Our Crime Team deals with all types of cases with a criminal justice element from all over London. We are particularly focused on criminal defence at all stages of the police investigation and court proceedings.
*We take walk-in appointments, but please call or email if you want to be guaranteed an appointment with an experienced criminal lawyer. We always aim to give realistic and practical advice. The initial consultation meeting will always be free.*
There have been many changes to legal aid and there are many individuals who struggle to find representation due to cuts. If you are eligible for legal aid, we will help you with your application. If it is granted, then you will be represented by an experienced solicitor-advocate or barrister in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.
The Crime Team are passionate about access to justice and effective representation. We deal with a diverse range of cases and our advocates frequently challenge injustice.
We do offer pro bono advice and assistance, but due to our limited resources, we cannot guarantee representation at a hearing if this is the case.
We deal with cases from the beginning when the police make an arrest or invite you to a police station for a formal interview, and throughout the court proceedings whether it stays at the Magistrates’ Court or is sent to the Crown Court. We will appeal any unfair conviction or sentence. If your case is deemed to have a point of principle of general application, then we will even pursue it through the appeal courts.
We are also happy to discuss problems with individuals who are already in prison and may need some advice.
Where we have to charge, we will usually do so for a fixed fee so you know precisely what we will do and how much it will cost:
£40 fixed fee, £40 per hour after the first hour.
Representation at Police Station
Free if no other lawyer has yet attended on the same matter, otherwise £250 fixed fee.
Magistrates Appearance – Advice & Representation
Trials and other contested hearings: £450 fixed fee; all other hearings: £150 fixed fee.
Crown Court Appearance – Advice & Representation
Trials and other contested hearings: £950; all other hearings: £350 fixed fee.
If any kind of criminal justice issue arises please contact us on 020 8619 9633 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org