Being investigated, arrested or charged with any kind of offence can cause great distress and suffering for you and your family.

Our expert solicitors specialise in defending people accused of crimes, including financial crimes and regulatory offences. We have years of experience in representing clients who have been investigated or charged with all kinds of criminal offences, from road traffic matters such as speeding to more serious matters.

If you have been accused of committing a crime or you are being investigated by a regulatory body such as the Financial Conduct Authority or HM Revenue and Customs, we can offer you advice and representation. We can offer discrete, sensitive and professional help whether you are:

  • Facing a possible criminal or regulatory investigation
  • Part of an on-going criminal investigation
  • Charged with an offence

Who Our Crime And Investigations Lawyers Work For

Criminal investigations can affect anyone from any walk of life. We know that no matter what your background is, you want to be able to clear your name as quickly as possible and with the minimum disruption to your family and professional life.

Our regulatory investigations team works with professionals from a range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, construction and sport.

We are recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, independent guides to the legal profession, as one of the leading firms in this area of law.

Call Us Today For Expert Advice On Criminal And Regulatory Investigations

Contact us if you:

  • Have been arrested
  • Are on police bail
  • Have been charged with a criminal offence
  • Are under suspicion of committing an offence
  • Are facing a regulatory investigation
  • Are being prosecuted for a regulatory offence

Call Jason Newall on 0114 294 7983, or contact us online and we will get back to you.


"They have an astounding ability to work through large volumes of material and prepare working schedules which make their cases accessible. They are very hard working and their criminal trial preparation more closely resembles what one would expect from a highly funded civil case." - Legal 500, 2022

"They will do everything needed on a case, are proactive and team players – they bring real value." - Legal 500, 2022

"The team at IM are very hard working. They are always very positive and are a pleasure to work with." - Legal 500, 2022

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Awards & Accreditations

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Legal 500 UK Top Tier Firm 2022
Legal 500 UK Leading Firm 2022
Chambers & Partners UK Top Ranked Firm 2022
APIL Accredited Practice
Legal 500 - 2024 Top Tier
Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm
Leading Firm 2023

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