About Us

In April 2008 the firm was formed by the merger of two highly successful criminal law practices, Spiro Grech Solicitors and Gooden & Co Solicitors. To form the Grech Gooden Partnership which evolved in to Grech Gooden Solicitors Ltd in November 2012. The firm specialises in all areas of criminal law from road traffic offences through to white collar crime and the most serious Crown Court cases. We also run a successful Crown Court department with the assistance of our in house higher rights advocates. We also specialise in prison law matters from independent adjudications, to parole board hearings and re-categorisations. The firm is now one of the largest criminal practices in Wales.

There are 3 directors in the company; Angelo Gooden, who is also the practice manager; Derrick Gooden, who leads the Crown Court department and Christian Cormack who has specialist expertise in very high cost cases.

Solicitors within the practice include Phillip Kelly, who appears in the Legal 500 and specialises in Crown Court work, Colette Kelly a Proceeds of Crime Act expert, Spiro Grech a consultant with decades of criminal defence experience, Sara Palmer a highly experienced defence solicitor who is also a higher rights court advocate and Geraint Jones a solicitor with vast experience in defending criminal matters and is also lectures in criminal law.

This team is ably assisted by Luis Williamson our trainee solicitor who is also an accredited police station representative and Lee Mizen a fully accredited police station representative with years of experience dealing with clients at the police station and assisting in preparation of cases for trial.

Accessibility Statement

Grech Gooden Solicitors Ltd are committed to making accessible for all users information and resources that are available via the web. We favour the principles of usability and universal design, which will be of benefit of all users. By following these principles and incorporating techniques to ensure information and resources are accessible with assistive technologies, separate resources for disabled users should not be required.

Accessibility statement

We are committed to making this site as accessible as possible. By this we mean ensuring that our content is available to users with physical or sensory impairments and who use assistive technology such as screen readers and to those users with slower internet connections.
Why our website should be accessible
Like all providers of goods and services we are obliged by law to take steps not to exclude people with disabilities, but more than that, as a modern, inclusive institution with a public service mission, we recognise the internet offers an opportunity to make information accessible to more people than any other medium.
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