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I first met Martin Tracy over 3 years ago, at a time when my life had taken a dramatic turn for the worse.  Little did I realise that at that point that he was going to play such a pivotal role.

Allegations made about someone are always hard to understand, but allegations of a sexual nature made by a son against his mother are such that it is almost impossible to comprehend. From the first time that Martin supported me at a voluntary interview with Surrey police, I felt a level of reassurance.

Over the next 3 years, we discussed intimate details that no one should have to discuss. At no time did I feel embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing this with Martin. His ability to understand how I must be feeling, the injection of humour and total dedication to do the best by me, made an unbearable situation tenable.

I chose to have Martin by my side every step of the way and trusted his judgement and also the judgement of my barrister who Martin works with regularly to see me through the process of preparing for court.

Each day of the trial Martin travelled down to Surrey to be there to support me, to try and keep my spirits up and ultimately to be there to see a not guilty verdict be delivered and for that I cannot thank him enough.

All I can say to sum up, is that if you ever find yourself in the unenviable position of having to face a criminal charge, you will not find anyone better or more understanding than Martin.

Ms H May - 2018

Brooklyn’s is a boutique defence firm, at the top of its game in terms of client care and the results it achieves for its clients at court. It is without doubt a leader in this area in London.

If you are looking for a dedicated approach to your case in order to secure a positive outcome then you could not improve on this firm.

I have been fortunate to work with Julian Hardy, Clinton Williamson, Bhavna Kerai and Heena Patel over the last 15 years, in the full spectrum of criminal cases, including multi million frauds, very significant drug cases, extreme violence and murder to everyday misdemeanours.

The quality of the work that Brooklyn’s do is impressive in itself and their truly determined approach to their client’s cases, preparing them in the most diligent way, clearly separates them from other firms operating in this area.

Regardless of the nature or gravity of the allegation, Julian truly appreciates the impact this has on his clients, especially those with no previous experience of criminal law. He provides a highly personalised service that is exactly what anybody facing such unknown territory requires. His approach is uncommon and has consistently resulted in his clients being acquitted against the odds.

Clinton is strategically astute and forensically aware in the approach that he takes to dealing with client cases. His incredible experience in the field means that he understands the importance of early intervention and preparation and this has resulted in his establishing the loyalty and trust of those he has represented. In serious crime, there are few to compare him with.

Bhavna is a talented solicitor and is absolutely client focused.  Her case preparation is meticulous and she is particularly experienced in handling cases of a sensitive nature; she is a truly committed solicitor.

Heena is a crime / confiscation specialist, and she is first rate at minimising her client’s exposure and liabilities in what is a complex area of law. She provides first-rate advice, her client care is plain and she has a determined work ethic.

I wholeheartedly recommend Brooklyn’s.

Rory Keene

Barrister, 5 Paper Buildings

Julian Hardy is a solicitor that deals with clients from the top businessman to youngsters who get involved in serious crime. Julian deals with both ends of the criminal spectrum with equal attention and care. He is a solicitor who will chase down evidence for clients, he is tenacious when needed and chambers has an excellent working relationship with him.

Also we have had a long association with Clinton Williamson who is fearless in defending the rights of those who are subject to unwarranted police attention. 

The support staff at Brooklyn Solicitors get the job done with the minimum of fuss and are always happy to find papers that Counsel needs.

As Brooklyn Solicitors has gone through major changes in the last year I can see that now the systems have bedded down they will continue to go from strength to strength.

Miranda Moore

QC - Head of Chambers, 5 Paper Buildings

It has been my pleasure to work with Julian Hardy over a number of years in cases ranging from serious fraud, organised crime to historic allegations of sexual offences. What has constantly impressed me is Julian’s determination to achieve the best possible outcome for his client. Julian’s relentless commitment to his clients, his perseverance and dedication to their best interests, has resulted in numerous acquittals, often against some significant weight of the evidence. 

Julian never takes anything for granted and there is no complacency in his approach. He recognises that for the client, this is their only case and the most important matter in their life. Julian, accordingly, puts himself on the line and outperforms his competitors in client service and work ethic. 

Julian and I have worked on historic and fresh evidence appeals where clients, previously represented by others, have sought his services. He is greatly experienced in such cases and is someone you can trust. Furthermore, Julian assembles the best team for each client. He simply isn’t interested in second best and has strong links to the finest chambers available. 

Should you need help or advice, when an unjust allegation could ruin your life, I would have no hesitation in recommending prospective clients to give Julian Hardy a call at Brooklyn Solicitors. 

Edward Henry

Barrister, EB Hollis Whiteman

Thank you for all your help. We were pleased with the outcome and it was nice to have a solicitor that was as helpful and always keeping in contact with us and was also there in court. Once again many thanks for your professionalism and we will not hesitate to recommend you.

Mrs H

I would like to extend my thanks to Brooklyn Solicitors, and in particular Julian Hardy and his team who all went the extra mile in preparing my case and did an outstanding job for us. Although it was an enormously stressful time, I was always comforted that my corner was being fought with professionalism and in a friendly manner throughout the proceedings.

Thank you again for a very successful outcome to what could have a very different situation for both me and my son.

I would have no reservations in recommending Brooklyn Solicitors and will do so wherever I can do so.

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