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Steve Gelsthorpe

Position(s)  Director , Head of Team , Solicitor

Area(s) of Practice  Criminal Defence , Motoring Law


Phone   0115 838 7579


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Steve Gelsthorpe

Steve Gelsthorpe jointly runs the Criminal Defence department across the firm and one of the founders of Cartwright King.

His technical ability and sheer presence in the court room means his clients are put at an immediate advantage. Steve is also the person to whom many in the know turn to protect their driving licences.

“Widespread recognition for the quality of his Magistrates Court experience.”
Chambers Directory

“Steve has a fearsome reputation for being a courtroom brawler. He simply hates to lose a case and will fight to the bitter end to ensure his clients get the best possible result.”

“Focuses on Magistrates Court advocacy”

“Formidable in the Magistrates Court and on motoring offences respectively.”
Legal 500

“Deals with serious cases in the appropriate manner”

“Enviable reputation for protecting defendant’s driving licences”


Specialist area(s):
​​24 hour Criminal Defence, Advocacy, Criminal Defence, Crown Court, Magistrates Court, Motoring Law and Police Stations


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