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Can’t Pay Your Fine?

Can’t Pay Your Fine?

If you’ve received a court summons for failing to pay a fine, or have received a fine that you have no means to pay then you’ve come to the right place. A quick phone call to Leslie Franks Solicitors could make all the difference and save you money. CALL FREE ON 0800 6127128

Have you been arrested or held for questioning by the Police?

Have you been arrested or held for questioning by the Police?

Leslie Franks provide free and independent police station advice. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week across London and the South East.

Do you need advice or legal representation  in court?

Do you need advice or legal representation in court?

Each member of the Leslie Franks team is equipped with the experience and legal knowledge to provide you with the best advice and representation.

Have you been accused of involvement in online crime?

Have you been accused of involvement in online crime?

Leslie Franks have a specialist team who can provide advice and representation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on all areas of cyber crime.

Do you risk losing your driving licence?

Do you risk losing your driving licence?

Leslie Franks Solicitors have considerable experience in defending motorists who face losing their licence.

Our Team

Based in Kentish Town, North London, Leslie Franks Solicitors Limited is a privately owned Law firm established in 2003. 

Click on the dropdown sections below to learn more about each member of our team.

Senior Management

Nicholas Rosenfeld

CEO, Solicitor Advocate

Nick qualified in 1998 and quickly established himself as a talented and skilful lawyer in the field of criminal defence.

His aspiration to provide clients with a bespoke level of service and his self-determination saw him establish Leslie Franks in 2003. Since then, Nick’s commitment to quality representation, the standard of service delivery he expects from the people who work for him and his desire to constantly raise the bar in what clients can expect from the company has seen his clients return to him time and time again.

His approachable yet professional manner has seen his client base grow over the years to the extent that in 2010 the Company registered as a private limited company (Ltd). Nick then took Leslie Franks to even greater heights, and the firm has gone on to achieve the quality assurance "Lexcel" qualification, the Law society's quality mark.

Nick’s strong belief in the creation of opportunity and career development for prospective and existing staff is evident through the investment in training and development of the team, driving excellence in the way the team works and through employee led management. Employees at Leslie Franks have been encouraged to achieve the police station accreditation.

Widely regarded by his contemporaries as an expert in the field of public funding, his knowledge and understanding of how work is remunerated enables him to direct resources in the preparation and conduct of complex or serious cases as appropriate to ensure that every client is given the best possible prospect of success. Nick is always looking ahead for the next developments in Criminal Legal aid work, and ensures his firm is at the cutting edge of digital case management technology. We have invested in a state of the art cloud-based file management system, which enables our team to access our client's case files from any location.

Antony Lane

COO, Solicitor

Antony was called to the bar as a barrister in 2003 and in 2005 decided to cross qualify as a Solicitor. He joined an East London firm of Solicitors and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2007. During his 5 years with this firm, he applied his knowledge of criminal law and procedure to daily practice, representing clients in Court and at the police station on a daily basis.

Antony joined us in January 2011 as Head of Operations and in addition to continuing to represent clients at Court and at the Police Station, he actively oversees the day-to-day management and supervision of all departments within the company.

His other key responsibilities in the Company include managing the contractual and regulatory relationship the Company has with its professional clients and regulatory bodies, supervising and monitoring performance and quality and planning the Company’s strategy for the future.

Under Antony’s stewardship the Company can continue to grow, whilst the standards of service delivery our clients come to expect from us is maintained at the highest possible level.

Elena Cocianu

Practice Manager

Elena joined Leslie Franks Solicitors in March 2020 as Acting Practice Manager.

Following a 2020 challenging year, she was offered a permanent position as Practice Manager.

Elena completed the compulsory courses of Interpreting in the Community 2015 -2017 and in 2019 obtained a Diploma in Police Interpreting issued by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL)

In addition, Elena successfully completed different secretarial courses with Souter’s and Pitman.

Upon accepting the position of Practice Manager, Elena accepted responsibility for administrative organisation at the Company. This involves the firm’s every day running issues as well as all tiers of human resource management from the allocation of annual leave to fire and first aid procedures.

Elena manages the court diary and the minute by minute allocation of staff to attend hearings, police stations and conferences with clients and Counsel.

As part of the management team she is responsible for case billing and involved in the firm’s financial reporting. She also liaises with a range of commercial representatives to make purchase decisions.

In House Counsel

Nadia-Jade Semlali

In House Counsel

Nadia - Jade joined us in November 2020 as an In-House Counsel.

Nadia-Jade is a Criminal and Extradition Barrister, formally a Solicitor-Advocate with 11 years + PQE. She has a demonstrated history of working in, and producing positive outcomes in all of her Criminal and Extradition cases.

Nadia-Jade is skilled in dealing with minor to more serious crimes and assists the most vulnerable clients, including youths and those with mental health issues. She was Junior Counsel led by Justin Rouse QC, in a murder trial (R v JC 2019) where the defendant was found guilty of Manslaughter on the grounds of Diminished Responsibility, receiving a Hospital Order as opposed to prison.

As a former Solicitor-Advocate, Nadia-Jade prides herself as well as thrives on dealing with cases from the Police Station to the Magistrates’ and to the Crown Court, because to her, client care and consistency is paramount, especially when dealing with young and vulnerable clients. She is a strong professional with a great work ethic, efficient and dedicated to achieving positive outcomes in all of her cases.

Nadia-Jade was part of the Defence Team working in a big VHCC case (HBOS 2016) involving corporate fraud and corruption in the banking industry. Nadia-Jade also has Duty Status, regularly covering duty slots at both Police Stations and Courts.

Police Station Accredited Representatives

Martin Walsh

Police Station Accredited Representative

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Robert Kaim


Robert is one of the lawyers who joined us as a Consultant in 2014.

Robert has a wealth of experience in criminal defence having worked in criminal defence preparation, police station advice and advocacy for a number of years.

Robert is experienced in all areas of crime, with a particular interest in cases with mental health issues.

He regularly appears in local Courts and is highly regarded by clients and peers alike. Robert is a committed and personable lawyer, who leaves no stone unturned in his defence of his clients.

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