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Brian Hegarty

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  • I wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work and effort you have put into my case over the last year and also for putting up with me and my stubborn ways. My family and I will always be grateful to you and could not have asked for a better outcome.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    We are most indebted to you for the invaluable service, advice and guidance that you have given us.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    I want to say a huge thank you for giving my daughter legal advice and especially for going with her to the station. It has been a really difficult week and she was incredibly anxious about it. It was an enormous relief to have a clear steer from you and to know that you would be there to make sure it went according to plan.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Thank you for all your help with the exceptional hardship hearing. Whilst I am sure you have many far more serious cases to deal with, I found you and everyone at David Gray to be friendly, helpful, efficient and professional which all went to produce a successful outcome.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Motoring

    You did a great job for Sam in court and we all appreciate how much worse it might otherwise have been.  Thank you so much.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Thank you so much to Mr. Hegarty, who did an absolutely sterling job under difficult circumstances last week. Eternally grateful.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Thank you for your help in this case, I couldn't have asked for a better result.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Many many thanks for all your efforts on my behalf, as you can imagine the relief I feel at the outcome is immeasurable and it is all due to your knowledge and understanding of the case and situation I was in. Once again our gratitude and thanks.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Pass on my gratitude to Brian Hegarty for achieving the miraculous yesterday in the face of a negative probation report. His defence was elegant, skilful and compassionate; and, even more important, effective.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Just a quick note to thank you for putting together a fantastic defence team, they were the best and fantastic at keeping me informed and feeling well looked after.

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    Would just like to thank Brian Hegarty for his invaluable help and guidance he has given myself and my family over the last few months. Many Thanks

    Client testimonial about Brian Hegarty - Crime

    I have specialised in criminal law since 1995 and practice in all matters that come before criminal courts and inquests.  I am also a higher court advocate representing defendants in the crown court and court of appeal.

    I am a partner within the firm and head the criminal law and motoring teams at David Gray Solicitors LLP.

    I specialise in representing people in court and under investigation for serious matters. I can provide advice and representation throughout your case – and we provide a seamless service ensuring that you receive the best advice as early as possible.

    I am known for winning difficult cases. I have represented defendants facing serious charges including murder, rape, sexual offences, extensive drug importations and supply, violent crime, white-collar crime, proceeds of crime and regulatory crime.

    The crown court can be intimidating for any defendant. I will ensure you understand every stage of the proceedings. I will assist you in making difficult decisions and ensure you are listened to.

    If you are considering an appeal against conviction or sentence, I can provide you with advice and representation.  The appeal process can be complex and I will guide you through and fully consider the merits of your case. If you are serving a prison sentence I can also work with family members – if requested to – and keep everyone informed.

    I have considerable experience of providing representation before inquests. If you have an interest in a case that has been referred to the coroner or an inquest is likely, please contact me for further advice.

    I have been involved in a wide variety of cases including, gangland murder, murder of children and murder by children. I have conducted a number of drug importation cases, supply cases, organised football violence cases, environmental prosecutions and applications under the proceeds of crime act.

    I have also appeared in a number of inquests, including; death in a care home, death in police custody and death of a motorcyclist following a police chase, as well as acting on behalf of families following the death of a relative in prison.

    I am a qualified duty solicitor, member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme and a supervisor.

    I have been given top ranking in the Legal 500 directory for a number of years. It states:  “Brian Hegarty embodies the quality that flows throughout the firm and is applauded for his ability to demonstrate flair in serious criminal matters”

    Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession writes: “enthusiastic sources describe him as a ‘diligent and thorough practitioner who runs the practice very well.”

    Brian is regularly asked to comment on Crime related issues on TV and radio:

    BBC Radio Newcastle 2 December 2019

    BBC Radio Newcastle 17 April 2018

    BBC Radio Newcastle 1 August 2016


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