Criminal Lawyers

Our team of criminal lawyers have years of experience in supporting individuals, groups and businesses in a wide range of criminal legal matters.

Leading advice and support throughout your legal matter.

Our team provide the highest quality legal support and court representation for the most serious of allegations and offences, including a range of private and business matters.

If you have been accused of committing an offence, no matter how severe, please get in touch with our criminal lawyers at the earliest opportunity to discuss your case.

 

Legal aid

We do not offer our services through legal aid, as we believe we can provide better results and better service when we have the freedom to advise and defend you properly.

Generally, we find that choosing a private option instead of legal aid can end up being more cost-effective when considering legal aid contributions or recovering defence costs if convicted.

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members on 0161 969 3131

Why us?

  • Our criminal law team is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means we’re there whenever you need us.
  • We can represent individuals, families, private businesses, and public organisations with everything from minor offences to the most severe crimes.
  • We don’t judge. We’re here to help ensure you receive the best possible legal advice and support throughout your case, regardless of the allegations.
  • We’ve seen it all before. With decades of experience amongst our team, you’ll have access to some of the most knowledgeable and successful criminal solicitors that Manchester has to offer.
  • Our Head of Crime, Rachel Fletcher, is certified as a “Recommended Lawyer” by the Legal500.

Frequently asked questions

What does a criminal lawyer do?

A criminal lawyer helps defend individuals or businesses suspected or charged with a criminal offence. It is their job to gather the facts of the case, advise you on the best strategy and likely outcomes, protect your legal rights, and support you through every stage of the legal process.

When do I need a criminal lawyer?

If you are accused of a criminal offence by the police, you should immediately seek advice from a solicitor. It’s crucial to speak to a solicitor before a police interview and to have a solicitor on hand to represent and support you throughout the interview. This helps to protect your rights and ensures you have access to legal advice specific to your case.

What classifies as a criminal offence?

Any act that violates the law can be classified as a criminal offence and punished by the justice system. In the UK, criminal offences are split into three types: summary offences, either way offences, and indictable only offences. They differ based on the severity of the crime, ranging from the minor (summary offences) to the most serious (indictable only).

Meet the Team

Our crime team are experts in their field and will provide you with the most effective service possible, from start to finish, to get the best possible result.

They have broad-ranging experience across personal and business-related matters.

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