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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From the outset Yvonne delivered an outstanding service. Everything was explained to me at every step of the way and I was fully informed of all aspects of my case. I would highly recommend Yvonne Garside to anyone facing difficulties with the Criminal justice system. Yvonne is a true credit to Criminal Law, Thank you Mr R - Manchester
Bryan [McMahon] was very helpful and thorough [with] good communication skills. Mr S - Manchester
The case is nearly over and the judge has starting summing up today so fingers crossed, the Jury will return with the correct decision. Whatever the outcome, I would like to thank you [Kim], Sue and everyone at Burton Copeland who has worked on the case and express my further gratitude to the fact that you instructed Rick Holland and Alex Leach to work on my behalf. Both have worked tirelessly on my case and attention to detail has been second to none. In particular, Rick Holland whom I know has been working from the early hours every morning and weekends even before the trial commenced. The sacrifices to his life in order to do this are above and beyond what could be expected from anyone. I could not imagine how hard that someone could work to ensure that justice is served correctly on a fellow citizen and I feel that every decision and tactical move that Rick has made has been the correct one. The whole situation is now nearing an end and I have actually enjoyed working with them both and have learnt a lot at the same time. I would not hesitate to recommend either of them and feel that any of your clients whom have the privilege of being represented by Rick or Alex can rest assured that they are in the best possible hands. I would just like to reiterate, whatever conclusion reached by the Jury, I know that I have had the best defence possible and both are a credit to the legal system and you should not hesitate to instruct either for your future clients. Mr H - Greater 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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