Trafford Magistrates' Court has now closed with cases for that courthouse now moved to Manchester Magistrates Court.  Further court closures are in progress.

Mortons Solicitors continue to provide representation for all areas within Greater Manchester including Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Bury, Oldham, Salford, Manchester etc.  Additionally further afield in Cheshire and parts of Lancashire & Derbyshire.

If you require legal representation for police station or court for any criminal offences, please don't hesitate to get in contact with our specialist defence team at Mortons Solicitors on 0161 477 1121


Unfortunately Buxton Magistrates Court closed on 29th June 2016.  The Courthose served North-West Derbyshire including High Peak areas.  Since the Courthouse closure the cases have been transferred to either Stockport or Chesterfield depending on the offence location.

Mortons Solicitors continue to provide representation to High Peak defendants for cases now transferred to Stockport Magistrates' Court in Greater Manchester. Call our solicitors on 0161 477 1121

From the 26th May 2016 the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of psychoactive substances.  It will NOT be an offence for simple possession as it would unnecessarily criminalise a very many users, however a user who buys from abroad could face charges of importation.

Persons who produce, supply and offer to supply psychoactive substances may face sentences upto in seven years imprisonment.

Within the 2016 Act there are a number of exceptions for foods, caffeine, medicines, alcohol, & nicotine, etc, that are listed in schedule 1 of the Act, and controlled drugs which are already covered under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Poppers (Alkyl nitrates) are also excluded from the legislation. Nitrous Oxide is included within the legislation when being sold for recreational purposes, or a purpose for which it is not intended.

There are also a number of exempted activities which fall outside the definition of a psychoactive substance including healthcare-related activities or approved research.

The goverment has published a circular outlining the new offences.

Today we are delighted to confirm that Simon Morton, managing director of this practice has been appointed as the new President of Stockport Incorporated Law Society 1875.

Mortons Solicitors specialise in defending both private clients and legal aid clients with niche areas of criminal law.

  • General Crime
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • Motoring Offences
  • Regulatory Crime Including Inquests

However there are a great swathes of vulnerable people who may ask us for help with other areas of law that do not attract legal aid and they do not have the financial means to obtain help.  

A number of prominent Manchester Solicitors & Lawyers are trying to change things in Greater Manchester following the closure of many free law centres over the past few years. The Greater Manchester Steering Group are seeking volunteers/donations for a very worthy cause.  Many clients who we represent have mental health, welfare benefit, housing issues etc.

Greater Manchester Law Centre

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