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Criminal Law Services

Thompsons Solicitors’ principle of only representing injured people, never employers or insurance companies, sets us apart from the general legal services landscape. We have in-depth experience of delivering criminal law services across the UK for professionals, such as teachers, healthcare workers and public servants, who are facing criminal charges. 

Thompsons Solicitors’ dedicated team of criminal law solicitors has unrivalled experience in defending cases of gross negligence manslaughter, misconduct in a public office and historical sexual abuse. We work hard, leaving no stone unturned to establish the facts and gather supporting evidence to defend our clients’ cases. 

Our criminal law team acted in many of the significant cases in our areas of specialisation, including the lead case on section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 regarding the “necessity” requirement prior to arrest, in a successful judicial review to remove details of an allegation of Assault by a Teacher from an Enhanced Criminal Records Certificate and defending two police community support officers facing gross negligence manslaughter charges. 

We operate a 24-hour service, 365 days a year. We can provide advice and assistance to you if you need representation at a police station, criminal court or inquest hearing. To talk to a member of our criminal law team, call our dedicated line on 0800 587 7530.

I was very satisfied with the service and cannot think of anything to improve. I was kept very well updated: my solicitor was like a friend - patient, informative, helpful and gave guidance and good advice. I would recommend Thompsons. My solicitor put me at ease and gave me hope and faith.

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