the criminal and regulatory defence lawyers

Expert criminal defence, regulatory and driving offence lawyers, who have garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s leading criminal law firms. Based in Manchester but serving the whole of the UK. We have been fighting for justice for our clients 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:

White Collar Financial Crime and Fraud, Criminal Offences, Inquests, Police Interview Advice, Prison Law, Regulatory and Professional Discipline, Driving Offences.

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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testimonials

Thank you [Ken Berry] for your complete support from the earliest stages to the very last moment... Both you and Julia where the linchpins in a forceful and ultimately effective defence. Each of you in your own way have been able to carry me through the difficult times and there were many of these... I think that there are only a handful of cases in which one can legitimately claim credit by the result for all of the industry in preparing a defence. This was not a single battle it was a campaign... We together have managed to defeat a very well funded government department and if I may say so in some style... You are without doubt one of the most able, conscientious and hard-working people it has ever been my pleasure to work with. Counsel T - London
Excellent advice and support from Dan Weed. Professional throughout and an ambassador for your firm. Dan was an outstanding solicitor who gave me professional, measured and practical advice. He ensured we were prepared from every angle in terms of defence position, instructing a barrister and supporting me. He remained calm and considered at times I found testing and stressful – he’s an outstanding advocate. Mr C - West Yorkshire
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
Although I only worked with Charlotte as a client for a short time, I found her knowledge and experience very reassuring and we got the desired outcome with very little fuss. Miss T - Manchester

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