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We are award winning, expert defence and regulatory solicitors, based in Manchester, who have garnered a reputation as one of the UK’s leading criminal law firms.

We have been defending those who have been accused of committing criminal offences 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:

Corporate Crime & Fraud, Criminal Defence, Crown Court Advocacy, Cyber Crime, Financial Crime, HMRC Investigations, Inquests, POCA, Police Station Advice, Prison Law, Professional Discipline, Regulatory, Road Traffic & Motoring Offences, Trading Standards

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

Yvonne instructed me to represent a client facing vast and complex allegations of conspiracy to defraud. She was able through a total dedication to our client’s case to provide him with great reassurance and inspire his confidence. With her help we were able to encourage him to properly engage with the real issues in his case. It was my pleasure to lead for the defence with Yvonne in the team and fighting our corner with all her energy, drive and enthusiasm. She showed excellent client care skills and was always charming, engaging and good humoured. The fact that we won so many of the important issues in the case was in no small measure due to her industry and client care skills. When Yvonne says she will do something, she does it without question or hesitation and with a total commitment to the client and the matter in hand. It was a pleasure to work with Yvonne in this case and I look forward to the next opportunity. Counsel P - London
Thanks to you [Erin Cowley], for you time support and patience Mr H - Manchester
Words can't describe how grateful I am to you [Louise] with all your help in this situation. I don't think it's sunk in yet given how long it has been hanging over us but there's just a massive sense of relief now. I could never have phrased that letter any better and I honestly appreciate everything you did and all the help you have given my mother and I. Thank you so so much for all of your help and how quickly you dealt with it all. Thanks again, will never forget it. Mr M - Cheshire
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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