Welcome to the PDS

The Public Defender Service was established in 2001 and provides high quality defence representation in all types of criminal cases. Our offices are based in Cheltenham, Darlington, Pontypridd and Swansea.

In 2014 we enhanced our level of service by creating a specialist Advocacy Unit. This unit provides a complete advocacy service with particular emphasis on serious and complex crown court cases. Our Advocates are based across the country and can operate anywhere within England and Wales.