One of my earliest memories as a child, was being taken to Birmingham magistrates court by my late father. Although I was one of four sons. he only took me. Years later, I pondered as to whether he wanted me to see the amazing building or whether he wanted me to grow to become a criminal solicitor. I think it was the latter.
I entered the legal journey many years ago and having worked for one of the Midlands largest and busiest criminal firms, I gained vast experience in all types of cases, from the most trivial to the most serious. Years later, an opportunity arose to open my own firm with my business partner Julie Maguire. For us it was a new adventure and a new challenge, one that we welcomed with open arms. It was an opportunity to help people to the best of our ability.
FAQ’s From Khizar Hyatt
How do I get the best from my lawyer?
Trust is a very important relationship between solicitor and client. You have to trust that your lawyer will do the best for you in every situation. You also have to ensure that you always provide prompt and accurate information to your solicitor when it is required.
How much will it cost?
Mostly criminal cases will be covered by legal aid depending on financial circumstances. If someone is not entitled to legal aid than we predominantly offer a fixed fee service which is affordable for our clients. This allows the client to know fully at the outset what they will be paying for representation.
What should I expect?
Criminal cases can take a long time so expect long delays before decisions are made and always remain patient
How long will it take?
At the police station, if arrested you should have a decision within 24 hours. If you are bailed than you can expect to receive a decision about your case within 6 months.
If your case is in the magistrates court your case should be concluded within 3 months.
If your case is in the crown court than your case should be concluded within 12 months.
Will you keep me informed of the progress made?
Every step of the way in whichever way you prefer.
Can you guarantee I will be successful in my case?
We would be lying if we guaranteed you success as the decision of your case is often in the hands of the magistrates or the jury and there decision will be based on the case and evidence presented. What we do guarantee is that we will try our very best and do all in our power to try and ensure you receive a successful outcome.
What do you like most about being one of the directors of greens solicitors?
I love being part of the leadership of a very professional, ambitious and successful team of lawyers, who thrive to do the best for their clients.
Why should I bring my case to you?
There are countless lawyers out there for clients to choose from, there’s no doubt about that. Some promise the world to get clients but deliver empty words. I don’t want to sell myself but what I can assure you is that you will receive honest, robust and diligent representation every step of the way.