About Us

Business Defence Law is brought to you by Josiah Hincks Solicitors. We are Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No 51244. A list of Partners is available on request. Please refer to our main website at http://www.josiahhincks.co.uk for more information.

Josiah Hincks Solicitors was established in 1927 and now has 5 offices across Leicestershire, employing over 50 people. Our specialist Business Defence team are here to help protect your business against all kinds of attacks, from employment issues up to criminial and regulatory prosecutions.

Our Team

Our business defence team comprises a mix of criminal law specialist and commercial lawyers, blended to provide the best quality advice on regulatory and corporate crime matters, with an unsurpassed level of service. The team is made up of:

 andrew Andrew Eagle
Senior Partner

Andrew is Senior Partner of Josiah Hincks Solicitors. Andrew is a commercial lawyer and known for his “outside of the box” thinking. Andrew oversees the Business Defence Team ensuring that quality of advice and service is paramount to everything we do.

Andrew deals with regulatory and litigious matters.

Telephone: 0116 2551811
Email: rae@josiahhincks.co.uk


  Peter Millward
Peter Millward is a Solicitor in the firm’s Business Defence team and is based in Market Harborough.

Since qualifying in 1978 Peter Millward has been one of the regions foremost criminal and regulatory solicitors.  As a defence solicitor Peter has conducted some of the country’s most high profiles cases including the landmark House of Lords’ case of R v R [1992] 1 A.C. 599, recently voted by lawyers and academics as one of the most important cases of the 20th Century.

Peter provides specialist advice to businesses and individuals across a range of business defence issues such as Health and Safety investigations, licensing matters, local authority investigations and revenue offences.  His knowledge and experience in regulatory work has led to numerous instructions in bringing prosecutions on behalf of bodies such as the Department of Work and Pensions, Department of trade and Industry (now the Department of Business Innovation and Skills), Local Authorities and the RSPCA.

In additional to providing expert analysis and advice on technical areas of law Peter is an exceptional trial advocate who enjoys a formidable success rate.  He regularly attends court to represent clients on a broad range of regulatory, criminal and motoring prosecutions.

Telephone: 01858 462 462

Email: pmillward@josiahhincks.co.uk

 steven Steven Mather

Steven qualified in 2008 and has been with Josiah Hincks Solicitors since 2011. He is a Partner and heads up the Firm’s Litigation & Disputes department.

Steven therefore provides business defence support from a commercial aspect, whether that is in relation to defending a business which is being sued (or wants pursue a claim itself) to preparing commercial contracts and documents to ensure all round protection from start to finish.

Telephone: 01858 462 462
Email: smather@josiahhincks.co.uk

  Alistair Haggerty
Solicitor Advocate
 Alistair joined Josiah Hincks in 2015. He is a Solicitor Advocate, which means he enjoys dealing with Court appearances from Magistrates Court, County Court and High Court.

He is an employment law specialist and therefore helps businesses through the employment law minefield. He also specialises in Sports Law and all types of regulatory prosecutions.

Telephone: 01530 835 041
Email: ahaggerty@josiahhincks.co.uk