welcome to burton copeland

We are award winning, expert defence and regulatory solicitors, based in Manchester, who have garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s leading criminal law firms.

We have been defending those who have been accused of committing criminal offences for over 35 years.

The team has the expertise and knowledge to defend people facing charges in all aspects of criminal law. Our solicitors have provided services in the following areas:

Corporate Crime & Fraud, Criminal Defence, Crown Court Advocacy, Cyber Crime, Financial Crime, HMRC Investigations, Inquests, POCA, Police Station Advice, Prison Law, Professional Discipline, Regulatory, Road Traffic & Motoring Offences, Trading Standards

We provide comprehensive legal advice and guidance on cases, assisting people at all stages of prosecution, from initial arrest and investigation through to police station interviews and court proceedings, including Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can rest assured that you will have access to support when you require it.

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I had to write because it is very rare in these times to be able to say thank you and mean it. Unfortunately my son found himself in trouble and...we instructed one of your solicitors to represent him. In the first instance, Laura Ward Jones attended court and I found her not only to be highly competent but very understanding of mine and my families distress and I thank her very much for her support. The case was then handed to Suzanne Dooley. I can't praise her enough! Her standard of professionalism, understanding and support were second to none. She made herself available to me day and night and kept me informed throughout the whole process. She worked tirelessly until the outcome we expected was achieved..... This has been a very trying time for me and when difficult times present themselves, to have the opportunity to be represented by people who treated the case as if it was one of there own family members was heart warming and gave me the strength to get through all of this. I thought in this horrible world we lives and the fact that I know you deal with difficult issues on a daily basis that it was appropriate to send this letter to you so that you could see that the work you and your colleagues do really does make a difference to people's lives. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Mr M - Bury
Thanks to you [Erin Cowley], for you time support and patience Mr H - Manchester
I just wanted to place on record my gratitude for [Kim Holden's] hard work and commitment over the last (almost) three years. I went into the proceedings completely at ease and content and this was due to the extensive preparation and attention to detail. Mr A - Wakefield
Mr K said about Kim Holden, "[She] has very good positive energy which instilled a lot of confidence in me and [she] seemed very intelligent which made me feel very comfortable about my situation. [She] is a credit to Burton Copeland." Mr K - Yorkshire

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