We are pleased to announce that again this year we feature in the LEGAL 500, this is what they say about us:

AGI Criminal Solicitors

The Manchester-based legal aid practice at AGI Criminal Solicitors is frequently instructed in crime and serious crime, fraud, extradition, and mental health and immigration mandates, and the team also often features in multi-handed drugs and sex cases. The team, led by Yasmin Aslam, has developed a specialism in defending prisoners and vulnerable clients across the country. Solicitor advocates Samayra Ashraf and Michael Levy act for clients charged with serious criminal offences or fraud. Solicitor Hannah Grennan has a strong focus in representing seriously vulnerable clients and young adults detained in custody.

Practice Head(s):

Yasmin Aslam

Other key lawyers:

Samayra Ashraf; Michael Levy; Hannah Grennan


‘AGI Criminal Solicitors defends a range of complex criminal cases nationally.’
‘A team of experienced and committed solicitors who undertake excellent case preparation and provide excellent client care.’
‘AGI Criminal Solicitors work together as a superb team to provide an extremely high level of representation for their clients.’

Criminal Law

At AGI Criminal Solicitors we have a highly dedicated team of solicitors, available 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year. We have a team of solicitors and in-house Advocates who can provide a service representing you from the Police Station through to the Magistrates and Crown Court and, if necessary, the Appeal Courts.

Prison Law

At AGI Criminal Solicitors we understand that it can be stressful and emotional for family and friends during the detention of a loved one. AGI Criminal Solicitors works to protect the rights of prisoners. We are committed to providing exceptional advice and assistance in all prison law matters.

Immigration Law

Whether you are an individual with a private or family immigration query (see common types of applications and cases below) our immigration solicitors and immigration lawyers are ready and able to help whether private or under Legal Aid.

Mental Health Law

AGI Criminal Solicitors holds a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide Mental Health law services across Northern England. Our Mental Health Solicitors work closely with our other departments to assist clients whose legal requirements do not fall into one area of law.

About Us

AGI Criminal Solicitors is a fresh, modern and dynamic law firm providing services to both individual and business clients.

As we are based half a mile from Manchester City Centre and are amenable to those based on our door step but that does not preclude us from having our national presence which is largely based on word of mouth and our excellent reputation in fighting for our clients. This is one of the things that sets us apart from our competitors as we are a small practice which came into existence in 2010 and since then we have represented and defended, with a high degree of success, many 100’s of cases, most of which have been reported in the local and national press.


Accreditations & Awards


We have a multidisciplinary practice which overlaps in expertise to provide the best representation to client.