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Criminal Law

Smith Partnership’s Criminal Department is one of the largest in the UK with expertise in all fields of Defence work.


An enviable reputation throughout the region is built on more than 20 years’ experience dealing exclusively with such litigation. Our geographical spread is enhanced by dedicated departments at all our locations, each headed by a partner.

With a proven record in the preparation of cases at every level of seriousness, we are able to advise in all areas, including:

•    Advice and Assistance at the Police Station
•    Representation at the Magistrates and Crown Courts
•    Corporate Defence
•    Motoring Offences

The Department’s size and depth of experience enables us to act in the defence of prosecutions brought by all relevant agencies. We deal with the whole spectrum of criminal work, both publicly and privately funded.

Our expertise has recently received significant recognition by our appointment to the panel of solicitors empowered, by the Legal Services Commission, to deal with very high cost cases. Only a limited number of firms have achieved this status. 

Our Criminal Lawyers don't do 9 - 5. We have a 24 hour contact number so we can help you any time of day on 07741264455. 

Main Contacts:

Derby:              Andy Oldroyd
Leicester:         Kevin McGrath
Burton:             Neil O’Driscoll

Stoke:     Mike Kimberley

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