Criminal Litigation

Our criminal litigation team is experienced in representing clients in criminal offences ranging from the low level offences, to the most serious.

At Le Gallais & Luce we are fortunate to have a former Crown Advocate from the Law Officers’ Department as part of our criminal litigation team. Our criminal litigation team is reliable, non-judgemental, dedicated and supportive – we understand that criminal proceedings are stressful. Our team will guide you through the criminal process in a clear and understandable way. Our experienced Advocates appear in the Magistrate’s Court, Royal Court, and Court of Appeal – you can be assured that you are in experienced hands at Le Gallais & Luce.

Our team includes former Crown Advocate Emma Hollywood and Advocate Christopher Austin. Emma has over a decade of experience in criminal litigation, one of the few female Crown Advocates at the Law Officer’s Department from 2010 until 2020 regularly representing the Attorney General in the Royal Court and Court of Appeal in jury trials, sentencings and related criminal litigation. During 2021 Emma moved into private practice and defence work advising clients at all stages of the criminal justice process and providing advocacy on their behalf in Court.

Advocate Christopher Austin has been involved with criminal proceedings as part of his varied legal practice from the outset of his Jersey legal career in 1996 onwards, and more particularly from his call to the Jersey Bar in 2014, since when he has regularly represented clients in both the Magistrates Court and the Royal Court.

At Le Gallais & Luce we provide not only advice, which is affordable, but which is pragmatic and strategically aware of the intricacies of criminal law. We offer an initial free discussion to determine whether we can help you, and to assist you to decide how to proceed.

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We appreciate that some matters may require discretion. If you’d like to speak directly to a senior member of the team please use the contact details below.

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Our team is highly experienced, with partners and lawyers taking a hands-on approach. The lawyer that works on your case will be there from start to finish.