Criminal Defence


Caveat Solicitors are able to act for you in all areas of Criminal Defence Law. We offer a high quality and thorough service for all cases we are instructed on. We are able to assist you from initial advice to representation at the Police Station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and through to the Court of Appeal. We offer a highly-professional service to help you through the Criminal Justice System. Our aim is to defend your rights vigorously, pro-actively and to keep you informed at every step of your matter. Caveat Solicitors are often instructed by clients on short notice and in such circumstances, we will prioritise your case and assist you in getting through a difficult time as smoothly as possible. We are a friendly approachable firm with a strong reputation.

We can take your case on with private funding or via legal aid. If legal aid is not available then we will advise you on this and offer you a private quote. Should you wish to instruct us privately there are additional benefits to this in helping you secure the decisive outcome.

We appreciate that many people feel dissatisfied with the service they receive from Solicitors when their cases are funded by the Legal Aid scheme as restrictions of the Legal Aid system can place constraints on the delivery of the highest levels of service and thereby affect quality. We will work constructively, effectively and thoroughly to ensure this does not happen.

Your case will be allocated to the appropriate Solicitor and they will be supported vigorously by support staff within the Crime Department to maximise productivity in your case.

Caveat Solicitors can offer competitive private rates to represent you in your criminal matter and may also be able to work for you on a fixed fee basis. If privately instructed it will allow your Solicitor to investigate and pursue enquiries which are often curtailed under the Legal Aid provisions. Other benefits, amongst others, include a broader selection of Counsel and more of a likelihood of a fixed trial date.

Caveat Solicitors offers the following services:

· Pre-Arrest Advice

· Police station Advice and Assistance

· Magistrates and Crown Court representation

· Confiscation Proceedings

· Cash Seizure

· Restraint Orders

· Appeal Matters

· Judicial Reviews

Please refer to each Criminal Defence Solicitors profile to see the quality of cases we represent clients on and the vast experience we have.

Please contact us today to speak to one of our Solicitors who will be able to discuss the funding arrangements with you and will be pleased to answer any queries that you may have. You may be entitled to public funding and always have the option to pursue this, you can obtain further information from the Legal Aid Agency