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Criminal Defence

Williamsons Solicitors has the largest criminal defence advocacy department in the area. We are able to provide specialist advice, assistance and representation to individuals, businesses and companies facing Criminal investigation or prosecution by the Police, Crown Prosecution Service and a whole host of other regulatory authorities including:

  • Her Majesty’s Customs and Revenue (HMCR)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • the Environment Agency
  • the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • the Security Industry Agency (SIA)
  • the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)
  • Food Safety Agency (FSA)
  • RSPCA
  • Local Authorities

Services we provide

Criminal DefenceOur highly skilled Defence Advocacy Department deals with all forms of defence and representation. We are by far the largest firm in the region with a dedicated team and we operate a 24/7/365 callout scheme (including all public and bank holidays).

We have dealt with, and have considerable experience in, every single type of criminal offence ranging from the very low end of the scale – minor Shop Theft and minor Public Order Act offences – through to the most serious including Murder, Manslaughter (and Corporate Manslaughter), Drugs Importation Offences, sexual offences  and so on.

Criminal DefenceWe also are involved on a very regular basis will all types of Road Traffic Offences dealing with people who have been caught Speeding and Driving Without Insurance, people who are driving whilst disqualified and people who are in charge of vehicles in excess alcohol or breathalyser cases.

Williamsons has built up a strong reputation of winning cases for our clients, and, as such, a lot of our work is on recommendation from previous clients. For more details of the criminal defence services we can offer, please choose one of the headings below.

How we can help

Criminal DefenceOur Criminal Defence Department has extensive experience in dealing with all types of Defence through the whole range of Criminal offences. We have a highly experienced team of Solicitors (some of whom are also Higher Courts Advocates, meaning if a case goes to the Crown Court, the same Advocate can deal with you from start to finish), and they are supported by a team of experienced Accredited Police Station Representatives whose job it is to assist the lawyers in the work at the Police Stations and also in the preparatory work when matters are at Court.

Public Funding (many know it as Legal Aid) is available to those who qualify. There are two qualifying criteria namely:

  •  Financial eligibility
  • The interests of justice test.

Any member of our team would be able to tell you whether you are likely to qualify for Legal Aid.

If you do not, then we will be more than happy to deal with you on a private fee-paying basis and we will be happy to give you details of our charge out rates.

At Williamsons, our aim is to achieve the best possible outcome for you in your case.

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Throughout the 3 years my case was dealt with great care, and I was well informed with what was going on. Walliamson Solictors, is a great organised and exprienced firm. Please keep it up. God bless you all. P

Gordon handled my case very well, he was well informed and explained everything to me whenever I had any questions, everything was dealt with and my issue was resolved in my favour, I would highly recommend them and I will use them if I have any future issues

My case was handled in a very professional and courteous manner throughout and proceeded exactly as I was told it would from the very first meeting. All contact I had with you either by telephone, email or in person completely put me at ease and therefore I felt comfortable asking any questions I had about my case to which I always received full and informative answers. I was kept fully up to date at all times with the progress of the case and as to what to expect next. I have been particularly impressed with the kind and compassionate treatment of my case from all of the staff at Williamsons particularly Nick Gray who throughout was professional and understanding during this difficult time. Finally I would like to pass on my thanks to all involved with the success of my case and would not hesitate to recommend Williamsons to anyone else unfortunate enough to be in a similar position.

We were buying and selling property which is always stressful his ever Suzanne, Natalie and everyone we dealt with were absolutely brilliant. Kept us informed all the way through the process. Now happy in our new bungalow and have no hesitation in highly recommending Williamsons.

Mr Nick Gray was very thorough, professional and compassionate in dealing with our claim.

Efficiently dealt with.

Always prompt responses. We completed really quickly and Richard and Beth resolved problems as soon as they occured.

Just bought a property Sorted in just over 3 weeks we'll done Williamsons.

We have just moved home & used the coveyancing team for our sale & purchase! Jane & Amanda have been incredible, happy to answer any questions & despite quite a long chain made the transaction go through as quickly & as smoothly as possible. They were professional, friendly & kept us up to date every step of the way! Would highly recommend! Thanks again!

Mark Allison was a very competent solicitor that looked into everything and made the purchase of my house very strait forward. would highly recommend and would use again.

Responded quickly when required. Knowledgeable / helpful staff. Very professional

Brilliant could not have asked for more. Kept us informed all the way through house sale.

Good to have engaged a knowledgeable, local firm of solicitors with plenty of experience in flat conveyancing (new to us) so that everything proceeded smoothly.

MR Richard Bancroft recently handled the purchase of a property for me. He kept me informed all through the process and completed the purchase in approximately 4 weeks. I was delighted with the service.

They gave clear information regarding our problem, set out a course of action and achieved a successful outcome.

They were knowledgable and friendly, helping us to arrange and sort out our wills without any messing about.

Always available to answer any questions professionally and always correctly. If there was ever a question they couldn't answer they found out and came back to me. I used Williamsons due to our old solicitor retiring and I will definitely highly recommend to anyone who needs to use a solicitor. Amanda (AMH) in email is fantastic!

They were accessible, friendly and professional throughout, and secured a fair result in a difficult environment.

Nick was amazing, he talked us through every stage and when we didn't understand he was very patient and explained as many times as we needed. The firm was not pushy,very professional and mindful of our feelings. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

I used Williamsons and can not recommend them highly enough nick gray is extremely understanding and so easy to talk to even about very personal things when I was down and going to give up he encouraged me to carry on which I will be for ever grateful first class communication on every aspect of my case I would highly recommend williamsons from start to finish nick gray especially is easy to talk and a brilliant listener I can't fault this company in any way absolutely excellent and very professional thanks again Andrew George

Nick Gray handled my case for the last 3 to 4 yrs. He was sensitive, empathic and honest and went the extra mile to keep me informed of progress. I can recommend Williamsons to anyone who is in a similar scenario to myself. Thanks Nick you made the process really easy for me.

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