Steve Newcombe

What I do

I was a partner in an established law firm in Leicester which merged with TSP over 20 years ago. I became a partner in TSP working in the crime department until 2015 when I took on a consultancy role.

My work involves defending clients in the Crown Court. I have dealt with cases involving serious fraud, murder, and drug related offences. I was one of the first solicitors in England and Wales granted authority from the Law Society to appear before the senior criminal courts. I have been a regular advocate before the Crown Court for 23 years.

Good natured and easy going. Always ready to use my experience in the law to benefit younger members of the firm. Often the go to person with particularly difficult cases. 37 years post qualification experience and counting.

I am a devoted supporter of Leicester City FC and have held a season ticket for many years. I have interests in music and hi fi together with pets which have included two cats and an exceptionally large German Shepherd dog.

I have been with Smiths for a few years now and I was very impressed with how well my legal council represented me. I was a co defender and I feel the company my brother went with could have done better but I cannot fault the way that Smith dealt with my case resulting in me being not guilty.

Client, Crime

Hi Vaz & Steve, I would like at this stage to say a big thank you to both of you for your help, support and understanding through this. It's been a tough time and without you in the background things would have been extremely frightening. The outcome wasn't exactly what we all hoped for but it could and would have been a lot worse without your professional help - Thank you!

Client, Crime

Steve Newcome and team of smiths has been amazing and has gone above and beyond to sort out my legal problems would highly recommend.

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot

Adrian Pearce at Smiths is hands down one of the best (if not THE best) at what he does in the country. He’s represented me twice now,1st time he got me the outcome he said he would which was a shock really.. a good shock! My 2nd case is still ongoing from January 2020. During that whole time he has kept me updated with meetings, calls, emails and letters letting me know how my case was progressing. Any questions I have gets a quick reply. He’s a friendly, positive no nonsense kind of guy, down to earth, tells you how it is and doesn’t promise you the world or sugar coat your situation although when speaking with him it seems like he can pull the impossible off! I wouldn’t hesitate to have Adrian on my side again and I recommend him to anyone that needs his help. Top guy! Thank you

Client, Crime - Trust Pilot