the criminal and regulatory defence lawyers

Expert regulatory, fraud and criminal defence 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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Yvonne Garside represented a member of our family recently. She was at all times caring, warm and approachable regardless of the day or time. A consummate professional, tenacious, informed and effective, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her most highly. PK - Manchester Testimonial - PK - Manchester
I was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and sent for trial to Manchester crown court. I chose Burtoncopeland solicitors to represent me on recommendation and their firm's profile. I selected Yvonne to represent me. Yvonne was my light during a dark period of my life. She gave me hope, strength and laughter making the whole court ordeal a much easier journey. Being a professional and being unfairly charged for perverting the court of justice came as a huge shock to myself and took up a year and a half of my life, emotions and thoughts. Yvonne thankfully was my star who enriched me with her bright vibes and positive spirits and helped me in the most wonderful and genuine of ways. She became not just my solicitor but a dear friend. Yvonne aided me all the way and supported me during the roller coaster process. Thankfully, all charges had been dropped. All thanks to Yvonne and her wonderful work. Thank you Yvonne for keeping my spirits high during a low period. I would recommend Yvonne to everyone for her energy, her compassion, her sincerity and profound knowledge in her field. Her attitude to her work is phenomenal. Her empathy is outstanding. I for one am eternally grateful to Yvonne for going above and beyond for me and my family and would highly recommend her. -
I must commend Miss Hassall for her care attention and professionalism in my case. Her conduct of my case was exemplary and she is a good advert for your firm. Mr L - Manchester
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

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