Welcome to Powell Spencer & Partners

 A lawyer’s skill is to understand a client’s legal problems and to achieve the best outcome.  Justice requires commitment, dedication, skill and hard work. That is what we bring to every case. Across this website you will find many examples of our successful cases and client testimonials.

Meet Greg Powell

Greg Powell has been the Senior Partner of the firm since it was founded on the 1st August 1977.

“Greg Powell…an eminent and outstanding practitioner…” Chambers and Partners  




We have acted successfully in matters as diverse as detention in Guantanamo Bay, cash for honours scandal, manslaughter allegations following major incidents, including the Warwickshire fire disaster and Cumbria rail crash; misconduct in public office, and in every type of crime, murder, conspiracy, fraud, counterfeiting, rape, terrorism and currently in relation to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Justice is fundamental to any society and our core belief is a dedication to justice for all.  Often in challenging circumstances, recovering very substantial damages in injury and medical negligence cases and changing people’s lives through our immigration and family cases. Our hard work over the last 40 years has established our reputation as a firm which delivers excellent advise and representation.

Areas Of Law

The services we provide defines who we are. Explore the wide range of services we provide at the firm.

Meet The Team

Our staff consists of some of the most experienced and reputable lawyers in their respective fields.

Fees & Funding

We believe in providing a transparent service which includes clear details on our fees.

Client Testimonials

"Patient and Persevering"

Sonia, I would like to thank you for the patient and persevering professionalism with which you have handled our case. We were extremely fortunate to have found you as our solicitor. I like the manner with which you clearly outlined our legal case, and how you were always patient, tolerant, and available and ready to address each and every concern we might have.

Mr O


"Compassion and Patience"

In April my son was arrested, he was questioned for 48 hours in police custody and he was subsequently charged for conspiracy to supply drugs. We contacted Powell Spencer & Partners and within an hour we were called by Sandra Riordan (solicitor psp). Those initial 48 hours were extremely stressful, we didn’t know what was happening and couldn’t contact our son. At every stage Sandra Riordan talked us through what was happening and what to expect. It was not just myself or my husband she was supporting it was also my extended family in which she showed compassion and patience.

Mrs O’Connell


"Sonia went the extra mile"

Sonia Dass – immigration lawyer, successfully helped me to bring my husband to the UK on a spousal visa. Sonia provided advice, support on the visa application from beginning to end and clear instructions on what supporting documents were required. Sonia went the extra mile by keeping me up to date with the visa process even on days/hours she was not due to work. Sonia made an extremely daunting process a lot easier to go through. I would highly recommend Sonia Dass to anyone going through any visa/immigration process.



"Thank You Very Much"

I would have no hesitation in recommending Powell Spencer and Partners Solicitor to friends and family in the future … “This is just a quick note to thank you very much for your consistency … I was very lucky to have you as my solicitor. Once again, thank you very much to Helen Tobin, Puja Soni and Mr Mark Troman for your hard work, guidance and friendliness throughout this case.

Mr. P, London


"Thank You Sinead"

Thank you Sinead for all your support. You are a brilliant Solicitor and we couldn’t have had better. Hopefully we won’t have to use your services again but you would be first choice. Thanks again from the family



"Best Advice Best Assistance"

I am very glad that Nanette was my solicitor during my family law case.  She was supportive and knowledgeable and I felt comfortable and secure knowing that she would give me the best advice and assistance.  I now have a new life out of London with my son and there is no longer the fear that he is going to be removed from my care by the local authority.



"I am very grateful to Nanette"

I am very grateful to Nanette for all the hard work she undertook on my case. Her knowledge of the law and procedure was essential and she took great care to prepare me for each step in the proceedings. I am happy to recommend Nanette to my friends and family when they need advice.



"Salt of the earth"

Sometimes out of the blue we get emails or letters that reflect the effort we put in over the years…Here is one Greg Powell got on the 24th July 2019:

“Hope all is well with you. Back in February I suffered a stroke but grateful to still be here, alive. It could be worse. Thanks for all you have done for me over the years…Salt of the earth you are. Nice.”


"Puja made us feel at ease"

On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to PUJA SONI, of Powell and Spencer Solicitors, for her brilliance and dedication shown throughout her dealings and representation in our behalf. Puja made us feel at ease and always answer our questions knowledgeably and professionally, throughout our years with the firm. For anyone to comprehend what I’m saying, they would need to experience it themselves. I would surely recommend Puja to others.

