This department provides a full range of criminal defence work from the initial investigative stage (e.g. at the police station), through to the conclusion of the case, whether in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court, right up to the highest appellate court.
We deal with a whole range of criminal offences, from straight forward motoring offences to complex murder or fraud investigations.
As well as individual clients, we actively represent companies or corporations in a wide range of regulatory, licensing and white collar crime. We also deal with miscarriages of justice and Human Rights issues.
As recognition of the firm’s excellence in this area, we were early members of the Legal Services Commission's Serious Fraud Panel (now replaced by the Very High Cost Cases Panel or VHCC) which has been awarded to a limited number of practices in the United Kingdom.
Our Crime Department is consistently ranked in the top tier of firms in the respected legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers. Stuart Hutton, who heads this department, is regarded by many as the top criminal lawyer in Wales, a "leader in the field" according to the directories and is well respected among his peers.
We fight all cases to win, and take care to construct defences with close attention to detail and the evidence. We seek to take on board all issues important to a client and strive to attain a successful conclusion in all cases.
We offer a range of charging options to suit your needs in any particular case, which may include:
- Fixed fees
- Monthly payments
- Public funding (“Legal Aid”)*
*Please note that significant changes to the law which affect the availability of Legal Aid will take effect on 1st April 2013. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case, so that any application for public funding can be made at the earliest opportunity.
Please contact Stuart Hutton
to discuss your case and find out how we may be able to help.