FAQs

Based in London

Providing defence for general crime, fraud, white-collar crime and motoring offences.

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You can find the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

someone I know has been arrested, I think the police may be looking for me

You should contact us immediately if you, your friend, or a loved one has been arrested and taken to a police station. We will be in a position to make urgent contact with them directly at any police station where they may be held. The sooner you can let us know, the better we will be able to protect their rights. We are able to provide free legal advice, in any case, at the police station.

I have been invited to the police station for a voluntary interview.

Unfortunately, you are now a suspect in a criminal investigation. For obvious reasons, you must make contact with a lawyer. It is important to remember that anything you say to the police officer, even over the phone, before the interview, can be used against you in certain circumstances. We are able to liaise with the police officer on your behalf, thereby protecting your position from the outset. We will then try to get as much information as possible about the allegation you face. We are able to provide free legal advice in this situation.

I have received a summons to attend court in the post

It is imperative you make contact with us as soon as possible so that we can provide you with early advice. We will be able to obtain your case papers from the Crown Prosecution Service. We can also make an application for Legal Aid on your behalf. If you qualify for Legal Aid, you may be eligible for free legal advice at the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court.

I have been invited to the police station for a voluntary interview/ Caution plus 3 interview.

Unfortunately, you are now a suspect in a criminal investigation. For obvious reasons, you must make contact with a lawyer. It is important to remember that anything you say to the police officer, even over the phone, before the interview, can be used against you in certain circumstances. We are able to liaise with the police officer on your behalf, thereby protecting your position from the outset. We will then try to get as much information as possible about the allegation you face. We are able to provide free legal advice in this situation.

Do you accept cases outside of your immediate area?

Yes. We represent clients from all areas of England and Wales.

What are your office hours?

Our normal offices hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm. We also have an emergency 24-hour telephone number and represent clients in the police station at all hours.

Who will have conduct of my case?

Depending on the complexity of the case and the funding arrangement agreed upon, you will have a fee earner assigned to your case, who will be your point of contact at the firm. You will be informed of the fee earner with the conduct of your case from the outset.

I have already instructed another firm of solicitors, but I am not happy with the way my case is being dealt with. Can you still deal with my case?

Yes, we can. At any point, you are able to instruct a firm of solicitors of your own choice. You should contact us as soon as possible so that we can request your case papers from your previous lawyers. Even if you were being dealt with under legal aid, we may still be able to transfer the legal aid certificate to this firm, in certain circumstances.