Our criminal defence solicitors are here to help. If you or your business is accused of a crime, contact us straight away for the advice you need.

Who do Pitmans’ Criminal lawyers work for?

At Pitmans we handle a broad range of criminal proceedings, including white-collar crime, corporate manslaughter, corporate criminal proceedings and personal criminal matters of all types. We have a highly effective team with a proven track record. Our Criminal lawyers have sustained their 100% success rate in contested cases.

Our Criminal lawyers act for companies, company directors and private individuals. We act for clients facing all forms of serious personal criminal offences, as well as more minor offences, such as road traffic cases. We have experience in assisting clients faced with criminal freezing orders, search and seizure orders.

Do Pitmans’ Criminal lawyers have any particular areas of expertise?

Our practice is broad and we handle all types of criminal case. Nonetheless, the core of our practice is a dominant position in the pensions fraud area. Partner Chris Netiatis has a specialist expertise in the intersection of pensions and crime. Pensions law is among the most complex types of law there is, and Chris’ market-leading position in this area makes him one of the few specialists in the UK.

Our areas of expertise in Criminal Law include:

  • Pensions liberation
  • Fraud and money laundering
  • Driving related offences
  • Offences against the person
  • Recovery of assets
  • Freezing and disclosure orders
  • Search and seizure orders
  • Internal and regulatory investigations
  • Breaches of trust and fiduciary duty
  • Data security
  • Breach and reputation management
  • Criminal investigations and proceedings

Why choose Pitmans’ Criminal lawyers?

Our Criminal law service is provided at the same costs that we apply for commercial work. Accordingly, we can and do offer the highest level of legal service and personal support. Unfortunately, we do not have a Legal Aid franchise.

At Pitmans we are deeply committed to helping clients in what can often be extremely difficult and challenging personal circumstances. When we represent clients in high profile cases, we try to ensure that their names are kept out of the media. On the occasion when media attention is unavoidable, we do all we can to make certain any coverage remains as benign as possible.

When time is of the essence, we have the resources to provide immediate and urgent help. We do everything we can to offer emergency assistance. This may mean teaming up with local duty solicitors for more routine police appointments. We have excellent working relationships with leading criminal barristers, forensic accountants and other experts.

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