Blackfords LLP

Criminal defence

We are recognised as one of the country’s leading criminal defence law firms.

Being investigated or prosecuted for any criminal offence is a very serious process with potentially very serious consequences. Everyone, be they an individual or a company, has significant legal rights in such circumstances and it is the job of lawyers to ensure that they are observed.

Inevitably, becoming part of the criminal justice system is a very stressful experience. Blackfords LLP is able to assist with all aspects of every investigation, prosecution and court appearances. We have some of the country’s leading lawyers, expert in this field available to assist you with the entire process. Our lawyers will bring their expertise, professionalism, strength and formidable reputation to your defence in as discrete and sensitive way as possible. We can assist with all forms of criminal allegations such as:

  • Violence such as actual bodily harm (ABH) or grievous bodily harm (GBH)
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Sexual offences
  • Cyber-crime, indecent images and pornography
  • Theft and dishonesty offences
  • Drug crimes
  • Robbery
  • Public Order Offences
  • Football banning orders and associated matters
  • Fraud and tax evasion
  • Harassment and domestic violence

Our lawyers appear in Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts throughout the country every day. No case is too large or small for us and we recommend that you seek legal advice for any case.

We are expert at handling investigations or proceedings brought by the following agencies:

  • Police forces and their specialist crime units
  • City of London Police Economic Crime Unit
  • British Transport Police (BTP)
  • Ministry of Defence Police
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Competition & Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

You will find greater details of how we can assist you with specific matters from the links on this page.

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