Head of the Youth Crime Department
Robert is arguably the pre-eminent Youth Court lawyer in the Greater Manchester area, with 25 years in criminal defence and over 15 years of specialising in Youth Court work and is Head of the Youth Crime Department within Burton Copeland .
Robert is well respected by the Magistrates and by colleagues alike. He is adept at building good relationships both with the young clients and their parents.
Robert deals with all types of youth crime from the most minor public order or criminal damage offences right through to the most serious of matters such as drugs supply, sexual offences, robbery, serious assaults and wounding.
Robert has a high success rate in trials and an impressive record of keeping young people out of custody.
R v F – acted on the very first witness anonymity application made by the Crown Prosecution Service in Manchester. Robert successfully opposed the application in a case of dwelling burglary and as a result other charges were dismissed.
R v X – acted in a rare case of attempting to acquire a biological toxin. As a result of Robert’s efforts, the young client received a non-custodial disposal at the conclusion of the case. Press Coverage
R v D – represented a young person with significant emotional and behavioural difficulties charged with a very large number of offences. As well as maintaining a good relationship with the client, Robert successfully argued for a non-custodial disposal despite the large number of charges brought.
R v L – client charged with making threats to go on a “shooting spree” at school. Case concluded at first appearance by way of a referral order.
R v W – client facing 6 different sets of proceedings and ended up being sentenced for approximately 25 offences committed over a 3 month period. The client suffered with complicated emotional and behavioural issues, after plea in mitigation received a Youth Rehabilitation Order.
Just to say thanks for all your help Robert [Moussalli] – you’re a diamond.
Thank you [Rob Moussalli] for everything you have done for my sons over the last couple of years. I don’t know what we would do without you. I recommend you to all my friends.
You’re the best solicitor around Rob [Moussalli]. I tell all my mates to ask for you.
You [Rob Moussalli] are the best. I never use anyone else and never will.
Rob is an excellent solicitor. [My son] has special needs and he explains everything clearly.
I recently used Burton Copeland for an allegation against my son. This was an extremely upsetting and difficult time for us as family and we were fortunate enough to receive help and advice from Rob Moussalli. I cannot thank him enough for his support and professionalism throughout the time we needed assistance. There is not enough praise I can give him that would do justice to how much he helped us. You are an amazing solicitor Rob and a lovely man thank you again !
K Hudson – Google review
[Rob] thanks for your invaluable help and counsel over the years…you are the best solicitor I could have hoped. Never forget that. You are more amazing than I feel you give yourself credit for. Again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am forever in your debt for my freedom.
Mr F. Manchester
I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional professionalism and support during a difficult time. When my son, who was 17 at the time and carrying a knife, found himself in a challenging situation, your presence and guidance were invaluable.
Your calm demeanor and ability to navigate this sensitive issue, even as he turned 18 while waiting for police caution, reassured us greatly. Your dedication to ensuring his safety and well-being was evident throughout the process, and I cannot thank you enough for your assistance.
Your commitment to your profession and genuine concern for individuals in crisis make you a true asset. We are fortunate to have had you by our side during this ordeal. Thank you once again for your outstanding support.