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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

Thank you [Ken Berry] for your complete support from the earliest stages to the very last moment... Both you and Julia where the linchpins in a forceful and ultimately effective defence. Each of you in your own way have been able to carry me through the difficult times and there were many of these... I think that there are only a handful of cases in which one can legitimately claim credit by the result for all of the industry in preparing a defence. This was not a single battle it was a campaign... We together have managed to defeat a very well funded government department and if I may say so in some style... You are without doubt one of the most able, conscientious and hard-working people it has ever been my pleasure to work with. Counsel T - London
Although I only worked with Charlotte as a client for a short time, I found her knowledge and experience very reassuring and we got the desired outcome with very little fuss. Miss T - Manchester
Having asked several members of the legal profession for a recommendation the name that came forward each time was that of Damian Wall. His preparation throughout was meticulous and he left no stone unturned and his tactical nous caught the prosecution off guard. Damian’s perseverance and his approach to the trial strategy along with that of my counsel Brendan Kelly QC was superb and at the verdict Damian’s reaction said it all, he cared. Outcome - not guilty. Mr A - North West
I couldn't ask for a better service. I really can't think of anything to express the total respect I have for everyone that helped me. Thank you all so very much. Mr M - Manchester

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