a cannabis farm. read more….