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You aren't ‘guilty by association’, and we will fight to prove it

Conspiracy solicitors will tell you that this is a type of case that can pull you in even if you weren't the person responsible. We believe this is unfair and shouldn't be allowed to happen. But if you're realistic about the threat and bring in the right help you can put yourself in a strong position to fight the case. Our specialist conspiracy solicitors have the experience and the tools to get the only thing that matters: a not guilty verdict and a return to normal life.

Being 'lumped in' with other people seems unfair

Being accused of conspiracy can mean the worry of getting dragged down with other people for what they may have been involved in, even if you weren't part of any plan. Even the word 'conspiracy' can sound scary. Feeling you have to justify your exact relationships with friends or colleagues can be frustrating, especially if it is some time later.

Sometimes an accused person won't even know the people they are accused of being in a conspiracy with. This can feel very unfair. People are often accused of being in a conspiracy just for doing a job at work, or even hanging around with friends. People can feel like they have been lumped in with everyone else without any thought as to whether they were actually involved.

If you don't understand how these cases work, including what the law and procedures are, the fear can increase. You can even start to doubt your ability to defend yourself, which increases the stress even more.

Investigators seem biased - unanswered questions cause stress

Conspiracy cases are difficult because it's a sad fact that investigators sometimes rush to judgment. It can't be fair that knowing a person means you're guilty of what they are doing. Police may present themselves as impartial, but before you know it you can discover that they're building a case against you, cherry-picking facts that make you look guilty, when the whole picture could suggest you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police or lawyers are often not much help at explaining what is going on. What is conspiracy? Will I be drawn into this? These are important questions. If they're unanswered it can increase the stress.

People also make the mistake of trusting the police, thinking that it's best to just let things run their course and it will all be OK. The system punishes this type of naivety.

The stress of dealing with a conspiracy case can be overwhelming. The burden on family is heavy, and so is the possibility of prison or financial loss.

Conspiracy cases can be won - the right team can give you an edge

If you take a proactive approach to your case, things can be done to improve the situation straight away.

Finding specialist conspiracy solicitors will give you three key advantages:

Expertise: Knowing what to do to defend your case makes a difference. An experienced conspiracy solicitor will know the right strategy in interview. They may even negotiate with investigators to drop the case. They'll put together a defence team of solicitors, expert witnesses and top barristers.

Focus: Your legal team will bring a focus to your case to edge you closer to it being discontinued or won. Everything the team does will be directed towards that goal.

Time: Conspiracy solicitors know that if they want to persuade other people about you, they need to understand you and your case. This can mean many days working with you. This is how your case can be put across in a clear and impressive way. These cases are hard. There is no substitute for doing the work.

Specialist conspiracy solicitors to guide you through

A conspiracy case doesn't have to mean the end of life as you know it. We're here to help you get through.

Our conspiracy solicitors have been fighting and winning these cases for 40 years. We have refined our methods during that time. Our focus is on the only result that matters: Not Guilty. This is how we do it:

We believe that being connected with someone else is not the same as being guilty. We do everything possible to make sure that the jury doesn't jump to the same conclusions that the prosecution has.

This means listening to you so we know what really happened. Then we go through it all line by line so we can tell the real story. We investigate properly on your behalf, we use the best specialist forensic witnesses. We also have outstanding barristers speaking on your behalf in court so that the jury see the case our way.

Whether it comes during the investigation or at court, we don't rest until we get the result.

Here's what you can do right now to start fighting a conspiracy case

  • Don’t discuss it with anyone who could be a witness against you, especially the police. If you can, share the situation with a friend or family member who is unconnected with what’s going on so that you’re properly supported and have good advice throughout.

  • Don’t send any text messages which potentially create more evidence which could be used against you.

  • Speak to one of our conspiracy solicitors. We'll pick up the phone in the evenings or weekends, and we can usually see you in person or on secure videocall within 24 hours. Even if your interview has already happened, or if you have solicitors in place and your case has reached the court stage, we're happy to speak to you. Don't assume it's too late to bring in specialists and improve things.

  • Get your evidence together. That means text messages, emails, WhatsApp messages, business records, or anything that shows what you were really doing and what you really knew at the time of the allegations.

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Exceptional win rate - 72% of our clients win their cases

Our criminal solicitors fight to win our clients’ cases and the proof is our results. Where a client doesn’t admit the allegation we win at trial or get the case dropped beforehand in 72% of cases.*

We listen carefully

We listen to you and treat your situation as if we were in your shoes. We don’t hire staff unless they have this mindset. Every case is supervised by one of the firm’s directors.

We investigate thoroughly

We do our own thorough investigation and find the best way to present your case to the police, to the prosecutor, or finally to the jury. This means phone, letters, and aggressive advocacy on your behalf at every stage.

Our criminal solicitors never give up

We never give up, and we fight until we get the result. That can mean early mornings, late nights, and commitment to go the extra mile.

* 72% of clients' cases resulted in case being discontinued at investigation or court stage, or not guilty verdict after trial. Data from all criminal clients between  02.2017 and 08.2019 - excludes cases where the client admitted the offence and chose to plead guilty.

No-tricks fixed-fee pricing

We can usually offer a fixed fee instalment plan so you can plan for the expense, and so you can fund your case in stages while it is continuing.

Private representation

Once we have an idea of what kind of case you are facing and what work that will be necessary, we will then be able to provide you with a fixed fee quote. This means that you know before you commit how much your case will cost.

What's included

  • Representation at interview or court hearings

  • Analysing the evidence & investigating

  • Conferences with your lawyers

  • Negotiating with police or prosecutors

Fixed fee from

£4000+ VAT

Free case review - what do I get and how does it work?

Free time with a lawyer

You get dedicated time with one of our specialist criminal solicitors on the phone or in person, with no obligation, for free.

Non-judgmental listening

When we’re talking with you, we promise to be always non-judgmental and sensitive to what you’re going through.

Expert opinion

Our criminal solicitors start by asking you questions so we can understand what’s going on, and we listen carefully to what you tell us.

How long will my free case review last?

Serious cases

In more serious or difficult situations we may need an hour or two in person to go through things with you properly.

Less serious cases

In some cases which are less serious or complex, it may be ten or twenty minutes on the phone.

Unable to help

If it’s obvious straight away that we wouldn’t be able to help, we’ll tell you straight away and point you in the right direction to find lawyers who can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you can't find the answer you’re looking for, contact our leading Criminal Defence Solicitors

Will I have to go to court?

If the case is still being investigated by the police, it is not a foregone conclusion that it will go to court. You should be proactive to get a solicitor to try to stop this from happening before the decision is made. It is important not to just rely on the police seeing things in your favour.

Will I go to prison?

It depends on several factors. This may include how strong the evidence is, what role you are claimed to have had, what kind of conspiracy it is (fraud/drugs/murder etc) and any previous convictions. We would encourage getting in touch to discuss this.

Phone evidence/emails/financial transactions are linked to me. Will I be found guilty?

It's important to not jump to conclusions about the evidence before it can be fully considered. Being connected with somebody's activities is not the same as knowing about them or taking part. Full analysis with your lawyers and any forensic experts will help you understand whether you can deal with certain evidence or not.

I didn't know the other people in the conspiracy, why have I been charged?

The prosecution doesn't have to prove you knew everyone in the conspiracy, but that you were part of a plan with at least one other person to commit an offence or offences.

What if I plead guilty?

Pleading guilty in some cases can mean a lower sentence, more often in financial cases. In major conspiracy drugs cases or conspiracy to murder cases, long prison sentences are more likely even if you plead guilty. Take specific advice for your case from a lawyer on this.

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