"We have worked with both Alex and Graham at IPSA for a number of years now. They are prompt, efficient and extremely capable Lawyers who we are happy to place our trust in when looking after our Clients. We have no hesitation in recommending them."
Established in 2005, providing freelance representatives for Criminal Law firms, IPSA was setup as a response to the increased need for representatives to attend Police Stations on a firms behalf when they are unable to cover the attendance themsleves. IPSA consists of Alex Halliwell, and Graham Rawlinson both fully accredited Police Station representatives. Both Alex and Graham worked together for a large City Centre crime firm in Manchester for several years, and have great experience in dealing with matters as straightforward as simple theft, through to complex matters including serious Fraud, Sexual Offences, and Homicide cases.
What we do
Upon accepting your instructions we will attend at the police station (or venue where an interview under caution is taking place) and ensure there are no concerns with the clients detention in custody, we will then obtain disclosure from the police, receive instructions from your client, and thereafter advise them according to their account and the evidence to hand. We will then advise as neccessary throughout the course of the interview, ensuring the Codes of Practice are being adhered to in interview, and intervening if not. Post interview we will advise your client of the possible outcomes relating to bail, charge, no further action etc, and make relevant representations to a Custody Sergeant where neccessary. After leaving the Police Station we will email, or send to you in writing, a complete, detailed file note, compliant with the LSC's requirements, and a completed CDS1 & 2 where necessary. We will also complete upon request a full legal aid form. You will recieve a bill and 30 day invoice detailing our costs.
Both Alex and Graham take great pride in how they deal with instructions, no matter the offence. The IPSA team is highly approachable, and we have a great raport with the firms that instruct us. We have a friendly, yet professional approach to the clients we deal with, providing them with excellent police station advice. This is reflected in the continued instructions by many firms in the Greater Manchester Area since our inception.
"For a number of years IPSA have provided a quality, reliable service as Police Station Agents. Neither I nor David Hewitt have had any cause to question the sensible, pragmatic advice given to our clients at the Police Station and we would both strongly recommend your services to others"
“Graham and Alex have continued to show the professionalism and diligence that they both showed when they worked at Maidments Solicitors. What has impressed us is their willingness to attend the police station at very short notice at anytime of the day, which is invaluable when a firm has to instruct an agent and we always receive positive feedback from the clients who they have represented at the police station”