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Criminal Defence

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 on 01482 221496 (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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Read some reviews from our clients

4.88 Average

94 Reviews

Barbara C

I have used Williamsons Solicitors twice this year - for obtaining probate and for the sale of a leasehold flat and on both occasions I have found Williamsons to be extremely efficient and speedy. They were very knowledgeable and kept me well informed at all times. Any queries I had were answered promptly and all advice given was accurate and most helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Williamsons to anyone in need of a first class, reliable and customer friendly solicitor. Thank you for making a traumatic situation as stress free as possible.

Mrs B O

Very apprehensive at the start. From the first contact with Williamsons they were reassuring. Kept up tpdate with the whole process , guided and informed from the start. Pleased with the outcome and my special thanks especially to Mr. Smith and his team Betty Osborn.

Mr Neil P

Great service and always kept up to date with everything, felt i was given the personal touch and not just a client, I used Williamsons to sort out my late fathers estate in which he left in such a mess, and also the sale of a house I will recommend to others and certainly use again Thanks Neil x

Mr N P

Our solicitor Gemma Foster is always available to answer any of our concerns, keeps on top of time scales and perseveres with opposing solicitors even when they are not prepared to push our sales or purchases forward as quick as we often need . Highly delighted with the service we receive from Gemma .

Mr B a

Efficient and friendly service from all staff we had contact with. Very prompt and we were kept informed and up to date throughout the whole process of selling and buying our new house. Rachael who dealt with our case was the most efficient solicitor we have used for convenacying. I would not hesitate to use Williamsons again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Mr J T

Very pleased with the service you provided for me selling the property. Very efficient and will recommend to friends and family.

Carl B

Thankyou very much to Paul Kirby for the work he did . All of Williamsons staff that I dealt with was very friendly professional people and I would definitely use them again .

Anonymous

keeping up to date with all the latest information and details of the case

Alison B

PERSONAL ,PROFESSIONAL SERVICE,

Deborah V

Very satisfied with the outcome. Settled out of court.(medical negligence) A Big thankyou too Wayne Walker highly recomend

Sarah

Very professional service and gave me peace of mind.. would highly recommend

Mr & M

Williamsons were recommended to us and we have not been disappointed. Our sale & purchase was very stressful due to the incompetencies of other legal professionals and estate agents however Williamsons have done their utmost to push them to complete. Communication has been excellent throughout and the team, particularly Samantha and Jane, have worked tirelessly on our case. My husband and I highly recommend Williamsons for your conveyancing needs.

Diane T

Throughout the whole time that my case was ongoing, Williamsons Solicitors have been excellent in their care and service. All matters have been dealt with in great clarity. They are very approachable and everything has been explained in a manner easy to comprehend. I can thoroughly recommend Williamsons to act for others.

Money A

Excellent service. Communication throughout my conveyancing. Value for money. Would definitely recommend this company.

Daniel

Very professional. Very friendly and just great at what they do

Chris

Re Gordon Sewell We received excellent advice at a time of great stress and Gordon was able to react to situations quickly throughout the process.

Anonymous

Fantastic Service received throughout the buying and selling process of our property. Regular updates received by phone or email. Any queries were dealt with swiftly, never had to pester for information. Jane and her colleague Sam went above and beyond to ensure our experience was smooth running. Would highly recommend to others to use Williamsons for any conveyancing matters.

Tom W

over the years that i have dealt with Williamsons solicitors,every time there have succeeded from the conveyancing team to the wills and probate team and the most recent gordon sewell at the civil litigation team ,outstanding professional legal experience along with a winning optimistic way forward. He took on a big challenge and with his knowledge and Williamsons 100+ year experience he won. I would recommend Williamsons solicitors to anyone and to gordon and the team ,a real credit to a local firm that stands out from all the rest.

Anonymous

Thank you for my first home buying process very smooth! I felt that you were on top of everything with good communication throughout.

Mr A Y

I was kept informed at all time. And was treated very well. My claim was dealt with excellently and was more than happy with the result.

Nicola O

The service I received was first class. Always professional, but kind and caring too. Mr Gray worked very hard for us and we achieved a great result.

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