CRIMINAL SOLICITORS


If your career, reputation or freedom are at stake, our serious crime solicitors are ready to protect you

Call us for free legal advice from our top rated serious crime solicitors. We get many cases dropped by getting involved early. Getting a proper analysis of your case helps you know what steps you need to take to win the case and get your life back.

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.

It is a mistake to assume that all criminal lawyers provide a similar service. Having a top law firm with a really good win rate on your side can make the difference between winning and losing. Don’t take the risk.

* 71% of clients’ cases resulted 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.

Our serious crime solicitors have acted in some of the most important trials of the last forty years including:

  • The defence of Warren Allen, wrongfully accused of the murder of Kelvin Easton, the so-called ‘unavenged killing’ linked to the police shooting of Mark Duggan, which in turn sparked the London Riots.

  • The final trial in The Buckingham Palace Bribery Case, in which our client achieved the only not guilty verdict.

  • Representation of several defendants in criminal proceedings resulting from the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.

  • Our serious crime solicitors defended someone accused in the final criminal case brought as a result of a ‘Fake Sheikh’ Sun newspaper sting. Our client, a court employee accused of corruption, was found not guilty. 25 other defendants in the case were convicted.

  • The Supreme Court murder case of Hookway, which led to the Police Bail Crisis of 2011, then rush emergency legislation by the government, and finally the reform of bail law under the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

  • The Strangeways Prison Riot. The biggest prison riot in UK history. We represented the ring leader Alan Lord, who was acquitted of murder.

  • The 2018-2019 Unaoil Bribery Case, in which members of the Western oil industry companies are accused of paying bribes for contracts to rebuild Iraq’s oil infrastructure. The Huffington Post investigated and uncovered the scandal and has called it the World’s Biggest Bribe Scandal.

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.

Then we will be able to give you a clear and straightforward explanation of:
  • What the law says What the possible or likely outcomes are

  • What steps you take to improve the situation

  • What we would charge to help, or if legal aid is a good option

How long will my free case review last?

Less serious cases

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

Serious cases

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

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.

ADVANTAGES OF CALLING US TODAY:

  • Our reviews show that we care and fight for each one of our clients.

  • We have an excellent track record since the 1970s and our serious crime solicitors have acted in some of the major trials of modern times. See below.

  • We believe that you are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way round, and we will fight for you on that basis.

  • If your case is serious or complex, we will look at the possibility of legal aid funding if private is not an option.

  • Our serious crime solicitors do the proactive investigation to prove your case as the police should have done the first time around.

REPRESENTATION NATIONWIDE

Our criminal solicitors accept clients throughout England and Wales in our offices around the country

If it’s a case we can take on, we’ll defend you at any police station or court in England or Wales. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Salford, and we’re happy to have a consultation with you on the phone or in person.

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