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Criminal Defence Solicitors in Leeds

Leeds Office Britannia Chambers, 4 Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX, UK @53.8001214,-1.5507219

Our award-winning solicitors in Leeds are recognised as one of the country’s top ranked criminal defence teams.

You can benefit from our clear, practical advice, robust representation and strong personal service, giving you the best chance of securing a favourable outcome for even the most challenging situations.

Our expertise includes all areas of criminal law, plus business defence, regulatory advice, prison law, and mental health.

With our team beside you, you can be confident of the very best defence.

Our legal services in Leeds

Criminal defence

With years of combined experience and expertise, our specialist criminal defence solicitors are able to meticulously prepare your defence and act for you in the police station, the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court where required.

Our criminal defence solicitors in Leeds provide strong representation for a wide range of matters, including but not limited to general crime, conspiracy offences, drugs offences and motoring offences.

Sexual offences and indecent images

Our team are able to provide a tailored service to anyone who is facing allegations of a sexual offence.

As one of the country’s leading firms representing individuals accused of sexual offences, our solicitors are well positioned to provide advice in relation to a wide range of matters, such as indecent images, grooming, historic sexual offences and rape.

Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and confiscation

Where confiscation proceedings are brought following a conviction, the support of an expert in the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) will be essential for achieving the best possible result.

Our Leeds Proceeds of Crime Act solicitors can provide support on confiscation proceedings and various other associated matters, such as cash seizure and forfeiture proceedings, account forfeiture, restraint orders and civil enforcement.

Business defence

Failing to react quickly to regulatory or criminal investigations involving your business could leave you vulnerable to the prospect of heavy penalties and/or prosecution. No matter the surrounding circumstances, it is essential to understand your options and what approach you need to take.

Our business defence lawyers in Leeds can advise and represent your organisation on all manner of issues, from allegations of bribery and corruption, through to serious fraud, money laundering and environment agency investigations and prosecutions.

Fraud defence

Prosecutions brought under the Fraud Act 2006 can often prove extremely serious. A guilty verdict can result in serious fines and lengthy terms of imprisonment, in addition to irreversible reputational damage.

With specialist expertise in this field, our fraud defence solicitors in Leeds will be by your side to carefully guide you through every stage of a fraud case, whether you are acting as an individual or on behalf of a business.

Prison law advice

It should go without saying that imprisonment can be an extremely daunting and upsetting prospect. It is therefore important to understand exactly how the prison system works and what actions a prisoner and their loved ones can take to ensure they are treated fairly at all times.

Our prison law solicitors in Leeds regularly work with both prisoners and their families, assisting with a range of matters, including Parole Board reviews, prison transfers, prisoner welfare complaints and re-categorisation.

Military law

Military personnel and relevant associates governed by Military Law in the UK or abroad will require specialist support when dealing with certain legal proceedings.

Our military lawyers in Leeds work with members of every branch of the armed services, providing representation for military proceedings such as Court Martial proceedings, Military Interviews and Summary Proceedings.

Mental health law

We understand the vulnerable nature of any situation where an individual is detained under the Mental Health Act.

Our dedicated mental health law specialists in Leeds offer advice and representation to people detained under the Mental Health Act and their loved ones, acting predominantly under our Legal Aid Agency contract.

Private prosecution

Our team are able to offer a specialist service to both individuals and companies who wish to bring forward a private prosecution.

Our private prosecution solicitors in Leeds regularly assist individuals and businesses who wish to pursue private prosecutions for a variety of matters, including assault and fraud.

Local resources

Leeds Combined Court Centre

Leeds Combined Court Centre hears general criminal cases, in addition to High Court cases for criminal law.

Leeds District Magistrates' Court

Leeds District Magistrates’ Court hears a range of criminal law cases.

Directions to our Leeds office

Our Leeds office is based in the heart of the city, in a beautiful grade II listed building next to Leeds Town Hall. This central location makes us very easy to access by car, bus and train.

Getting to us by car

Our office is accessible from the M1, M621 and M62 motorways. There is limited on street parking, but there are local car parks at The Light (LS1 8TL) or Woodhouse Lane (LS2 3AX).

Getting to us by bus

We are about ten minutes’ walk from Leeds City Bus Station and close to various bus routes, including the 5, 15, 19, 19A, 27, 28 Leeds City, 49, 50, 50A 72 and the Flying Tiger 757.

Getting to us by train

We are less than ten minutes’ walk from Leeds train station.

Office accessibility

We are committed to making our services accessible for everyone. If you have any specific accessibility needs when visiting our offices, please contact us to discuss how we can accommodate you.

Speak to our criminal defence solicitors in Leeds today

If you need expert advice and representation for criminal charges, business defence, regulatory matters or any of our other specialist practice areas, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Telephone: 0333 009 8180 (National rates)

Mobile: 07850 899999(Out of hours)