welcome to burton copeland

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

A big thank-you for helping and supporting my nephew through his case which was so justly and successfully completed recently. I was a Youth magistrate in Manchester 10 years ago and remember how impressed I was with the case you gave to your young clients. I was so relieved that you agreed to help. Thank-you again so much. Mrs H - Manchester
Excellent advice and support from Dan Weed. Professional throughout and an ambassador for your firm. Dan was an outstanding solicitor who gave me professional, measured and practical advice. He ensured we were prepared from every angle in terms of defence position, instructing a barrister and supporting me. He remained calm and considered at times I found testing and stressful – he’s an outstanding advocate. Mr C - West Yorkshire
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
Gave exceptional service and showed you [Carl Miles] cared. The support was exceptional also. Mr G - Manchester

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