When you need us most…
If you are facing criminal charges or an investigation, your reputation and, potentially, your freedom, is on the line. It is vital therefore that you choose legal representation that not only has the expertise you need, but that will also fearlessly defend your rights and treat you with care and understanding.
Our crime team are ranked number one for crime in the East Midlands by the Legal 500, so you can be assured of an excellent service. We have one of the UK’s largest criminal departments and we deal with all aspects of criminal defence; whatever the seriousness or range of charges you are facing.
Criminal charges can be daunting and the legal system is complex which is why our team of defence lawyers will work with you every step of the way, keeping you informed of the progress of your case and building the best defence possible.
With eight offices, each headed up by a partner, our team of experienced defence lawyers visit clients wherever they are held, from the local police station to the Supreme Court and are on hand 24-hours a day. The out of hours contact for each office is:
Burton - 07767 706555
Derby – 07741 264455
Leicester - 07703 262740
Our services include:
- 24hr advice and assistance at the police station
- Representation at magistrates and crown courts
- Action against the police
- Corporate defence
- Motoring offences
Awarded the highest possible ranking by the Legal 500, an independent guide to law firms in the UK, we have also been appointed to the panel of solicitors empowered, by the Legal Aid Agency, to deal with very high cost cases - something very few firms have achieved.
The team includes:
A cornerstone of our organisation is the belief that everyone has the right to the best possible legal representation, irrespective of the allegation they are facing or their financial circumstances. For those eligible for legal aid, a member of the defence team will help with the application, for those not eligible we supply a fixed fee quotation along with options of ways to pay.
We also support clients who have suffered ill-treatment at the hands of the police whether through wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, abuse of power or negligence.
Helping those who have suffered injustice due to unlawful or unfair treatment by the police, either as the victim of a crime or in connection with police investigations into a crime, the team can help with claims for compensation or with complaints and misconduct investigations by the police or the Independent Police Complaints Commission. We can also help with cases arising from arrest and detention, use of force, malicious prosecution, use and/or retention of personal information, search and seizure of property, discrimination and negligence.
Advising on claims against authorities including the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Courts & Tribunal Service, HM Prison Service and the Probation service, the team is headed up by Litigation Expert, Marcus Brown.
To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements contact us.