If you are facing investigation or prosecution for a criminal offence then you need the very best legal assistance available. The whole process can be extremely distressing and traumatic, which is why you need a vastly experienced criminal defence lawyer who can provide a discrete, sensitive and expert service to both private individuals and corporate employees.

Providing An Expert Defence Against Criminal Charges

At Irwin Mitchell, our expert team of criminal lawyers have successfully defended clients against a wide range of alleged offences. Whether it’s minor road traffic matters or more serious criminal offences, we have developed our enviable reputation in cases involving:

  • Serious fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Theft
  • Violent assaults
  • Sexual offences
  • Money laundering
  • Drugs crimes
  • Traffic offences

For an initial discussion with no obligation, call us on 0370 1500 100. Alternatively you can send us an online enquiry.

Experienced Assistance In Legal Cases Large And Small

Whether the offence is relatively minor or serious and complex, our lawyers understand just how confusing and frightening being arrested or charged with an offence can be.

We focus on providing you with the first class advice and representation you need, communicating with police, investigators and prosecuting authorities on your behalf to ensure your best interests are protected throughout the case.

Our specialist legal assistance is available at every stage of the case. We can advise at the police station if you are subject to an interview under caution, or put in place an expert defence should your case go to court. We can also assist in cases where there is an international element such as drug trafficking or computer crime such as hacking.

Over the years our experienced criminal defence lawyers have successfully defended clients against charges brought by a wide range of bodies, including:

  • Police Fraud Squads and Economic Crime Units
  • City of London Police
  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • British Transport Police (BTP)
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Ministry of Defence (MOD)
  • Federation Against Copyright & Software Theft (FACT)
  • Transport for London (TFL)

Where necessary, we can work with our Public Law & Human Rights team to help you deal with issues of police misconduct or prison law.

We generally accept instructions to act in relation to 'general crime' cases on a privately paying basis. In certain circumstances, for example if the case is a 'very high cost case', we may be able to provide representation if legal aid is available. Contact us and we will advise you on the best way to fund your case.

Committed To Protecting Your Best Interests

When you find yourself at the centre of a criminal case, the first thing you should do is give us a call. Our experienced lawyers will provide clear, straightforward and professional advice, and when the time comes, will fight fearlessly to protect your best interests. 

For an initial discussion with no obligation, call us on 0370 1500 100. Alternatively you can send us an online enquiry and we will get back to you.  

For general enquiries

0370 1500 100

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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

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