As motorists, we all know how easily it’s done – losing focus for a moment but just long enough to see the speed camera flash, or refereeing an argument between the kids and the resulting prang from accidentally shifting the car into reverse… Whatever the motoring offence, JHR Solicitors are here to help with their reassuring combination of personal service and professional expertise.
Run by solicitor John Ruane, who lives locally in Bramhall with his wife and daughter, JHR Solicitors is one of our newest businesses, setting up just last month. John, however, has a lengthy legal career, working for many years as senior solicitor at one of the country’s biggest criminal motoring firms.
Dealing with all types of criminal motoring matters, from simple speeding cases to serious allegations such as causing death by dangerous driving, John has represented clients in all kinds of cases, having even conducted a number of high-profile cases before the High Court.
It’s this broad experience that he brings to his own firm JHR Solicitors, but with the personal service that’s difficult to come by with larger companies. “During my career I’ve dealt with all kinds of complex cases,” John says. “Clients know that when they instruct me, they’ll be working with someone who has seen it all in this area of criminal law, and who has a proven track record of success.”
Offering legal representation for those who are under investigation as well as those who have been charged with criminal motoring offences, JHR Solicitors work with clients from all walks of life – the majority of whom are ordinary people who have had no prior involvement with the police, and who are finding themselves in the criminal justice system for the first time in their lives.
“Over the years I’ve represented wealthy bankers, teenagers, healthcare workers, professional athletes, pensioners and just about any other profession and age group you can think of,” John says.
“All clients have different goals and objectives. Some are keen to just receive the minimum penalty and avoid a prison sentence, and some place their trust in me to avoid a conviction and thus avert the disastrous professional consequences that would accompany a conviction.”
Representing locals here in Bramhall, individuals across the region and even dealing with cases on a nationwide basis, JHR Solicitors prides itself on offering all the attributes and services of a larger, more established criminal motoring firm, at a lower price point. Costs are around half of what larger firms charge, John says, without compromising on quality or expertise.
Trust and honesty are two key values at JHR Solicitors and during a free consultation, if John feels that the client would be better representing themselves, or that they don’t need the services of a solicitor at all, he will always make that known. Offering frank, honest advice is a priority, and John also advises clients to check whether their car or home insurance policy includes legal expenses cover so that they don’t need to pay for representation.
Originally moving into Bramhall in 1999 with his parents and then returning with his wife in 2018, John runs JHR Solicitors with the help of his wife from a virtual office. When he’s not busy at work, John, his wife and daughter love getting out and about locally, paying a visit to our many fantastic restaurants and supporting local businesses after the hibernation of lockdown.
Any I Love Bramhall readers who want to support John’s local business, meanwhile, can enjoy a discount on JHR Solicitors’ criminal motoring services. Quote I Love Bramhall when you speak to John to receive a welcome 15% discount on your representation fees!
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