Abigail is a Solicitor Advocate based at Stokoe Partnership’s Central London office.

Having practised exclusively in criminal defence since qualification, Abigail is a talented, experienced and capable solicitor. She provides legal advice and representation to those accused of the full spectrum of criminal offences, but primarily complex and serious crime in the Crown Court.

Abigail is frequently sought out by clients for her expertise in handling sensitive or high-profile cases of the utmost gravity, many of which attract widespread media attention, or involve vulnerable Defendants. She routinely defends clients charged with conspiracy, serious drugs offences, serious violence including homicide and GBH, terrorism, and rape.

Her reputation for the meticulous preparation of her caseload has also seen her instructed in Trading Standards, HMRC and SFO prosecutions across the UK, defending those involved in complex white collar financial crime, where her technical legal knowledge and analytical aptitude produce positive results, and satisfied clients.

Abigail is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for general crime, who note “Abigail Ashford is a standout star. Her dedication to a case is absolutely remarkable and incomparable to the expected norm. She is intelligent, dedicated and tactically astute.” [2021]

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05 May 2022

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times re the SFO’s case against G4S

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times re the outsourcing of disclosure by the SFO following several high profile failures in previous cases against Unaoil and Serco.

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05 May 2022

Partner Amjid Jabbar comments in The Times re the SFO’s case against G4S

“Abigail Ashford is a standout star. Her dedication to a case is absolutely remarkable and incomparable to the expected norm. She is intelligent, dedicated and tactically astute.”