murder and manslaughter defence solicitors

Allegations of murder or manslaughter are incredibly serious and can carry very heavy punishments, including a life sentence in prison. This is why it is vital you seek support as early as possible to ensure you have the best legal advice and representation possible.

The criminal defence team at Burton Copeland has the experience to provide the type of service you require to defend such serious cases. If you have been accused of committing manslaughter or murder, please contact our solicitors today so we can get started on building your defence. Contact us by either calling 0161 827 9500 or by filling in our online form and letting us know a suitable time to get back to you.

what is the difference between murder and manslaughter?

The law surrounding murder and manslaughter is very complex, making it vitally important that your solicitor has a firm understanding of the differences and the legislation surrounding these crimes. Simply put, murder is the unlawful killing of another person by someone of sound mind and discretion, while manslaughter is categorised by two types:

  • Voluntary manslaughter - this is the unlawful killing of another person by a reasonable person with no previous intent to kill
  • Involuntary manslaughter - this refers to an unintentional killing, usually as a result of a negligent or reckless act

Murder and manslaughter can result from many situations, including domestic violence, gang-related crime, assaults, cruelty and criminal negligence.

why choose burton copeland?

Our criminal defence team has over 35 years of experience in defending those who have been accused of committing serious crimes. We understand the gravitas of these cases and will work with you to ensure you have the best possible defence and support throughout proceedings, including investigation and prosecution.

We handle all murder and manslaughter cases confidentially and sensitively, with an understanding that legal representation may be needed at any time during this difficult period. For this reason, our team is contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you have a query or require the most current update on your case, you can therefore always get in touch with us.

speak to a solicitor today

You should not face an accusation of murder or manslaughter alone. Speak to one of our solicitors today so we can get started on building a defence tailored to your needs. Contact our Manchester office on 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or on 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, fill in our online form and a member of the team will get in touch at a more convenient time for you.