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One of the UK's leading criminal defence teams, we provide representation on all criminal law matters, from driving offences to serious criminal allegations and complex fraud.
We advise people from the earliest stages of a case - before charges have been brought - through to court proceedings. We are experienced advocates at all levels of the criminal justice system, from the Magistrates' Court through to the Court of Appeal and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
The Legal 500 (2022) ranks our team in Tier 2 where we are described as "absolutely top notch for the discerning client." Our experts "manage to balance clear sighted, incisive tactical and strategic advice, alongside fantastic client care. Clients obviously and rightly feel like they are in good hands, and that their lawyers are on their side."
We have a "well-regarded team with extensive experience managing high-profile cases," according to Chambers UK (2021). One source said we have "the right manpower to tackle complex and multi-faceted cases without being overwhelmed and the strong expertise required to provide sound advice to its clients."
- We are recognised as one of the leading criminal solicitors in the UK, with an international reputation. The team is highly rated by lawyers' directory the Legal 500, and Jae Carwardine is recognised as a leader in her field.
- We are one of the few firms recognised by The Legal Services Commission to undertake cases involving serious fraud, large-scale or serious crime, money laundering, terrorism and other high-profile cases.
- We have Legal Services Commission franchises enabling us to undertake most areas of work for publicly-funded clients.
- We also run an extensive private practice at competitive hourly rates and have represented many professional people in cases with serious career implications - for example R v Sir Stephen Richards.