Criminal Law

The Crime Department at Alsters Kelley LLP is managed by one of the Members of the firm, Stefan Hunka, who himself has over 35 years experience as a highly successful criminal defence lawyer.

He is supported by three other members of the team, Jas Thiara and Naz Vania who are both very experienced and competent advocates and fully accredited police station representatives (In addition, Jas Thiara is an Associate with Higher Rights of Audience in the Crown Court.) and Nicola Gabriel who has vast experience of advising and assisting clients at the police station and in the preparation of Crown Court cases.

With offices in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Nuneaton – all located within 5 minutes of the local police station and court, the team prides itself on providing specialist advice you can trust and a level of service that is second-to-none. We also accept cases outside of the Coventry & Warwickshire area as and when required.

Please remember if you find yourself or a friend or a relative arrested or being questioned at the police station our accredited representatives are available on an emergency basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 07889 398771.

Our team are very knowledgeable, experienced, and used to dealing with all types of criminal defence work, from the very minor to the most serious, including; assault, drug offences, all types of motoring offences, fraud, robbery, manslaughter and murder – be it at the police station or at Court (Youth Court, Magistrates Court, Crown Court).

For Crown Court cases, we work closely with high calibre, very competent and experienced Barristers.

For a full list of the types of crime, we deal with please view our Crime Services document in our Resources section.

Alsters Kelley LLP holds an LAA Criminal Contract, which means that, where you are eligible, you can obtain funding, known as Legal Aid. We are also members of The Law Society Criminal Litigation Panel.

The reputations of both the Crime Department as a whole and Stefan Hunka personally have recently been further recognised and enhanced, as once again, as in recent years both have been named and recommended in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the highly respected publication, The Legal 500. Nazir Vania also received a recommendation in the 2016 edition.

This is powerful further evidence confirming the high regard in which the Department is held in relation to the quality of the advice, assistance and representation it provides.

Contact Us:

In an emergency, if you or a relative are arrested, telephone our 24 hour service on 07889 398771.

To discuss any aspects of the type of work we undertake or to obtain an estimate of our costs for your case, please contact Stefan Hunka or any member of the team.

Stefan Hunka

Member and Head of Criminal Law

Telephone: 02477 710237


Further information
01926 356000

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Meet the Criminal Law team

Stefan Hunka
Head of Criminal Law, Member

Stefan oversees a team of lawyers who work across Coventry and Warwickshire and are available 24/7 to support clients in criminal matters. He represents clients at police stations and in proceedings... Read more

Call us on 01926 356000 for more information or for a chat.

Stefan is supported by our Criminal Law team
Nicola Gabriel, Jas Thiara, Nazir Vania and Selina Hill

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Further Information

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