A small introduction

About Us

Cousins Tyrer was established in its present form in December 1993 with two Partners and two support staff.  The Practice has grown since then and had three Equity Partners. James Littlehales having joined the Partnership and then left in March 2008. Helen Cousins left 30/9/13 to take up a post as a District Judge. David Tyrer retired on 31/3/18. Craig Sutcliffe became a Partner from 1/4/18 leaving two equity Partners.

David Tyrer will act as a Consultant for the Firm. The current Partners Aysha Mazharuddin and Craig Sutcliffe are accredited duty Solicitors and both have higher rights of audience in the Crown Court.


They are ably assisted by assistant Solicitors Marcus Waite and Andrew Vickers. Marcus is also an accredited duty Solicitor and has higher rights of audience in the Crown Court. Andrew is an experienced accredited duty solicitor.The Firm employ a number of support staff who assist the Partners and fee earners.

The Practice provides legal services to people accused of offences under Criminal Law and matters arising within Prison Law. Our policy in these matters is to be open, honest and frank with our clients and to represent their interests to the best of our ability.