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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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
Anthony Smith has a deserved first-class reputation in serious and organised Criminal defence work. His dedication and commitment to his clients is second to none and the service he provides them is absolutely faultless. From the barrister's perspective his case preparation is immaculate and he's not just an astute tactician but an absolute delight to work alongside. Counsel N - London
Having completed a customer satisfaction survey, I feel I need to write a letter to express my gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work carried out by Erin during the case. Her commitment and drive to put the case together was exemplary and over the two and a half years of constant reading, discussion and guiding me through the legal process, I could not give any negative comments towards her work ethics. To add to this my QC, Nick Clarke commenting upon receiving his case transcript from Erin, that it was the best he had ever received, which is testament to Erin’s work and dedication. Her communication skills and in fact, her personality, in my opinion, puts her ahead of all other solicitors I have met and is a credit to Burton Copeland. If I am ever asked to recommend a solicitor, I would have no hesitation in recommending Erin. Mr S - Lancashire
Laura [Ward-Jones] was absolutely fantastic, very professional, giving accurate and good advice Mr F - Manchester

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