Astraea Linskills have defended in some of the most high-profile cases of recent years. We are known for successfully defending serious crime and complex fraud as well general criminal offences, motoring law and regulatory matters. We act for clients throughout the country in both private and publicly funded cases. We know that every case is different, every client unique, and each successful outcome is a direct result of hard work, skill and determination.
Our experience over the last 40 years in practice has shown us that it takes a great deal of courage to do what we do. It takes courage to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Dealing with the law can be lonely and frightening. We believe that understanding is essential, so we invest time in explaining things to you.
We understand that our clients’ liberty, livelihoods and reputations are often at stake, and we pride ourselves on our integrity and ability to draw on our significant experience to give honest, strategic, cost-effective advice. Our highly skilled lawyers share a commitment and dedication to work for you. We thrive in the modern legal system, where diversity and accessibility are championed, and out-dated practices are challenged.
We believe that having your own solicitor at a police station will make a difference to the outcome of the case. We have lawyers ready to provide free advice over the telephone and at the police station at any time, day or night. If you are accused of a crime or have been arrested, charged or are on bail, we can help.

As well as serious crime including drug offences, serious violent and sexual offences, we have expertise in dealing with;

– tax,
– trading and financial crime,
– health and food safety breaches,
– breaches of electoral law,
– breaches of alcohol and gaming licences,
– or allegations of sexual, violent or drug offences.
We also advise and represent those facing conduct and disciplinary action by their professional and regulatory bodies
– the Financial Conduct Authority,
– the Security Industry Authority,
– the RSPCA,
– the Care Quality Commission,
– the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority,
– the Electoral Commission,
– Football Association and all other sporting bodies,
– the Nursing and Midwifery Council and
– the British Medical Association, along with many other regulatory bodies with the power of investigation, prosecution and disciplinary action.

Nama Zarroug


What our clients say:
“Nama was instrumental in not only getting a result for me but putting my mind at rest and feeling that she had my back and I wasn’t just another case on her desk” Nama is a Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate with over 20 years’ experience. She specialises in criminal defence, financial investigation, regulatory and professional standards representing businesses, organisations and individuals.
Nama prides herself on offering a holistic legal advisory service to her clients about their legal needs and so has considerable experience in other practice areas such as commercial, civil disputes, family, property, the court of protection and powers of attorney.
Nama also works internationally and across jurisdiction on national and international cases and her work has taken her to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Spain, UAE, USA, Cyprus, Republic of Ireland amongst other countries.
She has specialist experience in:
– all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, including injunctions and confiscation orders and has developed a niche practice for providing advice for interested third parties such as spouses and business partners under Section 10A.
– HMRC investigations and the Tax tribunal.
– national and international fraud,
– money laundering,
– drug importation cases,
– electoral fraud investigations


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