Mr P, London


"She is the best"

Sandy Randhawa is a very good Solicitor and I would recommend her to anyone. She takes pride in her work and deals with every case differently. Sandy endeavours to make sure the client is at ease. Sandy makes sure that any case she takes on, she will put her 110% into it and goes out of the box. I had started my case whilst Sandy was working for another firm of Solicitors and then sandy had decided to move on to far better fields and prospects. I had no faith in the existing Representatives and requested that the case be taken with sandy to the new firm she was moving to. Summary in one sentence: “She is the best” Many thanks for what you achieved, as you actually saved a life.



"We Won"

Criminal charges: An Awful and difficult situation for anyone, a private prosecution by a regulatory authority, a first time in a criminal court and on trial. Two earlier firms of solicitors who really were not listening to what I said or felt and in such situations one longs for the rescue by the cavalry. Greg Powell was recommended as a man of solid reputation and one not afraid to take on the odds. I called him; he listened, and then acted. He carefully considered the case and allocated an excellent barrister who was impeccable. We won. My barrister assigned to the case was always on hand and meticulous in preparing the case.

Orde Levinson, Businessman


"This was the best prepared case"

Here is a testimonial from a defendant facing serious and sensitive charges for which there was a risk of custody beyond 12 years imprisonment if convicted. The defendant was acquitted of all 10 charges in the case, in lengthy and prolonged litigation: “I know how hard you worked on my behalf and I really do appreciate it. I remember (defence counsel) commenting that this was the best prepared case he’d ever worked on. Thank you so so much for your professionalism, tenacity, effort and attention to detail. Words can’t express how I feel at the acquittal. It’s what I had always wanted and hoped for but had felt was impossible after the inevitable prejudice (of certain evidence).”



"Best Result Possible"

Mark, you helped make the best of a very unpleasant experience and I think given the situation you got the best result possible.



"You were positive"

Just a note, to say a big thank you for all your help in securing my Leave to Remain.  When I came to you I had already put in an application for leave to remain which had been turned down. But talking to you and discussing my case with you, you felt sure that you could help us to achieve this.  So with your help a new application was submitted and I was quickly successful in getting my leave to remain.  It was your determination and the content of letters that you wrote that we managed to secure it; and the whole process only took 3 months. You were positive, professional throughout and a joy to work with and I have no hesitation in working with you again should the need arise.

Shawn Smith



RT @JanetDaby Today I called on the Government to do more to help criminal legal aid solicitors. Despite the warm words from @MoJGovUK many smaller firms are struggling financially and Tory cuts are making this situation worse. My constituents deserve access to justice. @the_AYJ pic.twitter.com/ovf7m8F7l7

About 2 years ago from Powell Spencer's Twitter via Twitter for Android



Saloud joined Powell Spencer & Partners in August 2012 after graduating from Brunel University obtaining a first class degree in Economics. Saloud became a Partner in 2018.
Saloud is a qualified Costs Lawyer and leads the firm’s internal costs drafting and costs litigation department, ranging from legal aid to private client.

In recent years Saloud has established a very successful client base and receives instructions ranging from Top 100 firms to Sole Practitioners. Saloud specialises in legal aid costs and provides a wealth of experience with preparing claim forms, drafting bill of costs, complex high cost case plans, points of dispute and replies and advising on general billing procedures.

Saloud is a member of the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL).

Saloud was appointed to the Legal Aid Agency's Review Panel as an Independent Costs Assessor in August 2021.

Professional Testimonials

Saloud is our cost draftsman and he has made a massive difference to the efficiency of this practice and my day to day working life! He has extensive knowledge of criminal legal aid billing and has been able to guide and advise all our staff in this area. He is easy to approach and friendly as well as incredibly efficient and hardworking. He provides an excellent level of service to our firm. I would not hesitate to recommend him.


Shila Kesvari, Partner Of Edward Fail, Bradshaw & Waterson

Saloud Zaman receives my instructions in respect of preparing my criminal and prison law bills which are submitted to the Legal Aid Agency for assessment and payment. I would describe Saloud as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules and guidance in respect of billing files correctly in accordance with the provisions as set out under the Legal Aid contract. Saloud's approach has always been professional yet approachable as he always provides solid and clear advice as and when required. Saloud is also exceptionally hardworking and very diligent. He provides a professional service throughout and comes highly recommended.


Semin Taner, Associate Of Russell-Cooke Solicitors

I have no hesitation in recommending your services and am grateful for your knowledge, diligence and thoroughness in costing my files.


Simon Grove, Partner Of JD Spicer Zeb Solicitors

I have instructed you to provide cost drafting services for my firm for over 18 months. Almost all the files I have sent you have been legally aided care cases. I have allowed you access to my firm's CCMS account to enable you to prepare and submit bills. I have been satisfied with the work you have done and continue to instruct you. I am a partner in my firm and have been a solicitor for over thirty years.


— Maurice Guyer, Partner Of Vickers & Co Solicitors

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