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POLICE STATION REPRESENTATION

“Strong, skilful advice at the police station is vital to the outcome of a case”

We have a dedicated team of Solicitors and Police Station Representatives available to provide 24 hour round the clock, advice and assistance. We can be contacted on our office number from 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday and on our 24 hour emergency numbers 07956900667 and 07956565819 evenings and weekends. This service is provided free of charge to all clients who have been arrested or who attend a police station voluntarily to be interviewed under caution.

We are based in West London but will attend police stations throughout London within a reasonable time. In more serious cases we also cover police stations by appointment throughout the UK. We appreciate that being under arrest or investigation is very stressful and will advise you of your on-going rights from being detained, during police interview and at any subsequent return to the police station.

Please note that anyone arrested or attending a police station voluntarily for interview  is entitled to consult a solicitor free of charge. We strongly advise that you seek legal advice and exercise your rights. Police powers are extensive and far reaching and a detainee has to make important decisions which may affect the outcome or progress of their case. This will include include whether to answer police questions, whether to agree to participate in an identification procedure or provide the police with samples such as fingerprints or blood.

Your choice of the firm to instruct to represent you at an early stage of an investigation will affect the manner and way that the case will proceed against you. Call our team and let us support you to a positive outcome.

COURT REPRESENTATION

“We pride ourselves on meticulous preparation in every case”

MAGISTRATES COURT

Once charged all criminal cases commence in the Magistrates’ Court and a large percentage remain there, till conclusion such as driving offences, minor assaults and theft. Matters of a more serious nature will be dealt with in the Crown court. We have in-house Solicitors and Counsel as well as external Barristers who will deal with your case from the outset to help you through the Court process.

We regularly attend Magistrate’s Courts throughout London conducting bail applications, pleas in mitigation and dealing with trials. At the beginning of your case we will process your application for Legal Aid if necessary or provide you with competitive rates for private paying clients.

We will thoroughly prepare all aspects of your case including taking your instructions, advising on the evidence, tracking witnesses and obtaining statements, instructing experts if required and of course securing you the most appropriate advocates to represent you at court.

CROWN COURT

Where the case progresses to the Crown Court we can guide you through the process. We will examine the evidence, obtain your instructions and advise you of your options. It is essential that you have all the information so as to allow you to make informed decisions about your case.

Your case will be prepared by an experienced solicitor and if the matter proceeds to trial you will be represented by an experienced criminal barrister. Over the years we have built close relationships with high ranking chambers and will select the most suitable barrister or Queens Counsel (QC) to deal with your case. If you prefer a barrister of your own choice we shall endeavour to secure their instruction subject to their availability.

We have over 20 years of experience in successfully dealing with all types of Crown Court cases ranging from minor dishonesty offences through to the most serious and complex cases such as Murder, Drugs Offences, Terrorism, Robbery, Serious Fraud Office Investigations Sexual Offences, Driving Offences, Money laundering, Inland Revenue investigations, Customs and Excise investigations, Extradition, and Confiscation Proceedings.

COURT OF APPEAL

There are often situations where a defendant is either wrongly convicted for an offence or otherwise the sentence received is excessive.

We have substantial experience in successfully appealing cases at the Court of Appeal. We work closely with experienced appeal barristers to ensure that the grounds of appeal are robust thereby giving our clients the best chance of success.

If you believe that either you or a family member could benefit from our advice and assistance please get in touch.

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