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Clarion Advocates Announces Growth Plans and Re-brand to ABR Solicitors


Clarion Advocates, our fraud crime and regulatory practice with offices in Liverpool and Leeds, has re-branded as ABR Solicitors and announced ambitious plans to open offices nationwide, initially focusing on the North.

The practice has announced the acquisition of two new offices in Harrogate and Huddersfield.

Clarion Advocates was formed in 2010 as a separate division of Leeds-based law firm Clarion with the aim of building on the success as one of the leading criminal practices in the north by opening a second office in Liverpool.

Led by Rob Rode, who headed Clarion Advocates and was responsible for establishing Clarion’s successful Yorkshire based criminal practice, the expanded practice has a total of 18 criminal lawyers across its four offices. ABR Solicitors offers a full range of fraud crime and regulatory services, defending prosecutions and investigations of all kinds at any stage, and also advising businesses about regulatory compliance to avoid prosecutions.

Managing partner of Clarion, Mark Burns, said: "The opening of our Liverpool office two years ago marked the first part of our strategy to build on our criminal law expertise by establishing a network of offices throughout the country. Following the continuing success of the Leeds and Liverpool criminal practices, we have now been able to expand with the acquisition of these additional offices. The change of name, recruitment of Andrew Duncan as managing director and the opening of these offices is the next stage of the development of the business.”

Senior partner of ABR Solicitors, Rob Rode added: "We believe that we are very good at what we do – we are ranked in the top four practices nationwide, handling numerous high profile and complex cases all over the country and have established a strong reputation with regular acknowledgements in independent legal guides.

“We have been described as ‘a very ambitious firm.’ We are. We are committed to working with the Legal Services Commission, in a digitalised court process, to provide high quality, representation wherever we open.”

To find out more, please visit www.abrsolicitors.com

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Picture shows: (L to R) Andrew Duncan, Rob Rode and Mark Burns


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