From Our Clients

Very professional , excellent communication throughout. Would not hesitate to recommend!
Ms. P.A.

Brilliant service and would recommend always thank you

Mr A.J.

they were really helpful, really patient and approachable – I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

Mrs J.K.


We handle all criminal cases including:

  • Sexual Allegations
  • Murder
  • Serious Violence
  • Fraud
  • Drugs
  • P.O.C.A. – Restraint & Confiscation
  • Motoring
  • Extradition and European Arrest Warrants 

Years of Combined Experience

Of Cases Won

Client Rating

Primary Practice Areas

Drugs Offences

Whether you find yourself under criminal investigation or are worried about the legal representation being offered to a friend or family member, our expert drug offences solicitors can provide clear advice, a robust defence and expert legal representation when you need it most.  Learn More

Specialist Sexual Offence

The legal world moves quickly. Our team moves faster. As a specialist sexual offence firm we’re constantly developing new defence arguments and exploring legal loopholes. Learn More

Financial Crime

Our solicitors have a proven track record of successfully acting in cases involving serious fraud and financial crime.Learn More

Serious Violence

The legal world moves quickly. Our team moves faster. As a specialist sexual offence firm we’re constantly developing new defence arguments and exploring legal loopholes. Learn More

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We offer a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, at which we will provide an honest and accurate review of your case and what we can do for you. We will assess your eligibility for legal aid and we will be happy to discuss any concerns that you have. 

Our People

Khalid Hussain

Khalid Hussain


Khalid Hussain is a leading heavyweight criminal Solicitor, and High Court Advocate who has been exclusively undertaking Criminal defence work for the past 25 years.

Khalid is has a national client following and is sought after and instructed in the most serious types of criminal cases. 

Over the past 25 years, Khalid has worked on cases of extreme complexity and seriousness.  In his career he has dealt with over 40 murder/homicide cases.  His experience in serious crime is rarely matched by even the most experienced solicitors, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, wrapped in a down to earth and pleasant client manner.

Khalid is an expert at handling forensic evidence, telephonic data downloads, and has won countless cases, including murder cases, by having improperly obtained evidence excluded at trial.

He has huge experience of defending clients in high value fraud cases, sexual grooming cases and cases involving extreme complexity.  He has defended cases bought by the Police, National Crime Agency and private prosecuting bodies.

He is a seasoned High Court advocate and regularly represents clients at Crown Courts across the UK.  He has trained over 10 trainee solicitors during his career, some of whom have gone on to be successful Criminal practitioners themselves.  He continues to regularly advise other solicitors, such is his knowledge and reputation.

Khalid is also a well established expert in Motoring Law and is one of the Country’s leading experts of Taxi Licencing and Regulatory Law

Khalid is highly regarded by Judges and fellow professional and has worked with some of the finest barristers and Queen’s Counsel in the land. 

If you are facing serious criminal charges, it is unlikely that you will find better representation than provided by Khalid Hussain.


Notable Cases

 R v Y
Khalid defended a multi handed murder case, where the defendants blamed each other for the murder.  Khalid worked tirelessly for his client who was able to gain considerable tactical advantage through Khalid’s extensive knowledge of the defence of homicide cases.

 R v A
Successfully defended a client charged in a multi million pound car ‘cjop shop’.  This case was based almost entirely on the analysis of telephonic evidnce, much of which was excluded using strong legal arguments advanced by Khalid.  Our client was only 1 of 2 defendants cleared of all charges. 

R v S
Khalid’s client was found NOT GUILTY of gangland shooting.  The gamg had travelled to a nighclub armed with automatic weapons which were discharged resulting in murder.  The case revolved around forensic issues should as gun residue marks.  Khalid’s meticulous preparation of this case resulted on the acquittal at trial of his client.

Ashfaq Chowdhury

Ashfaq Chowdhury


Ashfaq Chowdhury was the founder of Highgate Solicitors and has been practicing since 2004.   Ashfaq is a highly experienced and streetwise criminal defence solicitor with a huge client following throughout the North of England and beyond.

Ashfaq worked for many years as an adviser to the West Yorkshire Magistrates Court service, and from there he built and honed an impressive command of Magesterial law and Criminal practice.  His expertise in the Magistrates Court far surpasses the ‘average’ solicitor and he is a genuinely talented lawyer who knows how to exploit all available ‘loopholes’ and grey areas to his clients’ advantage.  This has earned him a fearsome reputation as a powerful advocate and he remains constantly sought after by clients.

Notwithstanding his popularity and proven track record of successfully defending criminal cases, Ashfaq has a relaxed and informal client manner and clients often note that he has ‘all the time in the world’ for them despite being clearly in high demand.  He is noted for his clear, articulate and powerful advocacy and command of the Courtroom.

Ashfaq has dealt with many high profile cases and is currently instructed in a £35m fraud case, a ‘mafia-esque’ people smuggling conspiracy spanning the whole of Eastern Europe and numerous serious sexcual offence cases.  He handles his caseload with absolute efficiency and each client is treated with the utmost care and attention.
Ashfaq has a particularly strong client following amongst the Romanian and Polish diaspora who have quickly spread the good word that there is a solicitor in town who we can understand, whom we can work with and who gets the job done.
Efficient, professional, capable and friendly, Ashfaq embodies the qualities of a 5* lawyer.
Jane Smith

Jane Smith

Corporate Lawyer

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