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.

If you are seeking the assistance of an Advocate for your case which has been disrupted as a result of a ‘no return’ please complete the Request PDS assistance form and email it to PDSassistance@justice.gov.uk

Request for PDS Assistance form