Our criminal defence solicitors have expertise in several areas of criminal law. We defend clients charged with serious criminal offences, leading to trials in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court. Our experience is at all levels of the criminal process, from attending an initial interview with the police through charge, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court preliminary hearings and ultimately to trial. Our experienced criminal defence solicitors also have experience in the Court of Criminal Appeal.
We are able to handle the full range of criminal cases and our experience includes cases involving allegations of:
The type of assistance we can provide includes:
The cases we are involved in regularly attract TV and press coverage and we are well used to managing this and to helping our clients through all aspects of what can often be a highly stressful experience. We are acutely aware of the sensitivities involved in managing a criminal case for professional and other clients and the potential for serious career and reputational damage. Given our complementary expertise in defending professionals facing regulatory and disciplinary investigations, we are especially conscious of the potential regulatory ramifications of criminal cases, and vice versa, and are very well-placed to advise on each of these aspects, with an eye on the bigger picture where there are potentially multiple simultaneous investigations.
We have particular expertise in defending healthcare professionals, having dealt with many sexual assault, gross negligence manslaughter and NHS Counter-fraud cases, as well as numerous others. We have also assisted clients in defending criminal allegations arising from health conditions such as alcoholism and drug addiction. We regularly act in other proceedings arising from the same circumstances, including regulatory investigations and hearings, Inquests, civil claims and a number of successful challenges of information included in enhanced DBS certificates.
Telephone: (020) 3137 4800