When you need a Criminal Defence Solicitor call us on freephone 0800 916 9082 as soon as possible or contact us online and we will call you. Our team of expert Criminal Defence Solicitors can provide legal representation anywhere in England & Wales.

Criminal Defence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers have an excellent track record successfully representing individuals under criminal investigation and defending people facing criminal charges in Magistrates Court, Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.

We understand that a police investigation or criminal prosecution is always a stressful time. Our expert lawyers will support you throughout and maximise your chances of achieving the best possible outcome.

Our Criminal Defence Solicitors frequently act for individuals who have never faced investigation or prosecution before. We understand the additional impact that being involved in the criminal process can have upon your professional life and employment and we will do what we can to mitigate this impact.

We have been involved in many high profile and complex cases and can use that expertise on your behalf.

If you have been arrested or face a criminal charge in Crown Court or a Magistrates Court, Criminal Defence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon can provide both expert legal advice and specialist criminal defence services.

Why Choose Our Criminal Defence Solicitors?

  1. Track Record: Our Criminal Defence Solicitors have an excellent record in defending criminal charges.
  2. Unrivalled Experience: The nationwide team has the specialist knowledge and experience to be able to maximise your chances of success in defending proceedings in Magistrates Court, the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal.
  3. Reputation: Members of the Slater and Gordon Criminal Defence team have been named and recognised by top legal directories. 97% of clients who choose Slater and Gordon’s Criminal Defence Solicitors would recommend them to others.
  4. Supportive Service: Not only do the Criminal Defence team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer the very best legal service they also understand and appreciate the additional stress a criminal charge can bring, they are on hand to talk you through your case and explain your options clearly right from the enquiry stage.
  5. Nationwide: Slater and Gordon are one of the UK’s largest law firms. No matter where you live we can help.

What our Criminal Defence Solicitors can assist you with

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Sexual allegations including Rape and Sexual Assaults
  • Assault
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Harassment
  • Drugs offences
  • Criminal Damage
  • Driving offences such as speeding and drink/drug driving
  • Business Crime
  • Professional Conduct
  • Regulatory Defence

Fixed Fee Criminal Defence Solicitors

Most criminal defence law firms charge legal fees according to the time they spend on your case.

We believe fixed fees provide greater certainty in terms of cost, so you can make informed decisions and provide complete transparency.

Our fixed fee arrangement works exactly like a quote. You and your Solicitor discuss the matter and develop a plan for how to handle it. You get a fixed fee proposal that sets out the work to be done and how the fee is to be paid. Once we agree what is included, you sign the contract and our Criminal Lawyers start work.

Criminal Defence Solicitor fees are charged in stages rather than on the time involved. In some complex cases where it's difficult to identify an accurate fixed fee, we may seek to agree fees outside of our usual fixed fee process.

An expert Criminal Law Solicitor will provide an initial assessment of your case for a fixed price then advise you on your options and possible defences.

Our fixed fee criminal defence services are for people who do not qualify for Legal Aid or who prefer not to rely on Legal Aid and expect the very best quality service from a team of highly experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers.

When should you contact our criminal solicitors?

If you are suspected of a crime, if you are asked to attend an interview at a police station, or you have been charged with a criminal offence you should contact the team as soon as possible. This will allow us to assist you in the best possible way. You can call our Criminal Defence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9082 or contact us online.

What will happen when you contact us

In your initial contact we will look to gather information about your case to make sure you have the right specialist allocated to deal with your matter.

Your specialist legal advisor may need to gather additional information to make an assessment on your matter.

Using all the information given you will then be given a case assessment with options on the best strategic approach.

We will then agree the best approach and the most cost effective way to achieve this.

Independently recognised as leaders in criminal defence

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017/18 stated that “the service provided by the team at Slater and Gordon is ‘second to none’.

Crime and Misconduct practice head Tim Coolican is ‘an intellectual heavyweight who knows the law backwards’.

The ‘very knowledgeable and organised’ Jonathan Nutman provides an ‘exceptional level of service’ and is praised for his ‘personable, yet steely approach’ and ‘ability to explain things in an easily understandable fashion’.

Slater and Gordon provides an ‘excellent service; all communications are dealt with promptly, professionally, and the team is very knowledgeable’. The practice has a ‘justifiably impressive reputation’ thanks to its ‘high-calibre lawyers who are all industrious, dedicated and tenacious’. Richard Black is ‘one of the most experienced solicitors around’. Also recommended are associate Alan Greenidge, who ‘represents his clients to the highest standards’.

Paul Reddy has a ‘deserved reputation for his private client motoring offences practice’. Solicitor Chris Fallows is ‘emerging as a strong presence in police and private client criminal work’.

Chambers and Partners 2018 commented “Sources appreciate that Tom Nutter "gives clear, frank and reasoned advice. His judgement is invariably sound, and his tactical instincts are repeatedly proved right," adding: "He is down-to-earth and approachable, yet fights his client's corner with unrelenting tenacity and skill."

What our clients say about the team

“The efficiency in which my case was dealt with was fantastic. I felt that it wasn't just 'another case' and S+G actually cared.”

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Whatever criminal offence you have been charged with, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers 24 hours 365 days a year.

Call our Criminal Defence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9082 or contact us online.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Wakefield and Watford.