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.
Robert 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.
I had to write because it is very rare in these times to be able to say thank you and mean it. Unfortunately my son found himself in trouble and…we instructed one of your solicitors to represent him.
In the first instance, Laura Ward Jones attended court and I found her not only to be highly competent but very understanding of mine and my families distress and I thank her very much for her support.
The case was then handed to Suzanne Dooley. I can’t praise her enough! Her standard of professionalism, understanding and support were second to none. She made herself available to me day and night and kept me informed throughout the whole process. She worked tirelessly until the outcome we expected was achieved…..
This has been a very trying time for me and when difficult times present themselves, to have the opportunity to be represented by people who treated the case as if it was one of there own family members was heart warming and gave me the strength to get through all of this.
I thought in this horrible world we lives and the fact that I know you deal with difficult issues on a daily basis that it was appropriate to send this letter to you so that you could see that the work you and your colleagues do really does make a difference to people’s lives. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Mrs S – Assault matter
Rob is an excellent solicitor. [My son] has special needs and he explains everything clearly.