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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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
"You couldn't improve....[Emma Hassall] who took my case was so sweet and kind. She was lovely, give her a raise..." Mr W - Manchester
Thank you for all your hard work and help with my mum. You [Erin Cowley] were brilliant! Miss K - Cumbria
Dear Sir, I wish to thank you greatly for the well-informed help you gave me with regard to my recent Fire Arms Revocation Order. It is easy to take for granted the many benefits of NRA membership but I had never imagined that after being a member for a decade that the provision of legal assistance would be useful. It was a surprise to me when the Thames Valley Police (TVP) ordered the revocation of my License especially as it arose from a nearly three decade old financial dispute in another country, no less. You were my first point of contact and explained both the law and made useful suggestions on how to argue the case. Through my NRA insurance I was able to make a claim to LIM and was put in contact with the knowledgeable solicitor Mr. Tim Andrew of Burton Copeland of Manchester. Presenting TVP with the facts, Mr. Andrew made a persuasive case that the reasons in law for revocation should not apply to my circumstances. The Fire Arms Officer accepted his argument and my License will now be reinstated. The ownership of Fire Arms in the United Kingdom is a privilege and not a right. But ensuring that the law operates fairly however often requires resources. Thank you. National Rifle Association member - Oxfordshire

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